Route Database : Cefn Crew


Country: Wales
Region: South Wales
Location: Beacons
Crag/Mountain: Pen y Fan
Route Name: Cefn Crew
Type: Walk
Grade: Hard Walk
Climbers: Jason
Date Climbed: 2005-02-20
Author: Salamander
Date Entered: 2008-03-27


A quiet hill walk along the top of one of the Central Beacons most beautiful & tranquil Cwm�s...


Author: Salamander on 2008-03-27

Parking is found at the top end of the Res called Cantref Res on the A470 (Very Fast road) the large Cwm opposite is Cwm Crew, an amazing Cwm stretching about 2.8 miles to the Craig Fan Ddu ridge. Best walking is found on the left hand side of the Cwm, Jump over a Farm type metal Gate, & head towards the stream, but make your way up river towards a man made water fall, a stile is found above by the water fall, walk along fenced area (watch out path is dodgy) & then climb up steeply to Cefn crew, faint paths on each side of the Cefn crew ridge lead to top of Craig Fan Ddu ridge near to Bwlch at Corn Du, follow selection of paths to Pen-y-fan summit or Corn Du, on return, come back down over Craig Fan Ddu ridge towards Cwm Crew, to a location known on map as Cefn Cul, head along top of Cwm Crew here, keep high on Cwm top, walk down towards a coniferous wood, when you reach this wood, descend very steep Cwm embankment to river, exit Cwm over stiles to road

UK Mountain Database

This route is related to Pen y Fan in the UK Mountain Database.

Additional Information on "Pen y Fan":

  • Check BMC for access information
  • Check UKClimbing for crag information
  • Check Google for information

Additional Information on "Cefn Crew":

  • Check Google for information


The route description and comments provided here are intended to complement and not replace the descriptions found in official guidebooks. You are therefore encouraged to read our full disclaimer before attempting this route.


Back to top

Latest Articles

Interview with Renan Ozturk

Read an excerpt from the recent interview with pro climber and artist Renan Ozturk.

Other Recent Articles

Mountains & Routes

UK Mountain Database

The mountain database contains details of all 3000 peaks in UK over 150m. You can browse by area or all the major ticklists including Munros and Wainwrights.

Example peak:

Table 'fcs_mdays-mtns.areas' doesn't exist

Route Database

The route database contains details of walks, scrambles, rock climbs, mountaineering routes, ice climbs and alpine routes added by our visitors. Why not log your own routes and share them with others?