Editors' Choice - The Rivers
Aber Falls, Snowdonia. Walk in the footsteps of the Princes of Gwynedd through the Coedydd Aber National Nature Reserve. The waterfall is best
seen after heavy rains or decorated
with winter ice.
This beautiful waterfall can
be reached by wheelchair users
but check with the CCW warden
for advice and to ensure that
all the gates are open.
The Nant Ffrancon, Snowdonia.
This classic U-shaped valley
was sculpted by a glacier during
the last Ice Age and the evidence
is all around in terms of geological
in the Youth Hostel at Ogwen Cottage
and look down the valley to the
The Dyfi Estuary, Ceridigion.
The Royal Society for the Protection
Birds Reserve at Ynys Hir has
a wide selection of natural habitats,
including woodland, saltmarsh
and wet grasslands.
during spring for its songbirds
and flowers, it attracts large
numbers of ducks and geese in
Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion.
Take the Vale of Rheidol narrow
gauge train from Aberystwyth to
At your destination
you will find three bridges built
over each other spanning the spectacular
gorge of the Afon Mynach, where
the humid woodland conditions
are ideal for ferns and mosses.
The Afon Teifi, Ceredigion,
flows through a raised bog in
the Cors Caron National Nature
Reserve near Tregaron, with a
bit of luck you will see a Red
Check out the Coracle Museum alongside the waterfalls at Cenarth.
The floodplain of the Afon
Tywi, Carmarthenshire. Its
historic homes and gardens which
have inspired bards and poets,
define this beautiful historic
landscape. The river channel in
this area is an important spawning
ground for the migratory shad
and it has a resident otter population.
Take in the view of the floodplain
from Dryslwyn Castle and visit
the National Trust property Dinefwr
Park and Castle, home to more
than 100 fallow deer and a small
herd of Dinefwr White Park Cattle. Or drop in and see the restoration of Aberglasney House and Gardens.
The Wye Valley, Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty, on theWales-England
Border. By the late 1700s political
unrest in Europe made the Wye
Valley and its picturesque landscape
a very fashionable alternative
to the Grand Tour.
oak woods and viewing points remain
important tourist attractions.