Tal y Fan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tal y Fan
Penmaenmawr Meini Hirion a Tal-y-Fan.JPG
A prehistoric stone circle on the slopes of Tal y Fan
Elevation 610 m (2,000 ft)
Prominence 186 m (610 ft)
Parent peak Carnedd Llewelyn
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Location Conwy, Wales
Range Snowdonia
OS grid SH729726
Topo map OS Explorer OL17
Listed summits of Tal y Fan
Name Grid ref Height Status
Foel Lwyd 600 metres (1,969 ft) sub Hewitt

Tal y Fan is an outlying peak of the Carneddau mountains in North Wales. It is one of the four Marilyns that make up the Carneddau, the others being Carnedd Llywelyn, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision.

It is 610 m high, and lies mid-way between the Conwy valley to the east and Penmaenmawr on the coast to the north-west. It is the most northerly 2000 ft summit in Wales.

On 6 May 2013 BBC News reported that a precise GPS measurement of Tal y Fan's height had been verified by the Ordnance Survey as 609.98 metres or 2,001 feet, confirming its status as a mountain. Bwlch y Ddeufaen separates Tal y Fan from the main Carneddau ridge, the closest summit on which is Carnedd y Ddelw. Pen y Castell is directly opposite to the south. [1] [2] [3]


  1. ^ Marsh, Terry. The Summits of Snowdonia (London: Robert Hale, 1984)
  2. ^ Marsh, Terry. The Mountains of Wales (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1985)
  3. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°14′07″N 3°54′21″W / 53.23517°N 3.90576°W / 53.23517; -3.90576