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Picws Du & Llyn y Fan Fach from near Llanddeusant
Introduction to Walk 3559

Photo from the walk - Picws Du & Llyn y Fan Fach from near Llanddeusant

Nat Park - Brecon Beacons

County/Area - Carmarthenshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.3 miles / 8.6 km

Ascent - 1600 feet / 485 metres

Time - 4 hours 20 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Brecon Beacons walk combines the summit of Picws Du perched atop the sandstone escarpment with Llyn y Fan Fach which lies some 500 feet below. The route uses good paths throughout and starts a few miles east of Llandeusant. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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