Prysor: Rhaeadr Du to A496

Grade 5
Length 2 km
Paddleable high to spate

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A tough but awesome run. The gorge above the marked putin is extremely tricky and almost never has water in. The normal putin at Rhaeadr Du waterfall requires a walkin, from here down to the road bridge is demanding gd5.

Water Levels

The river is often empty as water is diverted down pipes from the reservoir for cooling at the power station. There will be water after heavy rain, or when the pipes are closed for repair.

Getting There

Putin W3°59'5" N52°55'48"
Takeout W4°0'18" N52°56'11"

Takeout at the A486 road bridge near Maentwrog Power Station. Head up the small road along river right and walkin to Rhaeadr Du along the track down from Gellilydan.

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