Waun Rydd

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Waun Rydd
Waunrydd.JPG
Left to right: Pen y Fan and Corn Du, Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion, Waun Rydd and Allt Lwyd from Cefn yr Ystrad
Elevation 769 m (2,523 ft)
Prominence 170 m (560 ft)
Parent peak Pen y Fan
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Translation free/open bog (Welsh)
Location
Location Powys, Wales
Range Brecon Beacons
OS grid SO012215
Coordinates 51°52′36″N 3°21′51″W / 51.8766°N 3.3641°W / 51.8766; -3.3641Coordinates: 51°52′36″N 3°21′51″W / 51.8766°N 3.3641°W / 51.8766; -3.3641
Topo map OS Landranger 160
Listed summits of Waun Rydd
Name Grid ref Height Status
Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion SJ066318 754 metres (2,474 ft) Nuttall
Fan y Big SJ066318 719 metres (2,359 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Allt Lwyd SJ066318 654 metres (2,146 ft) sub Hewitt, Nuttall

Waun Rydd is a mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park, in southern Powys, Wales. Its height is 769m (2,523ft) and it tops a large boggy plateau rising to the east of Pen y Fan.[1]

The hill takes the form of a plateau with sharp rims on several sides. To the northeast is Craig Pwllfa overlooking Cwm Banw whilst Craig y Fan looks east over Cwm Tarthwynni. To the south is the edge known as Cwar y Gigfran which translates into English as 'quarry of the crow'. It marks the top of a large landslipped area extending to the stream of Blaen y Glyn below.

Several ridges extend north and east from the plateau. That known as Gist Wen runs north-northeast to the subsidiary top of Bryn (561m above sea level). The short ridges of Cefn Bach and Cefn Edmwnt run northeast whilst that of Twyn Du extends eastwards towards Talybont Reservoir. A further ridge runs southeast to the subsidiary top of Allt Lwyd (654m). To the south a broad ridge runs to a col beyond which is the top of Allt Forgan (513m).

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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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