David ThomasI have been walking in the mountains for over 50 years, walking on my own for over 40 years and have been a qualified Mountain Leader since 1986. I have walked in high mountains all over the UK and Ireland, Spain, the Pyrennees, the Alps, Ethiopia, Australia and walked the GR20 in Corsica.
This approximately 10-mile walk is a serious mountain day taking in the best of the Carmarthen Fans. About Starting at the parking for Llyn y Fan Fawr the route goes up past
This approximately 10-mile walk is a serious mountain day taking in the best of the Carmarthen Fans.
Starting at the parking for Llyn y Fan Fawr the route goes up past small falls and pools to the lake. From there we go along the lakeshore and then follow the base of the steep escarpment until we drop down towards Llyn y Fan Fach.
This is, in my opinion, without doubt, the most scenic approach to our second lake, nestled in its semicircle of 800+ft cliffs. From the dam wall, we take the path onto the ridge and reach the first peak, Bannau Sir Gaer, then continue along the ridge to Picws Du. The final peak is Fan Brycheiniog, the highest in the Carmarthen Fans from where we drop down to Llyn y Fan Fawr again and back to the cars.
Height Gain : 500m Distance : 15km Time : 6hrs
What to bring
* Walking boots
* Warm layers and waterproofs essential
* Packed lunch
Car park on the side of the mountain road approximately half way between Glantawe and Trecastle
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