Despite being 781m Fan Foel is not a mountain – it is a subsidiary peak of nearby Fan Brycheiniog (802m) – but, as Fan Brycheiniog is classed as being in Powys, Fan Foel is the highest point in Carmarthenshire.

Fan Foel
Fan Foel. A small Cairn marks the spot. Views – on a clear day – are extensive. | Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 24mm, f8.

The walk over to Fan Foel is quite popular for walkers and photographers, the views from on top and below are really spectacular with the lakes adding extra interest.

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Fan Foel Cairn is just visible when you zoom in, back left. | Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 24mm, f8.

You get good views of Fan Brycheiniog and back to Picws Du.

Fan Brycheiniog
Fan Brycheiniog and the lake. | Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 24mm, f8.
Picws Du
Looking back towards Picws Du. | Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 24mm, f8.

Fan Foel is well worth a visit, and if you are doing the mountains in the area then you will pass it anyway.

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Fan Feol Cairn Looking North. | Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 24mm, f8.