Four Fans

posted 8 Aug 2015, 05:53 by Dave Austin
Category: AM (ER/LK/NS)
Distance: 18km / 11miles
Ascent: 1200m / 3900ft

A tough fell race with some navigation choices. The route WILL NOT be marked in any way. The race takes place over relatively remote and rough terrain and competitors must have good navigational skills (NS) and sound mountain judgement. This race is not suitable for novices or those who are unfit or do not have suitable fell running experience. Local knowledge of the area would be extremely beneficial.
The start and finish will be on north eastern flanks of Fan Fawr adjacent to Storey Arms Centre car park.

From the race organiser, usually located in the car park opposite the Storey Arms. Registration will close 10 minutes before the race start.

Kit Requirements:

Windproof* complete body cover – including leggings, long sleeve top, hat and gloves. Map and compass suitable for navigating the course. Whistle.

*Waterproofs/ other body cover appropriate for the weather conditions may be required.


Parking is available at the public car park or other nearby car parks and is not reserved for race traffic, grid reference GR SN983203. 

Race Website:

Route Card:
Grid Ref


 1SN958228Fan Frynych trig point
 2SN913184Fan Nedd trig point
 3SN938186Fan Llia summit (not the large cairn!)
4SN969193Fan Fawr cairn (not trig point)   

Note, the checkpoints are mandatory but the route between them is up to the competitor. Fences and walls MUST ONLY be crossed at stiles or gates. Crossing at any other point will lead to disqualification.

GPS File:
A gps file is not available for this route due to the nature of the navigational nature and route choices.

Route map:
Four Fans route
This is the 'default' route as provided by the race organiser.