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Rhos Fawr
Great Rhos
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The summit plateau of Rhos Fawr
Highest point
Elevation 660 m (2,170 ft)
Prominence 379 m (1,243 ft)
Parent peak Plynlimon
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, county top (Radnorshire)
Geography
Location Powys, Wales, historic county Radnorshire
Parent range Cambrian Mountains
OS grid SO182639
Topo map OS Landranger 148
Listed summits of Rhos Fawr
Name Grid ref Height Status
Black Mixen SO196643 650 metres (2,133 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Bache Hill SO213636 610 metres (2,001 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Whimble SO205626 599 metres (1,965 ft) Dewey
Great Creigiau SO198636 646 metres (2,119 ft) Buxton & Lewis

Rhos Fawr or Great Rhos is a mountain summit in the Radnor Forest (Mid Wales), a rather isolated dome of hills to the north of the village of New Radnor. The local rocks are sedimentary shales and mudstones with some Silurian limestone. With a height of 660 metres (2,170 ft), it is the highest point in the Radnor Forest and the historic county top of Radnorshire.

The summit is located on a broad heathery plateau, which is separated from Black Mixen: the eastern plateau summit, by the cwm of Harvey Dingle. To the west is Drygarn Fawr and Gorllwyn, to the northwest Plynlimon, to the north Beacon Hill and the Clun Forest (Shropshire), and to the south the Black Mountains. There is a prominent trig point at the summit, and a very useful landmark for walkers on the broad and featureless summit plateau.

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