Pen y Gadair Fawr

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Pen y Gadair Fawr
Pen y Gadair Fawr with Waun Fach (left)
Highest point
Elevation 800 m (2,600 ft)
Prominence 47 m (154 ft)
Parent peak Waun Fach
Listing Hewitt, Nuttall
Translation top of the large chair (Welsh)
Location Black Mountains, South Wales
OS grid SO215300
Topo map OS Landranger 161
Listed summits of Pen y Gadair Fawr
Name Grid ref Height Status
Pen Twyn Mawr SN969193 658 metres (2,159 ft) Nuttall

Pen y Gadair Fawr is a subsidiary summit of Waun Fach and the second highest peak in the Black Mountains in south-eastern Wales. Pen y Gadair Fawr is a much more distinguished top than its parent.

The summit is marked by a medium-sized cairn. Waun Fach is to the north, while its top Pen Twyn Mawr is to the south.[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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Coordinates: 51°57′47″N 3°08′38″W / 51.96292°N 3.14392°W / 51.96292; -3.14392