Waun Fach

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Waun Fach
Waun Fach from Mynydd Llysiau
Highest point
Elevation811 m (2,661 ft)
Prominence622 m (2,041 ft)
Parent peakPen y Fan
ListingMarilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
English translationsmall moor
Language of nameWelsh
PronunciationWelsh: [ˈwɑin ˈvɑːx]
LocationBlack Mountains, South Wales
OS gridSO215300
Topo mapOS Landranger 161
Listed summits of Waun Fach
Name Grid ref Height Status
Pen y Gadair Fawr SN969193 800 metres (2,625 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Pen Allt-mawr SN969193 720 metres (2,362 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Rhos Dirion SN969193 713 metres (2,339 ft) sub Hewitt, Nuttall
Pen Cerrig-calch SN969193 701 metres (2,300 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Twmpa SN969193 690 metres (2,264 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Chwarel y Fan SN969193 679 metres (2,228 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Mynydd Llysiau SN969193 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. It is the second highest mountain in mainland Britain south of Snowdonia (after Pen y Fan).


It is situated at the head of the Grwyne Fechan valley, above and to the west of the Grwyne Fawr reservoir [1]. It has an undistinguished (and almost indistinguishable [2]) rounded summit [3]. The nearby tops on the ridge, Pen Trumau and Pen y Gadair Fawr [4], although lower, are very much more recognisable.[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