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Drygarn Fawr from the Gorllwyn plateau
Highest point
Elevation613 m (2,011 ft)
Prominence88 m (289 ft)
Parent peakDrygarn Fawr
ListingHewitt, Nuttall
Language of nameWelsh
LocationPowys, Wales
Parent rangeCambrian Mountains
OS gridSN862584
Topo mapOS Landranger 147

Gorllwyn is a subsidiary summit of Drygarn Fawr, located on a remote moorland plateau of the Cambrian Mountains. The summit is grassy and is surrounded by peat bog. There is a shelter cairn and a trig point.

To the west is Drygarn Fawr, its large carins making it a very distinctive feature in an otherwise featureless plateau. Drygarn Fawr is separated from Gorllwyn by the pass of Bwlch y Ddau Faen. To the east the plateau continues towards Y Gamriw.[1] Radnor Forest lies further to the east.


  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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Coordinates: 52°12′43″N 3°40′01″W / 52.21203°N 3.66698°W / 52.21203; -3.66698