Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn

The finest ridge walk in the Brecon Beacons


Route outline for walk po131:

Blaen y Glyn  -  Craig y Fan Ddu  -  Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt)  -  Craig Cwareli  -  Craig Cwmoergwm  -  Fan y Big  -  Bwlch ar y Fan  -  Roman Road  -  The Taff Trail  -  Blaen y Glyn




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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0
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
2
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt) at 754m (2475ft). Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (60th highest in Wales, 143rd highest in England & Wales). Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt) means 'Gray Stone Heath (Pass with Two Hills)' in Welsh and is pronounced 'g-wine kerrig thlu-dion (bulch uh thui-athlt)'. The summit of Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt) is marked by a large flat cairn.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Fan y Big at 719m (2359ft). Fan y Big is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (78th highest in Wales, 187th highest in England & Wales). Fan y Big means 'Beacon of the Beak' in Welsh and is pronounced 'van-uh-beeg'. The summit of Fan y Big is marked by a stone slab resembling a diving board. Fan y Big was removed from the list of Welsh Hewitts (Welsh Mountains) due to insufficient prominence - August, 2018

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Taff Trail, an 88km (55 miles) linear footpath connecting Cardiff in Powys, Wales with Brecon in Powys, Wales. The Taff Trail is waymarked by a viaduct in a yellow arrow motif. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Taff Trail.

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 po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn

In no particular order . . .

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - Craig Cwm Cynwyn, Cribyn, Craig Cwm Sere, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Fan y Big

Craig Cwm Cynwyn, Cribyn, Craig Cwm Sere, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Fan y Big

Photo: Jane Thomas (2)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - The waterfall at Blaen y Glyn

The waterfall at Blaen y Glyn

Photo: Alex Oldridge (2)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - Me striding out across Craig Cwmoergwm with Corn Du (centre - distance), Pen y Fan, Cribyn amd Fan y Big (far right).

Me striding out across Craig Cwmoergwm with Corn Du (centre - distance), Pen y Fan, Cribyn amd Fan y Big (far right).

Photo: Steph Burton (2)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - Waterfalls next to the Blaen y Glyn Car Park

Waterfalls next to the Blaen y Glyn Car Park

Photo: Neil Toulouse (2)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - Craig y Fan Ddu

Craig y Fan Ddu

Photo: Chris Sillett (12)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - The Blaen Caerfanell waterfall near Blaen y Glyn

The Blaen Caerfanell waterfall near Blaen y Glyn

Photo: Alex Oldridge (8)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - On the summit of Fan y Big

On the summit of Fan y Big

Photo: Alex Oldridge (5)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - The obligatory diving board photo on Fan y Big with Cribyn beyond

The obligatory diving board photo on Fan y Big with Cribyn beyond

Photo: Alex Oldridge (4)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - Pen y Fan from Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt)

Pen y Fan from Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt)

Photo: Chris Sillett (17)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - Craig Cwm

Craig Cwm

Photo: David Cartwright (3)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - Climbing Craig y Fan Ddu

Climbing Craig y Fan Ddu

Photo: Chris Sillett (13)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Craig Cwareli

Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Craig Cwareli

Photo: Alex Oldridge (6)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - Cribyn with Pen Y Fan beyond from Fan y Big

Cribyn with Pen Y Fan beyond from Fan y Big

Photo: Paul Holroyd (28)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - Waterfalls next to the Blaen y Glyn Car Park

Waterfalls next to the Blaen y Glyn Car Park

Photo: Neil Toulouse (3)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - Waterfalls near Blaen y Glyn

Waterfalls near Blaen y Glyn

Photo: Alex Oldridge (9)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - View from Craig Y Fan Ddu

View from Craig Y Fan Ddu

Photo: Paul Holroyd (27)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - Cribyn from Bwlch Ar y Fan

Cribyn from Bwlch Ar y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (4)

Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn - On the summit of Fan y Big

On the summit of Fan y Big

Photo: Jane Thomas (1)


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