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Fan Y Big and Waun Rydd

Fan Y Big and Waun Rydd


Postby davekermito » Sat May 05, 2018 8:09 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Waun Rydd

Date walked: 05/05/2018

Time taken: 4.5

Distance: 16.4 km

Ascent: 755m

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Still on the mission to finish the Welsh Hewitts before summer, I saw the beautiful weather forecasted and decided to take on a couple of Brecon Beacons previously missed.


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Parking up over a 1000 foot up at the Blaen y Glyn car park in the Talybont Forest, it does make an easy start! Not fancying the incline up Craig y Fan Ddu, I opted for a very easy stroll up to Bwlch ar y Fan alongside the Neuadd upper reservoirs. Very easily graded and possible the nicest/easiest walk up to a high pass, 3 very simple miles follow the old Roman Road to the pass between Cribyn and Fan Y Big.

From here it's the only steep incline of the day and even that is over quickly. Soon at the top of Fan y Big with opening views of the main escarpment of Pen y Fan and Cribyn, it's a simple stroll!

From here it's a case of following the scarp path for a few miles around to the end of Bwlch y Ddwyallt and then up the cinder path that edges Waun Rydd. A quick detour takes you to a spot height on a rather featureless summit and then back to the path.

Re-tracing the path, it then takes the Eastern edge along Graig Fan Las. Here loads of people were met walking up from the car park in a state of red faced exhaustion! Following the obvious path it's back to the car park, where I met hundreds of runners, cyclists and bank holiday strollers enjoying a wonderfully warm spring day!

Really enjoyed a route I'd put off for being 'boring'. An enjoyable way to enjoy the sunshine!

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Remember this stick - there aren't any trees on the Beacons!

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Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn

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Back of Cribyn

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That stick! On Fan y Big.

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Diving board off FyB

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Ongoing ridge

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More cliffs, ongoing Northern escarpment

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And this idiot.
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