Wednesday, December 02, 2009

UCLAN Staff - Afon Tanat

Access Officer: Dave Proctor, Capel Bethania, Cwm Cownwy, Llanwddyn, SY10 0NJ. 01691 870615

Nearby Rivers: Vyrnwy and Severn

OS Map:125 Bala & Lake Vyrnwy + 126 Shrewsbury


Length: 24 km

Access: off B4391 Bala to Pant road

Notes: no portages

Quality: A beautiful touring river thought to have been of inspiration to Tolkein for his wonderful Lord of the Rings

Afon Tanat (River Tanat) is a river in northern Powys, Wales. Its source is close to the Cyrniau Nod mountain, to the north of Lake Vyrnwy. The river flows in a generally east-south-east direction until it joins the River Vyrnwy near Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain. For a short distance prior to its confluence it flows within western Shropshire, England. A number of other rivers act as its tributaries, including Afon Eirth, Afon Rhaeadr, Afon Iwrch and Cynllaith

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