Cwm Mynach: Garth Gell bridge to Pen y Bryn

Grade 5
Length 2.5 km
Paddleable high to spate

in Mid Wales · North Wales · Snowdonia


The first 600m is an easy warmup before you drop into a steep boulder garden. A short break follows before entering the lower gorge with a set of narrow drops and sticky holes that can be sketchy in higher water.

Water Levels

Difficult to get the right water level. The upper requires lots of water, but the lower gorge becomes sketchy in very high conditions.

Getting There

Putin W3°57'7" N52°46'10"
Takeout W3°56'35" N52°45'13"

Takeout at the A496 road bridge at Pen-y-bryn. To reach the putin head upstream to the next road bridge over the river.

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