Walk up Fan Frynych and Craig Cerrig Gleision
Walk to the opposite direction of Pen y Fan for an escape from the crowds up Fan Frynych
|5.8 km||312 m||2-3 hours|
Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.
Start and Finish: Layby A470
None, you’ll need to go to Libanus for the nearest pub – the Tai’r Bull. Also take note that the nearby Storey Arms isn’t a welcome pub at the end of the day, but an outdoor centre.
The usual warning that you’ll need some navigational skills, especially in poor visibility.
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Walk up Fan Frynych and Craig Cerrig Gleision Route Map and GPX Download
- Glyn Tarell from Storey Arms - 1.2km
- Pen y Fan Walk from Storey Arms - 1.2km
- Pen y Fan and Corn Du Brecon Beacons Walk - 2.4km
- Brecon Beacons Horseshoe Walk from Cwm Taf Fechan - 8.3km
- Fan y Big Waterfalls and Ridges Walk - 9.0km
- Pen y Fan and Brecon Beacons via the Cwm Llwch horseshoe walk - 9.1km
- Brecon Beacons Waterfall Country Walk- Four Falls Trail to Sgwd yr Eira - 9.2km
- On the Taff Trail from Talybont on Usk to Brecon - 10.5km
Pubs and Cafes Nearby:
Walk up Fan Frynych and Craig Cerrig Gleision Details
Nestling opposite the busy central Brecon Beacons and Pen y Fan, lies the Fforest Fawr and Fan Frynych, and while the upper reaches are flat and boggy, the crags in the cwm below are as rugged as anywhere in the Beacons. Of course, you also get a grandstand view back over the Tarell Valley to the Central Brecon Beacons and the crowds that walk there. You, on the other hand, will be (un)lucky to see anyone else on this quiet walk.
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