SH7657 : Swallow Falls

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

Swallow Falls
Swallow Falls
Upper 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.

LinkExternal link - Betws-y-Coed.co.uk

LinkExternal link - Snowdoniaguide.com
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7647 5773 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.1453N 3:50.7933W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7648 5773
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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