Fan Y Big and the Cribyn
This walk makes use of the Brecon Beacons Way to take you to Fan Y Big and Cribyn mountains from the Blaen y Glyn Waterfalls. You start off in the Blaen y Glyn car park and climb to the 719 m (2,359 ft) summit of Fan Y Big. This section passes along the spectacular Craig Fan Ddu with wonderful views towards Fan Y Big. From the Fan Y Big summit you continue west along Craig Cwm Cymwyn to the 795 m (2,608 ft) summit of Cribyn. You can extend the walk by continuing west to the summit of Pen Y Fan.
It's a spectacularly beautiful area with wide ranging views across the national park. Also look out for a wide variety of wildlife which includes red kites, sky larks, meadow pipits, peregrines and kestrels.
To continue your walking in the area you could try the Pen y Fan Horseshoe Walk. This fantastic ridge walk starts from the car park in the nearby Taf Fechan Forest and visits the Upper and Lower Neuadd Reservoirs, Corn Du and the Cribyn.
Fan Y Big and the Cribyn Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Fan Y Big and the Cribyn Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Fan Y Big and the Cribyn OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Fan Y Big and the Cribyn Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The excellent Old Barn Tea Room is located just to the south west of the car park near the edge of the Taf Fechan Forest and Pentwyn Reservoir. It's a great place to enjoy a ploughmans lunch or a delicious cream tea after your exercise. The tea room is in a lovely spot with a delightful garden area where you can relax if the weather is fine. You can find it at postcode CF48 2UT for your sat navs. It's also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The epic Cambrian Way passes through the area. The long distance waymarked route starts from the city of Cardiff and runs for nearly 300 miles through the Brecon Beacons, the Cambrian Mountains and Snowdonia before finishing on the North Wales coast at Conwy.