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

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) and a Wainwright (No. ). Pen y Fan is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (21st in Wales, 36th in England & Wales). Pen y Fan is classified as a Marilyn (10th highest in Wales, 258th highest in the UK).

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

You will also reach the summit of Cribyn, 795m (2609ft). Cribyn is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (37th highest in Wales, 82nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Cribyn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (46th in Wales, 99th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Fan y Big, 719m (2359ft) Fan y Big was removed from the list of Welsh Hewitts (Welsh Mountains) due to insufficient prominence - August, 2018 - a Welsh Nuttall (78th Wal, 187th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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 . . .

My 12 year old son on Pen y Fan

My 12 year old son on Pen y Fan

Photo: Barry Lugg (12)

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)

Rush hour on Pen y Fan

Rush hour on Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (13)

Descending Pen y Fan

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (28)

Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan

Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan

Photo: Laura Bimson (1)

View from Pen y Fan

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (20)

Jenny, Betty and myself in the middle on Pen Y Fan

Jenny, Betty and myself in the middle on Pen Y Fan

Photo: James Bullett (1)

Me and my hiker buddies on Cribyn on the way to Pen y Fan

Me and my hiker buddies on Cribyn on the way to Pen y Fan

Photo: Brondwyn Dee (1)

Looking back to the zig zags from Scar Crags at the route down from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Looking back to the zig zags from Scar Crags at the route down from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Photo: Keith Evans (4)

Corn Du

Corn Du

Photo: David Cartwright (2)


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