Walk 2646 - printer friendly version
Fan Nedd & Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Fforest Fawr Walk
Author - Hugh Maguire
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Ascent - 1620 feet / 491 metres
Grade - moderate
Start - OS grid reference SN896222
Lat 51.88739 + Long -3.6055316
Postcode LD3 8YY (approx. location only)
The area immediately west of A4067 near Cray Reservoir offers some excellent hill walking. This walk, walk 2645 and walk 2647 are based on the same starting point are variations on a theme.
Take the road leading north east from the A4067 opposite the Cray Resevoir. The walk starts on a track on the right just over half a mile along this road (Grid ref. SN 896222). There is quite a bit of parking space at the start of the track but keep away from the gate as this is sometimes used by lorries visiting the quarry further up the track.
This walk offers few navigational problems and involves following the track for several miles until you reach a fork (Grid ref. SN 900196) to the left on the track. Take it and head south east. You can see Fan Nedd in front of you as you drop downhill into a boggy area. You then follow the track up Fan Nedd to the top (Grid ref. SN 913183). Once again a good place to stop with excellent views.
You can either return the way you came or bear north and then east along the ridge to the trig point on Fan Bwlch Chwyth (Grid ref. SN 912216). From here walk just north of west back to the start. This last bit can be a bit harder, crossing the stream's deep valley, but is still ok.