Fan Foel

Significance: Highest peak in Carmarthenshire (Traditional CT)
Member of: N/A
Elevation: 781m
Date climbed: April 4th 2015
Coordinates: 51° 53' 14'' N, 3° 42' 49'' W
Route Start / End: Llyn y Fan Fach Car Park, Llanddeusant SA19 9UN
Route Stats: 10.5km in 4 hours 40 mins. +589m elevation gain
Subsidiary tops on route: Bannau Sir Gaer (Picws Du), Waun Lefrith
Other routes touched: Beacons Way, South Wales Traverse

This one is the highest peak in Carmarthenshire but only counts as a sub-peak of Fan Brycheiniog so it doesn’t count as a Marilyn, Nuttall or Hewitt in its own right. Looking back on this one I wish I’d made the extra effort to bag the higher peak too. Even so, this was an amazing walk on a clear spring day with views for miles. It was much less crowded than the Brecon Beacons too.

Richard gowerComment