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Chwarel y Fan
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The Chwarel y Fan summit ridge
Highest point
Elevation 679 m (2,228 ft)
Prominence 72 m (236 ft)
Parent peak Waun Fach
Listing Hewitt, Nuttall, County top
Naming
English translation quarry of the beacon
Language of name Welsh
Geography
Location Black Mountains, South Wales
OS grid SO258294
Topo map OS Landranger 161

Chwarel y Fan is a peak in the Black Mountains in south-eastern Wales. It is the highest rise on the long ridge which extends southeastwards from Rhos Dirion. The ridge continues southeastwards to the lesser summit of Bal-Mawr whose top is adorned by a trig point at 607 metres (1,991 ft) above sea level. A further 1 km southeast along the ridge is the lesser top of Bal-Bach at a height of just over 520 metres (1,710 ft). Chwarel y Fan is the county top of the historic county of Monmouthshire, and is also the highest point in the current local government area of Monmouthshire.

The summit is on a thin ridge and is crowned by a cairn. On the other sides of the valleys: to the west is Pen Twyn Mawr and to the east is Black Mountain.

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