Fan y Big Waterfalls and Ridges Walk  1/5 (2)

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Route Summary:

Walk along the eastern end of the Brecon Beacons.

This walk includes the Hewitt of Fan y Big

This walk includes the Nuttall of Fan y Big

13.67 km 468 m 6 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Start and Finish: Blaen y Glyn Uchaf car park

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Parking :
CF48 2UT

Blaen y Glyn Uchaf car park

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Fan y Big Waterfalls and Ridges Walk Details

While the crowds gather on Pen Y Fan, you may get a bit more solitude towards the less fashionable end of the Beacons. If not on Fan y Big (note only the one ‘n’, snigger, snigger) then towards the Kinder Scout like escarpments on Graig Fan Las.

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For more walks up Pen y Fan, visit our All the Walking Routes up Pen y Fan article.

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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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