Tal y Fan is an outlying peak of the Carneddau mountains in northern Wales. It is one of the four Marilyns that make up the Carneddau, the others being Carnedd Llywelyn, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision.

Tal y Fan
Penmaenmawr Meini Hirion a Tal-y-Fan.JPG
A prehistoric stone circle with Tal y Fan in the background.
Highest point
Elevation610 metres (2,001 ft)
Prominence190 m (620 ft)
Parent peakCarnedd Llewelyn
ListingMarilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
LocationConwy, Wales
Parent rangeSnowdonia
OS gridSH729726
Topo mapOS Explorer OL17
Tal y Fan in distance
Listed summits of Tal y Fan
Name Grid ref Height Status
Foel Lwyd 600 metres (1,969 ft) sub Hewitt

It is 610 metres (2,001 ft) high, and lies midway between the Conwy valley to the east and Penmaenmawr on the coast to the north-west. It is the most northerly 2000 ft summit in Wales.

On 6 May 2013 BBC News reported that a precise GPS measurement of Tal y Fan's height had been verified by the Ordnance Survey as 609.98 metres or 2,001 feet, confirming its status as a mountain. Bwlch y Ddeufaen separates Tal y Fan from the main Carneddau ridge, the closest summit on which is Carnedd y Ddelw. Pen y Castell is directly opposite to the south. [1][2][3]


  1. ^ Marsh, Terry. The Summits of Snowdonia (London: Robert Hale, 1984)
  2. ^ Marsh, Terry. The Mountains of Wales (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1985)
  3. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

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