Pen y Fan from the summit of Corn Du
|Elevation||873 m (2,864 ft)|
|Prominence||28 m (92 ft)|
|Parent peak||Pen y Fan|
|Translation||Black Horn (Welsh)|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 160|
Corn Du is a mountain immediately to the southwest of Pen y Fan and the second highest peak in South Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Tommy Jones' Obelisk is found on its western flanks, in between the summit and Y Gyrn.
The summit is very similar to that of Pen y Fan: flat and anvil shaped. It is similarly formed from the relatively erosion-resistant Devonian age sandstones from the Upper Old Red Sandstone known as the Plateau Beds. It is marked by a large cairn. The summit is often crossed on the way to Pen y Fan. It offers good views down into Cwm Llwch and across the Usk valley to Brecon.
Nearby is one of the few natural lakes in the park, the diminutive Llyn Cwm Llwch.
- Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
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