Pen y Garn
|Pen y Garn|
|Elevation||611 m (2,005 ft)|
|Prominence||194 m (636 ft)|
|Listing||Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Parent range||Cambrian Mountains|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 147 or 135|
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 .