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Fan Gyhirych

Fan Gyhirych

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This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Brecon Beacons National Park

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Lying in the Fforest Fawr region of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Fan Gyhirych looms above the A4067. At 2,379 feet (725 m), it’s of a significant size but the going is straightforward, making it a great place for families to go adventuring, as well as seasoned explorers. Fan Gyhirych has a lower summit, Fan Fraith, and plenty of other nearby peaks to conquer while you’re up there. 

A common starting point is in Glyntawe to the south west, or Cray Reservoir to the north. The terrain can be quite boggy, so waterproof boots are a good idea but it tends to get drier the higher you go. When you reach the top, you’ll find a very large summit plateau, which prevents the immediate view from being particularly dramatic. You can see the mighty Pen-y-Fan from here though to the north east, and on the north east of Fan Gyhirych is a glacial cwm, its drop off allowing for better views if you wander towards the edge.


  • Dan Hobson

    Fan Gyhirych is a mountain in Fforest Fawr, Brecon Beacons. The plateau summit stands at 2,379 feet (725 m) and is marked by a trig point. You get lovely views, especially in clear conditions.

    • November 23, 2020

  • Fan Gyhirych is a mountain in the Fforest Fawr section of Brecon Beacons National Park in south Wales. Its highest point at 2,379 feet (725 m) is marked by a trig point which is located towards the western side of the summit plateau. The hill drains to the north into the catchment of the Afon Crai and to the south and west into that of the River Tawe. It is a UK listed Nuttall.

    • November 7, 2020

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Location: Powys, Wales, United Kingdom


  • Elevation2,400 ft

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