Saturday, 1 July 2000

Fan y Big

Fan y Big
Height: 719m (2,359ft)
Prominence: 30m (98ft)
Region: Brecon Beacons
Classifications: Hewitt, Nuttall
Summit feature: Large platform & trig pillar
Times climbed: 1
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The bare rocks on the summit
Fan y Bîg (Van a Beeg - Beak Beacon) is a subsidiary summit of Waun Rydd, standing at the western tip of the Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion plateau. Its name translates as 'peak of the bill' - perhaps in allusion to its striking pointed shape, as seen from some directions.

The summit is bare and marked with a cairn, which stands on the edge of its precipitous western face. The view of this face from Cribyn is impressive.

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