Historic Landscape Characterisation

Arfon - Area 50 Afon Rhythallt


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Historic background

The upper reaches of the Rhyddallt, the river which drains the Padarn and Peris lakes.

Key historic landscape characteristics

River valley

A flat river valley, narrowing and deepening towards the lower end of the area. The river powered a number of small-scale mills from at least the early nineteenth century onwards. The Dinorwic Railway of 1843 and the London and North Western Railway branch-line from Caernarfon to Llanberis of 1869 pass through the area; the trackbeds survive, along with much of the infrastructure.


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