Black Mixen

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Black Mixen
Black Mixen moorland.jpg
Black Mixen and the communications mast from the Rhos Fawr plateau
Highest point
Elevation650 m (2,130 ft)
Prominence45 m (148 ft)
Parent peakRhos Fawr
ListingHewitt, Nuttall,
Coordinates52°16′18″N 3°10′44″W / 52.2718°N 3.1789°W / 52.2718; -3.1789Coordinates: 52°16′18″N 3°10′44″W / 52.2718°N 3.1789°W / 52.2718; -3.1789
LocationPowys, Wales
Parent rangeCambrian Mountains
OS gridSO182639
Topo mapOS Landranger 148

Black Mixen (Welsh: Y Domen Ddu) is a subsidiary summit of Rhos Fawr or Great Rhos in the Radnor Forest. The summit is large peat bog plateau. The summit is marked with a cairn, and is next to a radio transmitter and its building.[1]

Black Mixen is the only Nuttall to have a communications mast (a radio transmitter) on its summit.[2] To the east is Bache Hill, to the south are the Black Mountains, to the west is the Great Rhos plateau.

The summit cairn is probably of Bronze age date, with most peaks in the area showing similar barrowss.


  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
  2. ^ "Pumlumon". Archived from the original on 2002-05-08. Retrieved 2007-04-22.

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