_49 Fan-Y-Big and Pen-Y-Fan

27/06/14

Route map here (sorry only half of the route is on here as the GPS didn’t work until halfway around)

Probably one of the best descent I have ever done in the UK, coming down from the top of Pen-Y-Fan all the way along the ridgeline of Graig Fan Ddu which was just enough gradient to require a little bit of pedalling to keep your momentum but also last for such a long time, then at the end I turned off into a super steep line to the reservoir which I think was actually a dried up river bed as it was suuuuper rocky and technical. Absolutely loved this ride and would recommend anyone to have a go at it, you get so much downhill for your money! I would try it when it is dry though as I imagine it can be quite boggy on top after a bit of rain.

Walking up to the top with my mum and brother
Walking up to the top with my mum and brother
Big views down the valley on the way up
Big views down the valley on the way up
Sitting on the edge
Sitting on the edge
At the top of the first peak of Fan-y-big when we decided we would just go al the way to the top
At the top of the first peak of Fan-y-big when we decided we would just go al the way to the top
Lunch stop at the cairn on top of Fan-Y-Big
Lunch stop at the cairn on top of Fan-Y-Big
Ready to ride all the way down the ridge line
Ready to ride all the way down the ridge line

 

After a rather unentertaining and grassy ridge descent I was treated with the rockiest lane ever!
After a rather unentertaining and grassy ridge descent I was treated with the rockiest lane ever!
The view from the top
The view from the top of Pen-y-Fan looking north
Was very tempted to hit this track but I needed to go the other way
Was very tempted to hit this track but I needed to go the other way
And in the other direction
And in the other direction
I think I ended up riding down an old riverbed rather than the actual path as it was insane rough with some huge rocks
I think I ended up riding down an old riverbed rather than the actual path as it was insane rough with some huge rocks
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