Llyn y Fan Fach

Llyn y Fan Fach, Brecon Beacons National Park: Tickets, Tours, Address, Llyn y Fan Fach Reviews: 5/5

Llyn y Fan Fach
5
Top ways to experience Llyn y Fan Fach
Popular mentions

5.0
84 reviews
Excellent
76
Very good
6
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
1

John W
Beckenham, UK3 contributions
Quite nice if you like excercise but not worth the effort for me one for the grass enthusiast
Aug 2021 • Couples
We are both in our 60s and relatively fit. We walked up on a fairly gloomy day in August. Make no mistake this is a relatively steep climb all the way up.in a path with loose stones. In places like passing The trout farm which is halfway up it can be fairly tricky and unless at least one of you you is relatively agile you will really need to take your time. On reaching the lake the scenery around is nice but the lake itself or reservoir isn't the prettiest you'll see.

There are no facilities so take your own drinks etc.
Written August 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Craig B
197 contributions
A lovely family walk
Jun 2021 • Family
We took a morning walk up to the lake (we didn’t see the fabled lady of the lake). The car park is easy to find and free. The roads are very narrow so take care and drive slowly.

We did a walk from the car park up to the lake, around the lake and back. The walk was just under 6km with total elevation of 240m. The route up isn’t steep but it is constant. We walked it with our 10 year old daughter and 6 month puppy. Both were fine!

It was a very nice walk with some fantastic views.
Written July 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

South10
Southampton, UK19 contributions
Beautiful views
Jun 2021 • Family
We only walked from the car park to the lake because the clouds were so low that we didn’t think we would see anything from the top, but it was a lovely walk nonetheless. We enjoyed a nice cup of tea at the lake; it was peaceful and very picturesque.
Written July 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark S
Bath, UK72 contributions
Great little spot
Jun 2021 • Couples
We have visited this area twice now and it is absolutely lovely. Fantastic picnic spot at either the resiviour or on top of the incredible feature with great views 👍.
Written June 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JohnMA12345
Cardiff, UK566 contributions
Amazing. Just Amazing.
Nov 2020 • Couples
We did walk 22 in the Brecon Beacons Pathfinder Guide, from the Ordnance Survey. It is a tough walk but lord the views are just amazing, not often I'm left speechless but I was when we did this.

One word of caution. The walk along the top is long walk and quite exposed, do your research and bring some layers. It can get warm climbing up but you can get cold at the top.

The walk up to the lake from the car park is a gentle long walk up and ok for kids. The mountains not so
Written November 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RayH301
Torquay, UK183 contributions
2 lakes are better than 1
Sep 2020 • Couples
What a great day out. I’m a bit nervous about getting to far off the beaten track but this energetic walk was well worth the effort. We left the car park at about 11.30 and headed up the path and to our first view of Llyn-y-fan-fach. After a short break we heading anti-clockwise up to the rim where the views of the lake where even better. This was quite a strenuous stretch but the views are worth it. The weather was great and the Bristol Channel was clear to see in the south and the Usk reservoir to the north.

After lunch we decided to continue on to Llyn-y-fan-fawr, another lake further west. We walked around the rim before heading down to the lake. After another break we walked back on the lower levels to Fach before taking the path back to the car park.

My Fitbit measured the walk as 12.5 miles and 239 floors, which can only be a rough estimate and we arrived back to the carpark at 5pm.

Great day out in good weather but I assume it would be very challenging when wet, slippery and cold.
Written September 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richy 2 times
Brighton and Hove, UK88 contributions
Amazing views
Aug 2020 • Family
After negotiating a narrow lane we arrived at the car park, plenty of spaces but busy. We walked up the steep hill, past a trout farm and arrived at the lady of the lake after approximately 30-40 mins. The lake and views are beautiful. We walked back down but you can continue to walk up and on to the next lake, a great day out just make sure you take food & drink though.
Written September 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HughesAl
Dover, UK67 contributions
Breathtaking
Aug 2020 • Family
The roads to the car park were narrow and at one point a farmer asked us to pull in as they had sheep coming. Hundreds of sheep filmed by my son who thought it was brilliant.

The car park isn’t huge but we got there early so wasn’t a problem.

The walk to the reservoir is steepish but my 10yr old managed so...🤷🏻‍♂️

Yes it was rainy and yes it was foggy but the views are incredible. The air was fresh and Beacons truly are amazing.

There is obviously no shop for miles so take plenty of water as you could be walking for hours.

Will definitely be returning. We stayed in Cardiff which is a 1.5hr drive to the totally free and beautiful area of Wales.
Written August 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

L Drew
18 contributions
Amazing.
Aug 2020
The walk is pretty demanding, not for young kids or anyone who would struggle getting up a consistently steep incline. Absolutely worth it though, views are jaw droppingly beautiful and the lake is lovely too. I can imagine on a hotter day it would be great for swimming.
Written August 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

hackers89
Blackwood, UK315 contributions
Wow
Aug 2020
Small lanes to get there. Ample parking. Steep walk; with lovely waterfalls and views to the lake. Really took my breath away.
Written August 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 79
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing