The Carmarthen Fans Circular

The Carmarthen Fans Circular

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This is one of the best hikes in Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons), taking you up the Carmarthen Fans (Bannau Sir Gaer), visiting the peaks of Waun Lefrith, Picws Du, Fan Foel, and Fan Brycheiniog. Llyn y Fan Fach sits beneath the precipitous ridgeline of Bannau Sir Gaer. It's an epic scene, the remnants of the landscape’s glacial past clearly visible in all directions. It is also associated with the myth of the Lady of the Lake.

The trail is a real wildlife haven. Look out for fish as they flip on the lakes surfaces, while up in the sky you're likely to see red kites, buzzards, crows and kestrels.

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1. Llyn y Fan Fach

Altitude: 501 m

2. Waun Lefrith

Altitude: 671 m

3. Fan Foel

Altitude: 777 m

4. Fan Brycheiniog

Altitude: 800 m

5. Llyn y Fan Fawr

Altitude: 605 m

6. Picws Du

Altitude: 721 m

7. Start

Altitude: 275 m

8. Finish

Altitude: 275 m

9. The Carmarthen Fans Circular

Altitude: 275 m
Distance:14857
Elapsed Time:13475
Avg Speed:1.1111111111111105
Min Altitude:274
Max Altitude:799
Climb:745
Descent:745