Fan BrycheiniogFan Brycheiniog, Swansea SA9 1GT, UK
Fan Brycheiniog is a mountain in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. It is the highest peak in the Black Mountains, with an elevation of 802 metres.
This walk is suitable for all abilities of walkers, providing the weather is clear, but it is still a challenging walk, so as always, caution is recommended. The path is unmarked but visible throughout, and this route is very exposed so best walked on a clear day. There is only ever steepness on one side of the ridge so it is not necessary to have a head for heights. Park on the roadside near the village this walk begins at (SatNav postcode: SA9 1GS).
The views on a clear day can stretch as far as the Bristol channel, so they are well worth the effort.
Before you go
This is a wild and remote place so make sure you are fully prepared for your visit.
This means wearing the appropriate clothing and footwear for the the conditions, having a compass, map of the area and the knowledge to use these.
You should also take some food, plenty of water, a first aid kit with an emergency whistle, a head torch and a mobile phone. You should also have spare warm and waterproof clothing with you and a survival bag should you need to await rescue for an emergency situation on the mountain.
Always tell someone details of your route and give an indication of the time you should be expected back.