Fan Brycheiniog from Picws Du
|Elevation||802.5 m (2,633 ft)|
|Prominence||425 m (1,394 ft)|
|Parent peak||Pen y Fan|
|Listing||Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Translation||Brecknock beacon (Welsh)|
|Pronunciation||Welsh: [ˈvan brəˈxəiniɔɡ]|
|Listed summits of Fan Brycheiniog|
|Fan Hir||761 metres (2,497 ft)||Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Picws Du||749 metres (2,457 ft)||Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Garreg Las||635 metres (2,083 ft)||Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Garreg Lwyd||616 metres (2,021 ft)||Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Foel Fraith||602 metres (1,975 ft)||sub Hewitt|
Fan Brycheiniog is the highest peak in the Black Mountain region of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. It is just inside the county of Brecknockshire, the Welsh name of which gives the mountain its name. It is also within the Fforest Fawr Geopark designated in 2005 in recognition of the area's geological heritage.
The Beacons Way, a waymarked long distance footpath forks near the mountain, with one option passing over the summit and along the long ridge, and the other option offering a lowland route passing beside the lake Llyn y Fan Fawr to the east of the summit. This path leads to the mountain from Llanddeusant in the north-west and Glyntawe in the south-east.
In winter the mountain is spectacular and in summer provides great views.
North-west of the main summit is a slight rise called Fan Foel, which, at 2,562 feet above sea level, is the highest point in the county of Carmarthenshire.
- Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
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