Mountain rank by height: 161 out of 188
Height: 2,064ft | 629m
Region: Brecon Beacons
Grid Ref: SN960217

If you park at Storey Arms and, instead of heading towards Pen Y Fan, take a path on the other side of the road, the path less taken, then you can do a four mountain loop, starting with Craig Cerrig-gleisiad. The walk to this mountain is quite gentle, as you move sideways along the ridgeway and gain height gradually. This gives you great views of Storey Arms and Pen y Fan whenever you turn around.

Storey Arms
Looking back towards Storey Arms on the ascent up Craig Cerrig-gleisiad. Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48mm @ 24mm, f8.

The path you follow up to the summit is part of the Beacons Way, a 99 mile walk across the national park, so it is well signposted and easy to follow. The summit is marked by a pile of rocks and offers good views in every direction, with Pen y Fan and Corn Du pretty much opposite on the other side of the road.

Craig Cerrig-gleisiad Summit
View from Craig Cerrig-gleisiad summit. On the left is the Pen y Fan ridgeway, obscured by cloud, on the right is Fan Fawr. Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 24mm, f8.

You can turn around and head back to Storey Arms if you wanted to just do the one quick mountain. However, if you want to make the initial climb worth it you can head quickly to Fan Frynych before turning back or continue for a four mountain loop taking in Fan Llia and Fan Fawr as well.

Craig Cerrig-gleisiad
Craig Cerrig-gleisiad is the mountain in front here, with a jagged cliff on the left-hand side of it. The mountain beyond it is Fan Fawr. Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 24mm, f8.