Fan Foel

Fan Foal, coming in at 781 m (2,562 ft), sits north-west of the main summit Fan Brycheiniog within the Brecon Beacons. It is the highest point in the county of Carmarthenshire. Fan Foal, along with two other peaks, form the Carmarthen Fan. The Beacons Way, a 95-mile-long distance footpath, cuts across its summit. The peak is a prominent landmark as it offers panoramic views stretching over the moorland below.

A burial cairn, dating back to the Bronze Age, can be found at the summit. Archaeologists excavated the area between 2002 and 2004 and found that the round barrow contained two separate burials, one with the burnt bones of a woman and two children, and the other with a collared urn and a rare artefact, indicating the possibility of a wealthy person.

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781 m (2,562 ft) Wales Carmarthenshire
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51.88719940,-3.71383007 SN 8214 2234 OL12: Brecon Beacons National Park