SH6459 : Llyn Idwal

near to Pont Pen-y-Benglog, Conwy, Great Britain

Llyn Idwal
Llyn Idwal
Looking down from the E above Sub-Cneifion Rib
Llyn Idwal
Llyn Idwal is a small lake (approximately 800 m by 300 m) that lies within Cwm Idwal in the Glyderau mountains.
It is named after Prince Idwal Foel a grandson of Rhodri Mawr, one of the ancient Kings of Wales, legend stating that the unfortunate offspring was murdered by being drowned in the lake. In fact Idwal Foel died in battle against the Saxons in 942 and the legend is that he was cremated beside the lake as was the burial custom for Celtic nobility.
A number of small streams flow into Llyn Idwal from around Cwm Idwal. One small river flows out and joins the Afon Ogwen river at Pont Pen-y-Benglog near Ogwen Cottage, immediately above the Rhaeadr Ogwen waterfall.
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Monday, 1 November, 2004   (more nearby)
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Monday, 28 March, 2005
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Lakes and Rivers   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 643 593 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.8155N 4:1.6520W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 650 590
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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