Walk po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon

Simply fantastic - but pick a nice clear day


Route outline for walk po169:

Nant Cwm Llwch  -  Brecon  -  Llyn Cwm Llwch  -  Tommy Jones Obelisk  -  Craig Cwm Llwch  -  Corn Du  -  Pen y Fan  -  (Penyfan)  -  Craig Cwm Sere  -  Cribyn  -  Craig Cwm Cynwyn  -  Fan y Big  -  Bailea  -  Afon Cynrig  -  Pant  -  Plas-y-gaer  -  Nant Gwdi  -  Pont Rhydybetws  -  Nant Cwm Llwch.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The Tommy Jones Obelisk is dedicated to a young 5 year old boy who got lost during the night of August 4th, 1900. Despite an anxious search his remains were not discovered until September 1st, 1900.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
2
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
4
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Pen y Fan at 886m (2907ft). Pen y Fan is the highest point in The Brecon Beacons National Park and the highest point in the county of Powys.

Pen y Fan is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (19th highest in Wales, 31st highest in England & Wales). Pen y Fan is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (21st highest in Wales, 36th highest in England & Wales). Pen y Fan is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (10th highest in Wales, 259th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Corn Du at 873m (2865ft). Corn Du is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (23rd highest in Wales, 41st highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Cribyn at 795m (2609ft). Cribyn is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (37th highest in Wales, 82nd highest in England & Wales). Cribyn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (46th highest in Wales, 99th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Fan y Big at 719m (2359ft). Fan y Big was removed from the list of Welsh Hewitts (Welsh Mountains) due to insufficient prominence - August, 2018

Fan y Big is known as a Welsh Nuttall (78th highest in Wales, 187th highest in England & Wales).

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 po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon

In no particular order . . .

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Brecon

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Brecon

Photo: David Thompson (1)

Descending Pen y Fan

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (27)

Me at the top of Pen Y Fan

Me at the top of Pen Y Fan

Photo: Dave Slack (3)

View from Pen y Fan

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (11)

Climbing Pen y Fan

Climbing Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (12)

On Craig Gwaun Taf

On Craig Gwaun Taf

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (25)

Descending Pen y Fan

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (29)

Coming off Pen y Fan the hard way via Nant Crew

Coming off Pen y Fan the hard way via Nant Crew

Photo: Barry Lugg (13)

Corn Du and the Brecon Beacons from the summit of Pen y Fan just after sunset

Corn Du and the Brecon Beacons from the summit of Pen y Fan just after sunset

Photo: Caroline Swain (1)

Pen y fan from Cribyn

Pen y fan from Cribyn

Photo: Paul Holroyd (29)


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