Walk po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir)

Open moorland walk with fine views


Route outline for walk po132:

Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir)  -  Heol Senni (Fan Bwlch Chwyth)  -  Yr Allt (Forest Fawr)  -  Bwlch y Duwynt  -  Fan Fraith  -  Fan Gyhirych  -  Bwlch Bryn-fhudd  -  Pont Gihirych.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
2
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
Welsh
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
1
Bridget

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 Yr Allt (Forest Fawr) at 604m (1982ft). Yr Allt (Forest Fawr) is also known as a Welsh Dewey (9th highest in Wales, 14th in England & Wales) Yr Allt (Forest Fawr) means 'The Hill' in Welsh and is pronounced 'ur-a-thl-t'. The summit of Yr Allt (Forest Fawr) is marked by a small cairn..

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 po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir)

In no particular order . . .

Walk po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir) - 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 po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir) - Yr Allt (Forest Fawr) summit cairn

Yr Allt (Forest Fawr) summit cairn

Photo: Jeff Mayers (15)

Walk po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir) - 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 po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir) - Waterfalls en-route to Fan Gyhirych

Waterfalls en-route to Fan Gyhirych

Photo: Jeff Mayers (2)

Walk po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir) - Fan Gyhirych summit trig point

Fan Gyhirych summit trig point

Photo: Jeff Mayers (7)

Walk po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir) - Cairn in the summit of Fan Gyhirych

Cairn in the summit of Fan Gyhirych

Photo: Jeff Mayers (6)

Walk po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir) - Cray Reservoir dam

Cray Reservoir dam

Photo: Paul Holroyd (26)

Walk po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir) - Another Waterfall with Fan Gyhirych towering above

Another Waterfall with Fan Gyhirych towering above

Photo: Jeff Mayers (3)

Walk po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir) - Aproaching Fan Gyhirych

Aproaching Fan Gyhirych

Photo: Jeff Mayers (4)

Walk po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir) - Nant Gihirych from the lay by at Pont Gihirych

Nant Gihirych from the lay by at Pont Gihirych

Photo: Jeff Mayers (1)

Walk po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir) - Bwlch y Duwynt

Bwlch y Duwynt

Photo: Jeff Mayers (9)

Walk po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir) - Fan Nedd from Bwlch y Duwynt

Fan Nedd from Bwlch y Duwynt

Photo: Jeff Mayers (14)

Walk po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir) - Heol Senni (Fan Bwlch Chwyth) summit trig point

Heol Senni (Fan Bwlch Chwyth) summit trig point

Photo: Jeff Mayers (16)


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