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Carmarthen Fan

Carmarthen Fan


Postby wurzel » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:39 am

Hewitts included on this walk: Bannau Sir Gaer - Picws Du, Fan Brycheiniog, Fan Hir, Garreg Las [Twyn Swnd]

Date walked: 17/04/2010

Time taken: 7

Distance: 23 km

Ascent: 960m

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These are some photos from a walk I did a few weeks back. I've also included better ones from a trip earlier in the month when there was snow on the ground. I found walking it clockwise the best, as this meant there were better views on the long stretch between the road and Gareg Las (or maybe it was because of the better weather that day), and avoided the trudge up to Fan Hir -- going down it was much easier.

There are a few small streams to cross, and with snow melt on the first visit some ingenuity was required to get over without getting wet, but after a few weeks of dry warmish weather they were easily crossed by jumping between stones. This was the best walk I've done in South Wales, and I've now visited all the South Wales Nuttalls/Hewitts. I'm looking forward to visiting some of the more northern Welsh hills next, and hopefully Scotland sometime this year.


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The two cairns on Garreg Las

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This mesh was placed inside one of the cairns. Any idea what for?

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Looking east from Waun Lefrith towards Picws Du

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Looking down to Llyn y Fan Fach from Picws Du

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Fan Foel from Picws Du

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Picws Du viewed from the east

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Looking towards Fan Hir from the SSE
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Re: Carmarthen Fan

Postby mountain coward » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:03 am

They're beautifully sculpted mountains down there aren't they? :D Never seen anything like the cairn mesh - no idea why that would be there - unless someone's bivvying at the summit cairn/shelter and that's their cover for the night :lol:
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Re: Carmarthen Fan

Postby wurzel » Mon May 03, 2010 1:38 pm

They are quite pleasing to the eye. I had my first visit to N Wales yesterday, and what I saw up there was a lot less regular -- generally more rugged, rocky and harder on the knees on the way down. Still quite pleasant, though, in a different kind of way.
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Re: Carmarthen Fan

Postby monty » Mon May 03, 2010 1:42 pm

Picture 3 looks tremendous with the drop from the plateau :D
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Re: Carmarthen Fan

Postby walk aboot » Thu May 06, 2010 1:03 pm

Brilliant photos wurzel :) . Solved the mesh puzzle yet? :think:
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Re: Carmarthen Fan

Postby wurzel » Sat May 08, 2010 9:31 am

walk aboot wrote:Solved the mesh puzzle yet? :think:

I can only guess. It looked like heavy duty stuff, not the sort of thing you'd carry up on your back.
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