Pont'ar Wysg - Fan Foel - Fan Brycheiniog

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Mynydd Du (aka Carmarthen Fan) rises above and dominates its surroundings. This is seen most clearly in the approach from the north, which crosses open ground and passes close to the source of the River Usk before reaching the north ridge of Fan Foel. The ascent is steep but straightforward, affording views across a wide arc of the Welsh countryside. Llyn y Fan Fawr lies below the scarp cliffs as one walks from Fan Foel to the summit of Fan Brycheiniog.

Whilst this is described as a linear walk, it can be combined with a visit to Llyn y Fan Fawr by continuing south from the summit of Fan Brycheiniog to Bwlch Giedd and then descending along the path to the lake. This is a pleasant spot to relax in the sunshine. The lower variant of the Beacons Way leads from the lake back to the foot of the north ridge, where you can rejoin the outward route.

Wales - Mid Wales - Powys - Black Mountains


Great Views, Moor, Mountains, River, Woodland

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