Pen y Gadair Fawr

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Pen y Gadair Fawr
Pen y Gadair Fawr with Waun Fach (left)
Highest point
Elevation800 m (2,600 ft)
Prominence47 m (154 ft)
Parent peakWaun Fach
ListingHewitt, Nuttall
English translationtop of the large chair
Language of nameWelsh
LocationBlack Mountains, South Wales
OS gridSO215300
Topo mapOS 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