Chwarel y Fan
|Chwarel y Fan|
Path to the summitt of Chwarel y Fan
|Summit:|| 2,228 feet SO258294 |
Chwarel y Fan is a peak in the mountainous north of Monmouthshire on the border with Brecknockshire, within the Black Mountains. Its summit the highest point in Monmouthshire and the highest rise on the long ridge which extends south-eastwards from Rhos Dirion.
The ridge continues south-eastwards to the lesser summit of Bal-Mawr whose top is adorned by a trig point at 1,991 feet above sea level.
The name Chwarel y Fan means "quarry of the beacon".
- Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.