Walk up Fan Frynych and Craig Cerrig Gleision

Route Summary:

Walk to the opposite direction of Pen y Fan for an escape from the crowds up Fan Frynych

5.8 km312 m2-3 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.

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Public Transport:

Trawscambian bus.

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Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): 

At start

Weather Forecast:

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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.

The Route

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