Trawsfynydd / Ceunant Llennyrch - Rhaeadr Ddu (Du)


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List Number - 92

Name on maps:

Rhaeadr Ddu (Du)

English Name:



Trawsfynydd / Ceunant Llennyrch


Afon Prysor

OS Outdoor Leisure Map: 18

        OS Landranger Map: 124

                   Map Reference: SH667388

    Approximate Post Code: LL41 4EY

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Access: This is not easy to direct someone to this waterfall! But here goes. There are two villages immediately to the North of Llyn Trawsftnydd, Maentwrog and Gellilydan. So you will have to find your own way there as I want it to say unspoilt…okay, sorry. So you will respect this place?


Right take the A490 out of Maentwrog towards Harlech. After about three quarters of a mile, by the Power Station, just before the bridge turn left. It is a small, steep, turning as I recall, so be sure of what you are doing as it is off of a main road! Carry on up the steep hill. After half a mile, (if the trees haven’t been felled!) there will be a wood on the left of the road. Within a hundred yards of this wood ending you will need to park. If you come across a huge pipe snaking across the country side you have gone too far by about three or four hundred yards. Yes I have stood on the pipe. Taken pictures of it, walked for ages through the interesting, wood. Where as the proper, quietly, signed footpath is back a bit. Better maintained and apart from the very last bit easily walked. It is a special place, please, treat it carefully!     



Comment: Picture by: R.W. Underwood.


Love this fall.


The very first time we went there it was a very humid, thundery day. All week we had pushed ourselves hard as that is what I used to do, every day and couldn’t stop! When we went there Sally, our dog, splashed in and out of the plunge pool retrieving huge sticks.


Hundreds of Dragons flew about and I couldn’t catch one on my video camera but must have actually had something there? But no something was motivating these Dragon Flies and they would not sit still!


The next time, as shown by my son’s photograph, someone had put up some pagan monuments in reverence to this rather beautiful place.


Still we had some fun filming it on two occasions and an impromptu makeshift, See Saw was fun too, using a boulder and a fallen tree! Simple pleasures that million’s couldn’t buy!


Please keep this place safe!   


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