Mountain rank by height: 75 out of 188
Height: 2,359ft | 719m
Region: Brecon Beacons
Grid ref: SO036206
I know that Fan y Big has technically been downgraded to a hill, but as far as I’m concerned it was on the list of 188 mountains in Wales that I found online so I would still treat it as such. It is absolutely worth doing, and if you are walking the horseshoe I can see no reason to skirt around it.
It has the famous diving board for a good photo opportunity for those of you feeling brave and in full control of your legs – the drop is big. I declined, I just wasn’t feeling it.
There is also a shelter near the summit you can dive into.
The views from the summit of Cribyn Westwards are really something, and only convinces me that the anti-clockwise horseshoe is the best direction to walk it.