Llyn y Fan Fach - a walk in the clouds - The Mckenzie Portfolio

Llyn y Fan Fach – a walk in the clouds

Llyn y Fan Fach – a walk in the clouds

After an interesting drive down some very narrow lanes and unmade roads you eventually come to the parking spot for the climb to this lake. We arrived on a misty, low cloud, day. Parked up and then started the 1.5 mile trek to the top.
It’s a good steep climb but there are many things to stop and have a look at as you climb ever higher into the clouds.
Once there you are greeted by quiet an impressive sight, even on the day we went. Very peaceful and quiet. We climbed one of the ridges around the lake right up into the clouds and managed to get a full view of the lake.

Llyn y Fan Fach (Welsh meaning “Lake of the small beacon-hill”) is a dammed lake of approximately 10 hectares on the northern margin of the Black Mountain in Carmarthenshire, South Wales and lying within theBrecon Beacons National Park.

The lake lies at an altitude of about 1660 feet, or just over 500 metres, immediately to the north of the ridge of the Carmarthen Fans and at the top of a road which leads to a small dam from the village of Llanddeusant. It is the smaller of two lakes within this mountain massif: the slightly larger Llyn y Fan Fawr is about 2 miles or about 2.5 km to the east. The latter lake is about 300 feet higher, making the cliffs behind look less severe than those surrounding Llyn y Fan Fach.

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