Pen y Garn

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Pen y Garn
The Nant Rhuddnant gorge looking north to Cefn Coch from the summit of Pen y Garn. In the background is Y Garn (left), Pen Pumlumon Fawr and Pen Pumlumon Arwystli (right)
Highest point
Elevation611 m (2,005 ft)
Prominence194 m (636 ft)
Parent peakPlynlimon
ListingMarilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Coordinates52°22′43″N 3°46′00″W / 52.3785°N 3.7666°W / 52.3785; -3.7666Coordinates: 52°22′43″N 3°46′00″W / 52.3785°N 3.7666°W / 52.3785; -3.7666
Language of nameWelsh
LocationCeredigion, Wales
Parent rangeCambrian Mountains
OS gridSN862584
Topo mapOS Landranger 147 or 135

Pen y Garn is a mountain in the Cambrian Mountains, Mid Wales standing at 611 metres above sea level.

Pen y Garn tops a 500–600 m high plateau, situated on which is the controversial Cefn Coch wind farm. The summit contains a very large shelter cairn hollowed out from the remains of an ancient burial cairn. The summit also has a trig point. The wind turbines are very near the summit. To the north some 10 km, the whole Plynlimon range can be seen, including the summits of Y Garn, Pen Pumlumon Fawr, Pen Pumlumon Llygad-bychan and Pen Pumlumon Arwystli. 21 km to the west is the town of Aberystwyth; Drygarn Fawr lies 20 km to the SSE .[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.