GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Carmarthen Fans Walk

8 miles (13 km)

This walk climbs to Picws Du and Fan Brycheiniog in the Carmarthen Fans area of the Brecon Beacons Walks National Park.
You can start your walk from the car park to the north of the hills. Then follow trails south to Llyn y Fan Fach before climbing to the Bannau Sir Gaer ridge. Follow the stunning ridge east and it will take you to the two highest points in the Carmarthen Fans at Picws Du (749m (2,457ft)) and Fan Brycheiniog (802.5 metres (2,633ft)). At the eastern end of the ridge you can also visit the beautiful Llyn Y Fan Fawr.

Carmarthen Fans OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Carmarthen Fans Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Black Mountains Walks and Brecon Beacons Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Llyn-y-Fan Fach - - 22000

Llyn-y-Fan Fach. The lake is actually a reservoir. This view is from the weir, looking around the horseshoe shaped walls of the dramatic Carmarthen Fans (Bannau Sir Gaer)

Bannau Sir Gaer (geograph 6774150)

Bannau Sir Gaer. The steep slopes of the Carmarthenshire Fans above Llyn y Fan Fach - viewed from the old red sandstone footpath that skirts the crests.

Cairn on Picws Du - - 2107251

Cairn on Picws Du

Picws Du from the east - - 2128126

Picws Du from the east

Below Picws Du - - 981376

Looking towards Pant y Bwlch from below the peak of Picws Du.

Fan Foel - - 1405124

Fan Foel

Fan Brycheiniog Summit - - 939145

Fan Brycheiniog Summit trig point and shelter

Towards Twr y Fan Foel - - 981953

Towards Twr y Fan Foel


GPS Files

GPX File

Picws Du and Carmarthen Fans.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Picws Du and Carmarthen Fans.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)