Brian The Euphonium PRO 8:40am, 22 February 2008
The Conwy River flows through the vConwy Valley down to the estuary at Conwy, from where it flows into Liverpool Bay. The lower Conwy River was in the past navigable up to a point just below Llanrwst. Boats carried slate and materials from the mines down river, with cargo consisting mainly of coal, salt, and provisions being brought up stream.

The river starts it journey through tributary streams high in the desolate Migneint Moors. This high moorland area, inhabited by sheep in summer, was formed in the Silurian period some 420 million years ago. The area is covered in the most part by thin acid soils where mainly moor grass grows. The waters entering the river in this area tend to be acidic in nature. As the river flows north it is joined by the tributaries of the Machno and Lledr rivers. On reaching Betws y Coed it is joined by the Llugwy.

To the west of the valley, lies the more craggy and majestic scenery of the mountains of Northern Snowdonia (Carneddau). This area is underlined by rock of the Cambrian period, formed some 500 million years ago. From here rivers and waterfalls cascade down often steep rocky outcrops into the River Conwy.
Brian The Euphonium PRO 10 years ago
A view of the Conwy estuary from Conwy Castle:

Conwy Estuary


The River Conwy flowing past Conwy Castle:

Conwy Castle from Bodlondeb Point (v2)


Pont Fawr crossing the Conwy at Llanrwst:

Pont Fawr 2


Another view of the Conwy from the Riverside Walk at Llanrwst:

River Conwy Landscape
Brian The Euphonium PRO 10 years ago
Three bridges over the River Conwy, seen from Conwy Castle:

Three Bridges Mk3
Ian.L 10 years ago
I agree in particular there are some specatacuar photos to be had in the depths of Snowdonia.

Swallow Falls (Rhaeadr Ewynnol)
Renaud Camus PRO 10 years ago
A medieval texts on Welsh river names (translated from latin)

Descriptio Cambriae, by Giraldus Cambrensis, 1194 :

From the same mountains issues the Ystuyth, and flowing through the upper parts of Penwedic, in Cardiganshire, falls into the sea near the castle of Aberystuyth. From the snowy mountains of Eryri flows the noble river Devi, dividing for a great distance North and South Wales; and from the same mountains also the large river Maw, forming by its course the greater and smaller tract of sands called the Traeth Mawr and the Traeth Bachan. The Dissennith also, and the Arthro, flow through Merionethshire and the land of Conan. The Conwy, springing from the northern side of the Eryri mountains, unites its waters with the sea under the noble castle of Deganwy. The Cloyd rises from another side of the same mountain, and passes by the castle of Ruthlan to the sea. The Doverdwy, called by the English Dee, draws its source from the lake of Penmelesmere, and runs through Chester, leaving the wood of Coleshulle, Basinwerk, and a rich vein of silver in its neighbourhood, far to the right, and by the influx of the sea forming a very dangerous quicksand; thus the Dee makes the northern, and the river Wye the southern boundary of Wales.
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