Fan Frynych from BBNP Visitor Centre – 7 Oct 2018

Climbing up to Fan FrynychWith appalling weather forecast for Saturday 6th, the date the walk was scheduled in the programme, leader Peter Loughran took a decision to move the walk to the Sunday.  An email to this effect was circulated on the Friday.  It’s never easy to make this sort of decision as the weather is often better than forecast, and so it proved this time.  Rain in the morning but improving considerably by afternoon.

Views to Pen y Fan & Corn DduSo we were not surprised when a very small group turned up for the walk on a day which was forecast as dry but grey.  Nevertheless, we felt vindicated in moving the walk as we enjoyed a great day in almost continual sunshine.  

The walk was a 10 mile circular from the visitor centre near Libanus, and had a gentle flat walk into the hills.  The climb to Fan Frynych was steep but pauses to catch our breath and admire the views made it seem not too bad!  And what views we had!  360 degree vistas including the Carmarthen Fans and the Black Mountains, not to mention Pen y Fan and Corn Ddu. 

Team Photo at trig point on Fan FrynychWe had lunch at a ‘pile of stones’ with great views of the Beacons most popular peaks.  Through binoculars we could see the hoards of people toiling up Pen y Fan & Corn Ddu, whilst we saw about half a dozen people all day.

Our descent from Fan Frynych gave us views to Brecon and further northwards, and we completed our walk via farmland and our outward track back to the visitor centre.  Tea and cake were enjoyed outside with brilliant views of the Beacons.  An excellent walk!