Summit Information for GW/SW-005
Fan Fawr - 734m, 6 points
Association: Wales Region: South Wales
Latitude: 51 51 45 N, Longitude: 3 29 49 W
Grid Reference: SN 970193, QTH Locator: IO81GU
First Snow of The Winter
My starting point today was the lay by usually used for access to Pen y fan at
SN983 199 (446M ASL). The lay by was unusually quiet today but then, it was a bit nippy!
Crossing the main road to the stile I headed diagonally across to the right to pick up the main path at SN 974-196. This route is very boggy in places so I was grateful the ground was frozen solid. Visibility was down to 50m by this time and the path started to rise steeply. At the summit conditions were a little harsh and there was no shelter to be found. I quickly managed to activate the summit and was on my way back down just as it started to snow heavily again.
If you are planning to visit this summit in adverse conditions I strongly recommend you use GPS
Starting point at the foot of Pen y Fan
View from the steeper part of the path as the mist cleared for a moment.
Near the top the path levels out a little
Not much to see at the summit, at least,not today!