SH7657 : Afon Llugwy

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, Great Britain

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Afon Llugwy
Afon Llugwy
The River Llugwy as it reaches Swallow Falls.
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, 22 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 May, 2011
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River   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7644 5772 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.1395N 3:50.8200W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7647 5773
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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