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  -  Heolfanog  -  Cil-rhew  -  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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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 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) and a Welsh Marilyn (10th highest in Wales, 259th highest in the UK). The summit of Pen y Fan is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point. Pen y Fan is the highest point in The Brecon Beacons National Park and the highest point in the county of Powys.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Corn Du at 871m (2859ft). Corn Du is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (25th highest in Wales, 43rd 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 (47th highest in Wales, 99th highest in England & Wales). Cribyn means 'The Summit' in Welsh and is pronounced 'kree-bun'. The summit of Cribyn is marked by a small cairn.

Along the way you will also bag:


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Brecon Beacons National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL12 Brecon Beacons National Park - Western & Central areas


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

160 Brecon Beacons


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

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

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Joanne Lucas (5)

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

Pen y Fan summit

Photo: Paul Holroyd (32)

Walk po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon - Gwaun Perfedd (left) and Gwaun Taf (right) from Pen y Fan

Gwaun Perfedd (left) and Gwaun Taf (right) from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (8)

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

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Laura Bimson (2)

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

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Simon Barnett (9)

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

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (27)

Walk po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon - 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 po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon - Kacey  on the side of Corn Du

Kacey on the side of Corn Du

Photo: Lisa Weir (2)

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

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Jo Davies (1)

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

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (11)

Walk po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon - Me at the top of Pen Y Fan on a wonderful 'brooding' day

Me at the top of Pen Y Fan on a wonderful 'brooding' day

Photo: Malcolm Carson (1)

Walk po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon - 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 po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon - Dawn taking in the view from Corn Du

Dawn taking in the view from Corn Du

Photo: Dan-in A-Van (1)

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

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Matt Allen (2)

Walk po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon - 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 (2)

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

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (21)

Walk po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon - Mick and Rob, friends of 40 years make it to the top of a windswept Pen Y Fan

Mick and Rob, friends of 40 years make it to the top of a windswept Pen Y Fan

Photo: Rob Ollerton (1)

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

On Pen y Fan summit

Photo: Joanne Lucas (6)

Walk po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon - Me (70) and Carole (65) on Pen y Fan 2 days after our 45th Wedding Anniversary

Me (70) and Carole (65) on Pen y Fan 2 days after our 45th Wedding Anniversary

Photo: Terry Merrington (1)

Walk po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon - Nearing the summit of Pen y Fan

Nearing the summit of Pen y Fan

Photo: Daniel Evans (1)


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