Fan Brycheiniog

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Fan Brycheiniog
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]
Location Powys, Wales
Range Brecon Beacons
OS grid SN825217
Listed summits of Fan Brycheiniog
Name Grid ref Height Status
Fan Hir SN969193 761 metres (2,497 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Picws Du SN969193 749 metres (2,457 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Garreg Las SN969193 635 metres (2,083 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Garreg Lwyd SN969193 616 metres (2,021 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Foel Fraith SN969193 602 metres (1,975 ft) sub Hewitt
Llyn y Fan Fawr, below Fan Brycheiniog in the Black Mountain

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.[1]

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.


  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

Coordinates: 51°52′53″N 3°42′31″W / 51.88144°N 3.70848°W / 51.88144; -3.70848