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 . . .

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Matt Allen (2)

Pen y Fan (far left) and Corn Du with Llyn Cwm Llwch tarn below from near the Tommy Jones Obelisk

Pen y Fan (far left) and Corn Du with Llyn Cwm Llwch tarn below from near the Tommy Jones Obelisk

Photo: Rob Camm (1)

Neuadd Reservoir from Graig Fan Du

Neuadd Reservoir from Graig Fan Du

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (31)

Cribyn and Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Cribyn and Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Photo: Drewe Hartles (1)

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)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Tony Taylor (1)

My daughter Ffion (aged 8) on the summit of Pen y Fan

My daughter Ffion (aged 8) on the summit of Pen y Fan

Photo: Kieron Dunning (1)

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) with Mam Tor and Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) beyond during a winter temperature inversion

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) with Mam Tor and Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) beyond during a winter temperature inversion

Photo: Anthony Waldron (7)

Cribyn with Pen Y Fan beyond from Fan y Big

Cribyn with Pen Y Fan beyond from Fan y Big

Photo: Paul Holroyd (28)

Bwlch Ar y Fan from Cribyn

Bwlch Ar y Fan from Cribyn

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (5)


. . . load all 133 walk photos from Walk po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon


Send us your photographs and pictures from your walks and hikes

To add your walk photographs and pictures to this walk, please send them as email attachments (configured for any computer) along with your name to:

and we shall do our best to publish them.

(Guide Resolution = 300dpi. At least = 660 pixels (wide) x 440 pixels (high).)

Send us your walking and hiking photographs and pictures via Facebook

You can also submit photos via our Facebook Page.

NB. Please indicate where each photo was taken.







Follow go4awalk.com on Twitter Follow go4awalk.com on Facebook






Find new Friends to go walking with

Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 Walks. Download GPS Waypoints - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information, GPS Waypoints and Split Times to keep you on Schedule

Walk The British Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information and GPS Waypoints

See our pick of The Best Walks in The Lake District - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Ridge Walks - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Walks to do in the rain - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Snowdonia - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Ridge Walks in Wales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Brecon Beacons - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Yorkshire Dales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Peak District - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Forest of Bowland - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Shropshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Cheshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Lancashire - Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Try Peak Bagging - Great Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Walk part of a National Trail - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walks with Downloadable and Uploadable GPS Waypoint Data

Walking Kit Gear Tested by Walkers

Full Site Search
Do not miss our pick of the Best Walks in Britain