Walk po124 Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych from Maen Llia

Long but easy to follow moorland walk


Route outline for walk po124:

Maen Llia Standing Stone  -  Fan Nedd  -  Bwlch y Duwynt  -  Fan Fraith  -  Fan Gyhirych  -  Bwlch Bryn-rhudd  -  Penwyllt  -  Carreg Cadno  -  Sand Hill  -  Coed-y-Garreg  -  Sarn Helen Roman Road  -  Maen Madoc Standing Stone  -  Plas-y-gors  -  Blaen Llia  -  Maen Llia.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
2
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
Welsh
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Fan Gyhirych at 725m (2379ft). Fan Gyhirych is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (60th highest in Wales, 144th highest in England & Wales) Fan Gyhirych is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (74th highest in Wales, 178th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (29th highest in Wales, 538th highest in the UK). Fan Gyhirych means ''Braided Beacon' in Welsh and is pronounced 'van-g-ee-hee ree-kh'. The summit of Fan Gyhirych is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point & a cairn.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Fan Fraith at 668m (2192ft). Fan Fraith is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (119th highest in Wales, 293rd highest in England & Wales). Fan Fraith means 'Fraith Beacon' in Welsh and is pronounced 'van-vr-eye-th'. The summit of Fan Fraith is marked by a small cairn.

You will also reach the summit of Fan Nedd at 663m (2176ft). Fan Nedd is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (93rd highest in Wales, 226th highest in England & Wales) Fan Nedd is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (123rd highest in Wales, 301st highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (44th highest in Wales, 670th highest in the UK). Fan Nedd means 'Neath Beacon' in Welsh and is pronounced 'van neth'. The summit of Fan Nedd is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point & a shelter.

Along the way you will also bag:

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL12
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 160
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk po124 Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych from Maen Llia

In no particular order . . .

Walk po124 Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych from Maen Llia - Bwlch y Duwynt with Yr Allt (Forest Fawr) beyond from Fan Gyhirych

Bwlch y Duwynt with Yr Allt (Forest Fawr) beyond from Fan Gyhirych

Photo: Jeff Mayers (8)

Walk po124 Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych from Maen Llia - Cairn in the summit of Fan Gyhirych

Cairn in the summit of Fan Gyhirych

Photo: Jeff Mayers (6)

Walk po124 Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych from Maen Llia - The footbridge over Afon Llia at Blaen Llia Picnic Area

The footbridge over Afon Llia at Blaen Llia Picnic Area

Photo: Jon Norbury (1)

Walk po124 Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych from Maen Llia - Bwlch y Duwynt

Bwlch y Duwynt

Photo: Jeff Mayers (9)

Walk po124 Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych from Maen Llia - Yr Allt (Forest Fawr) from Fan Nedd

Yr Allt (Forest Fawr) from Fan Nedd

Photo: Jeff Mayers (13)

Walk po124 Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych from Maen Llia - Fan Nedd summit trig point

Fan Nedd summit trig point

Photo: Jeff Mayers (12)

Walk po124 Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych from Maen Llia - The Afon Senni Valley from Fan Nedd

The Afon Senni Valley from Fan Nedd

Photo: Jeff Mayers (10)

Walk po124 Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych from Maen Llia - Fan Nedd from Bwlch y Duwynt

Fan Nedd from Bwlch y Duwynt

Photo: Jeff Mayers (14)

Walk po124 Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych from Maen Llia - Cray Reservoir and Pont Gihirych from the upper slopes of Fan Gyhirych

Cray Reservoir and Pont Gihirych from the upper slopes of Fan Gyhirych

Photo: Jeff Mayers (5)

Walk po124 Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych from Maen Llia - Fan Gyhirych summit trig point

Fan Gyhirych summit trig point

Photo: Jeff Mayers (7)

Walk po124 Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych from Maen Llia - Beacon on Fan Nedd

Beacon on Fan Nedd

Photo: Jeff Mayers (11)


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