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Location type: Waterval
Location address: United Kingdom, Powys, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
Number of texts: 3
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Pistyll Rhaeadr is counted as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The 19th-century author George Borrow, in his book Wild Wales, remarked of the waterfall: “What shall I liken it to? I scarcely know, unless it is to an immense skein of silk agitated and disturbed by tempestuous blasts, or to the long tail of a grey courser at furious speed. I never saw water falling so gracefully, so much like thin, beautiful threads as here.”

Linked characteristics: Spectacular
Linked themes: Top things to do, Nature
Linked groups: Seven Wonders of Wales

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Pistyll Rhaeadr (Welsh pronunciation: [pɪstɪɬ r̥aeadr], meaning “spring of the waterfall”) is a waterfall, located a few miles from the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant in Powys, Wales, twelve miles west of Oswestry.

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Pistyll Rhaeadr is formed by the Afon Disgynfa’s falling, in three stages, over a 240-foot (73 m) Silurian cliff-face, after which the river is known as the Afon Rhaeadr. The tallest stage is estimated at about 40 metres.

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