Elwy: Llanfair Talhaiarn to Bont Newydd

Grade 2
Length 12 km
Current Level empty @0.62 2 hours ago

in North Wales


A long and consistent class 2+ run. This is a good adventurous day out, with lots of playful rapids, a few man-made weirs (mostly runnable), and many blind bends and tree hazards to keep you on your toes.

Water Levels

Can run for up to a week after prolonged heavy rain.

Getting There

Putin W3°36'29" N53°13'7"
Takeout W3°28'48" N53°13'32"

Putin at the smaller bridge just upstream of the main A544 bridge at Llanfair Talhaiarn. The bridge at Bont-newydd makes a convenient takeout. It should be possible to shorten the section by taking out earlier at one of the river's many road-bridges. Alternatively, continue all the way to St. Asaph for a cracking distance paddle with consistent interest most of the way.


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