Tal Y Fan
This walk climbs to Tal Y Fan in the Carneddau mountains of North Wales.
The walk starts from the little village of Rowen, located just to the east of the mountain. From here you can follow country lanes and footpaths west towards Cae Coch. Here you turn north to follow a track up to the summit of the mountain which stands at a height of 610 metres (2,001 ft). This makes it the most northerly 2000 ft summit in Wales and also categorises it as a mountain. From here there are fabulous views to the sea, the Isle of Anglesey and the mountains of Snowdonia. It's about a 2.5 mile so roughly 5 miles there and back.
The area is notable for its neolithic wonders on the mountain's lower slopes. Look out for the two ancient burial chambers and two standing stones on your walk. Nearby there's also a little hill fort and the beautiful Llangelynnin Old Church.
Tal Y Fan PostcodeLL32 8YU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Tal Y Fan Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Tal Y Fan Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Tal Y Fan OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Tal Y Fan Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Tal Y Fan Pubs/Cafes
The Ty Gwyn in Rowen is a lovely place for some refreshments after your walk. The historic pub dates back to 1784 and includes a delightful riverside garden where you can enjoy a meal outside on warmer days. You can find the inn on the High Street at a postcode of LL32 8YU for your sat navs. The pubs is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.