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    Fan Gyhirych Walk

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    11.7 km
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    401 m
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    The Fan Gyhirych Walk is an exceptional adventure in Brecon Beacons National Park that will see you climb up to the summit of a lesser-known beacon for stunning views of the park. While out walking the trail, you will traverse the slopes of Fan Gyhirych, where you will have an amazing sightline overlooking the Cray Reservoir and Pen-y-Fan to the east. This is a great route if you want to explore the beauty of the park with less people on the trails.

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    Route Description for Fan Gyhirych Walk

    If you are hoping to experience the wild and rugged nature of Brecon Beacons National Park without the foot traffic associated with popular climbs like Pen-y-Fan, then the Fan Gyhirych Walk is the ideal route for you.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way to the southeast and immediately begin climbing uphill alongside a stretch of forest, before the route turns more directly to the south and the path steepens on the approach to the summit of Fan Gyhirych.

    Once you reach the summit of the mountain, you will complete a short loop while experiencing some breathtaking views overlooking the moors and mountains of Brecon Beacons National Park, including the famous Pen-y-Fan to the east and the waters of the Cray Reservoir below. After you have revelled in the scenery, make your way down the mountainside along the same trail to return to the trailhead where you began your adventure.

    Getting to the Fan Gyhirych Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Fan Gyhirych Walk can be found along Heol Senni, just 9.2 km southwest of Sennybridge.

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