|Elevation||769 m (2,523 ft)|
|Prominence||170 m (560 ft)|
|Parent peak||Pen y Fan|
|Listing||Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall|
|English translation||free/open bog|
|Language of name||Welsh|
|Parent range||Brecon Beacons|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 160|
|Listed summits of Waun Rydd|
|Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion||SJ066318||754 metres (2,474 ft)||Nuttall|
|Fan y Big||SJ066318||719 metres (2,359 ft)||Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Allt Lwyd||SJ066318||654 metres (2,146 ft)||sub Hewitt, Nuttall|
The hill takes the form of a plateau with sharp rims on several sides. To the northeast is Craig Pwllfa overlooking Cwm Banw whilst Craig y Fan looks east over Cwm Tarthwynni. To the south is the edge known as Cwar y Gigfran which translates into English as 'quarry of the crow'. It marks the top of a large landslipped area extending to the stream of Blaen y Glyn below.
Several ridges extend north and east from the plateau. That known as Gist Wen runs north-northeast to the subsidiary top of Bryn (561m above sea level). The short ridges of Cefn Bach and Cefn Edmwnt run northeast whilst that of Twyn Du extends eastwards towards Talybont Reservoir. A further ridge runs southeast to the subsidiary top of Allt Lwyd (654m). To the south a broad ridge runs to a col beyond which is the top of Allt Forgan (513m).
- Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
- Waun Rydd at hill-bagging.co.uk
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Waun Rydd and surrounding area