SH7657 : Swallow Falls

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, Great Britain

Swallow Falls
Swallow Falls
Lower Falls at Betws y Coed
Swallow Falls (Rhaeadr Ewynnol)
Swallow Falls is a name coined by early tourists for the Rhaeadr Ewynnol, (which means “Foaming Waterfall”) set on the River Llugwy two miles west of Betws-y-Coed along the A5 to Capel Curig, in the Gwydir Forest.

In 1913 the Swallow Falls was given to the Betws-y-Coed council by the second Lord Ancaster and the parish retained the waterfall as a source of income until 1974 when Local Government Reorganisation reduced the status of the parish council.

Swallow Falls is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales and one of Snowdonia's most visited sights.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 28 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7652 5777 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.1676N 3:50.7495W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7651 5776
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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