Waun Fach from Mynydd Llysiau
|Elevation||811 m (2,661 ft)|
|Prominence||622 m (2,041 ft)|
|Parent peak||Pen y Fan|
|Listing||Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Translation||small moor (Welsh)|
|Pronunciation||Welsh: [ˈwɑin ˈvɑːx]|
|Location||Black Mountains, South Wales|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 161|
|Listed summits of Waun Fach|
|Pen y Gadair Fawr||800 metres (2,625 ft)||Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Pen Allt-mawr||720 metres (2,362 ft)||Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Rhos Dirion||713 metres (2,339 ft)||sub Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Pen Cerrig-calch||701 metres (2,300 ft)||Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Twmpa||690 metres (2,264 ft)||Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Chwarel y Fan||679 metres (2,228 ft)||Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Mynydd Llysiau||663 metres (2,175 ft)||Hewitt, Nuttall|
Waun Fach is the highest mountain at 2661 feet in the Black Mountains in south-eastern Wales. It is one of the three Marilyns over 600m that make up the range, the others being Black Mountain and Mynydd Troed. To the north Rhos Fawr and the Radnor Forest can be seen. After Pen y Fan, it is the second highest mountain in mainland Britain south of Snowdonia.
It is situated at the head of the Grwyne Fechan valley, above and to the west of the Grwyne Fawr reservoir . It has an undistinguished (and almost indistinguishable ) rounded summit . The nearby tops on the ridge, Pen Trumau and Pen y Gadair Fawr , although lower, are very much more recognisable.
- Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
- Computer generated summit panoramas Waun Fach Index
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Waun Fach and surrounding area