Fan Brycheiniog and Picws Du Walk

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Route Summary:

Walk to the distinctive Fan Brycheiniog

This walk includes the 2 Washis of Bannau Sir Gaer – Picws Du, Fan Brycheiniog – Twr y Fan Foel

This walk includes the 2 Hewitts of Bannau Sir Gaer – Picws Du, Fan Brycheiniog – Twr y Fan Foel

This walk includes the 3 Nuttalls of Bannau Sir Gaer – Picws Du, Fan Brycheiniog – Twr y Fan Foel, Waun Lefrith

15.24 km 749 m 5-6 hours or so

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

Start and Finish: road head - SN 798238


None nearby. Llangadog to the north is the nearest village with facilities.


The usual warning about it being a hill walk and will need some care 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:

None to the start of this walk.

Traveline for UK Public Transport
Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): SN 798238

Limited car parking at start.

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Fan Brycheiniog and Picws Du Walk Details

The Westernmost hills in the Brecon Beacons National Park are confusingly called the Black Mountain, not to be confused with the easternmost hills which are the Black Mountains. This is a route to the best known part of these hills, the unmistakable escarpments of the along Picws Du and Fan Brycheiniog (sometimes referred to as Carmarthen Fan in English)

The Route

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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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