Chwarel y Fan

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Chwarel y Fan
Path on Chwarel y Fan - - 1753595.jpg
Path to the summitt of Chwarel y Fan
Range: Black Mountains
Summit: 2,228 feet SO258294
51°57’29"N, 3°4’52"W

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 summit is located on a thin ridge and is crowned by a cairn. On the other sides of the valleys: to the west is Pen Twyn Mawr and to the east is Black Mountain.[1]

The name Chwarel y Fan means "quarry of the beacon".

Outside links


  1. Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
Summit cairn