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A short walk up Fan Fawr

A short walk up Fan Fawr


Postby willywalker247 » Wed May 16, 2012 2:57 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Fan Fawr

Date walked: 16/05/2012

Time taken: 1.4

Distance: 5.57 km

Ascent: 326m

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Start point
Parked the car in the carpark opposite the Storey Arms Centre grid ref SN983203,start point. I had decided on just a short walk as i had a couple of thing to do later in the afternoon.
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The walk up Fan Fawr is short but steep in couple of places.
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As you approach the summit you will now see a small cairn that has been built,last year when i was up here it was only a pile of stones, I stopped to chat to a fellow walker, it turned out he was in training to climb Kilamanjaro later in the year, I wished him well, i hope he makes it. I made my way to the trig point which is slightly lower than the summit cairn, but with some great views, all be it a bit hazy.
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Fan Fawr`s north face close up
I now dropped down the eastern slope turning north as i did to skirt round to the north face to rejoin the path on the western side and back to the car.
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Corn Du
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Fan Hirand Fan Brycheiniog on the horizon
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Fan Llia,Fan Nedd.Fan,Fan Gyhirych
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Beacons reservoir where i have spent many an hour or two fly fishing
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Looking north and along the A470
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Re: A short walk up Fan Fawr

Postby ChrisW » Wed May 16, 2012 8:53 pm

A cracking wee wander WW, beautiful weather too what more could you wish for :D
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Re: A short walk up Fan Fawr

Postby garyhortop » Thu May 17, 2012 5:26 pm

Seems to me a good alternative to avoid the crowds on Pen y Fan!! especially when it's really busy! Nice walk! :D
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Re: A short walk up Fan Fawr

Postby willywalker247 » Thu May 17, 2012 8:25 pm

garyhortop wrote:Seems to me a good alternative to avoid the crowds on Pen y Fan!! especially when it's really busy! Nice walk! :D


I am going to expand the walk to include couple more hills soon.
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