Chwarel y Fan
|Chwarel y Fan|
The Chwarel y Fan summit ridge
|Elevation||679 m (2,228 ft)|
|Prominence||72 m (236 ft)|
|Parent peak||Waun Fach|
|Listing||Hewitt, Nuttall, County top|
|Translation||quarry of the beacon (Welsh)|
|Location||Black Mountains, South Wales|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 161|
Chwarel y Fan is a peak in the Black Mountains in south-eastern Wales. It is the highest rise on the long ridge which extends southeastwards from Rhos Dirion. The ridge continues southeastwards to the lesser summit of Bal-Mawr whose top is adorned by a trig point at 607 metres (1,991 ft) above sea level. A further 1 km southeast along the ridge is the lesser top of Bal-Bach at a height of just over 520 metres (1,710 ft). Chwarel y Fan is the highest point in Monmouthshire unitary authority.
- Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.