What is so special about pistyll Rhaeadr?

What is so special about pistyll Rhaeadr?

Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall is regarded as one of the seven wonders of Wales. It is also claimed to be the highest waterfall in England and Wales with a total vertical drop of 73 metres or 240 feet.

Where is the pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall?

Powys, Wales
Pistyll Rhaeadr (Welsh pronunciation: [pɪstɪɬ r̥aeadr], meaning “spring of the waterfall”) is a waterfall 4 miles (6 kilometres) from the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant in Powys, Wales and 16 miles (26 kilometres) west of Oswestry.

How big is the pistyll Rhaeadr?

Pistyll Rhaeadr is an enchanting waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains, just inside Wales, west of Oswestry and Shrewsbury. At 240ft (80m) high it is Britain’s tallest single-drop waterfall, captivating all who visit her. Generation after generation take in the spirit and presence of this special place.

How was pistyll Rhaeadr formed?

Details. Pistyll Rhaeadr is often referred to as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. The waterfall is formed by the Afon Disgynfa falling in three stages over a 240-foot cliff-face, into the Afon Rhaeadr below. The tallest stage is estimated at about 40 metres.

Is Pistyll Rhaeadr higher than Niagara Falls?

At 80m, Pistyll Rhaeadr is the UK’s highest single drop waterfall and is considerably higher than Niagara Falls.

Can you swim in Pistyll Rhaeadr?

Rhaeadr Mawddach, Dolgellau The second, smaller falls of Pistyll Cain also have a plunge pool where you can swim. Both falls are a great spot for a refreshing post-mountain biking swim, especially during the warmer months.

Can you swim at Pistyll Rhaeadr?

What does Rhaeadr mean in Welsh?

Many have pondered the name Rhaeadr; Welsh dictionaries will tell you it means waterfall, and yet it is two words, dwr meaning water and Rhaea.

Is pistyll Rhaeadr open today?

Pistyll Rhaeadr is open to the public throughout the year and there is no charge for access to the falls. Donations for upkeep of the site are gratefully received, with a box beside the gate. Directions.

Who owns Llanrhaeadr waterfall?

Phil Facey
A public meeting will be held in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys, on Friday to resolve the “traffic chaos” caused by Pistyll Rhaeadr visitors. Phil Facey, the waterfall’s custodian and cafe owner, said lockdown easing meant visitor numbers had increased from about 1,000 to 3,000 a day.

What is the meaning of Pistyll Rhaeadr?

According to my Welsh dictionary, the word pistyll (probably pronounced “PIS-tuhthl”) meant “well” and rhaeadr (“HRHYE-uh-dur”) meant “waterfall”. This suggested that Pistyll Rhaeadr could be the “waterfall well”.

How easy is it to visit Pistyll Rhaeadr?

Visiting Pistyll Rhaeadr was quite easy as we were able to park the car close by the waterfall. We wound up parking the car near the end of the road from the small town of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant (see directions below). Then, we walked the short distance to a cafe and pay car park at the very end of the road.

Is Pistyll Rhaeadr the same as the spring of the waterfall?

However, according to the literature the translation of Pistyll Rhaeadr was more like “spring of the waterfall”.

Is pystlle rhaeader worth a visit?

Pystlle Rhaeader (Wales UK) April 12, 2020 12:07 am by Richard Davies-An exhilarating place. Can get busy over Bank holidays and nice weather. This is a must visit. …Read More.