Chwarel y Fan

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Chwarel y Fan
The Chwarel y Fan summit ridge
Highest point
Elevation679 m (2,228 ft)
Prominence72 m (236 ft)
Parent peakWaun Fach
ListingHewitt, Nuttall, County top
Coordinates51°57′30″N 3°04′51″W / 51.95826°N 3.080948°W / 51.95826; -3.080948Coordinates: 51°57′30″N 3°04′51″W / 51.95826°N 3.080948°W / 51.95826; -3.080948
English translationquarry of the beacon
Language of nameWelsh
Chwarel y Fan is located in Monmouthshire
Chwarel y Fan
Chwarel y Fan
Within Monmouthshire
LocationBlack Mountains, South Wales
OS gridSO258294
Topo mapOS 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 county top of the historic county of Monmouthshire, and is also the highest point in the current local government area of Monmouthshire.

The summit is 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]


  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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