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Fan y Big from Torpantau
Introduction to Walk 1283

Photo from the walk - Fan y Big from Torpantau

Nat Park - Brecon Beacons

County/Area - Powys

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 1850 feet / 561 metres

Grade - moderate

This Brecon Beacons walk starts from Torpantu and visits Fan y Big before returning via the Talfechan Forest to the start. The terrain can be wet underfoot but the views are generally good. 

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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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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