GUIDE TO THE AFON LLEDR
(Blaenau Dolwyddelan to Pont y Pant)
NAME OF RIVER: Lledr.
WHERE IS IT?: Up the A470 from the Beaver Pool near Betws y coed. Head towards Bleanau Ffestiniog.
PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Start at Blaenau Dolwyddelan, GR 699516.
This section finishes at Pont y Pant Falls but it's highly recommended that you carry on down the following section to Beaver Pool.
APPROX LENGTH: 9 km.
TIME NEEDED: 2 hours?
ACCESS HASSLES: Unknown.
WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: Needs rain. If it's bank full it's awesome.
GRADING: Mostly flat water, some IV and V.
MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Some portages possibly.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The section above the Roman bridge has two good Corsican like falls on it and there is a classic drop below the Roman bridge - if the "recent " road works haven't chucked rubbish in.
One or two other drops and some flat down to Pont y Pant.
The best of the river is still to come, keep going.
OTHER NOTES: Also...read an article about testing contact lenses on the river.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Mark Rainsley and Chris Sladden.