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Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall, Snowdonia

Not to be confused with a waterfall of the same name in another part of the UK (which I won't mention as I don't want to show up in search engines for the wrong waterfall!) - this Grey Mare's Tail is two waterfalls on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in Conwy's Coed Felin Blwm (Lead Mill Wood), North Wales. It lies just off the main road between Llanrwst and Trefiw. It isn't signposted, but if you have an Ordnance Survey map the waterfall is near to the junction by Nant Cottage at reference SH789609.

Apparently the waterfall is contaminated by lead and other mineral content collected as it flows from its source in Gwydir Forest, so I wouldn't be tempted to drink from it...

Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall, SnowdoniaThe top of Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall, Snowdonia, Wales  Photo of Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall, Snowdonia  Monochrome photo of Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall  Photo closeup of Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall  Photo of Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall in autumn  Me at Grey Mare's Tail, just before I fell backwards into the plunge pool  Photo of Grey Mare's Tail through trees Woodland path from the waterfallPhoto of woodland path, Coed Felin Blwm Small waterfall forty-ish metres downstream from Grey Mare's TailSmall waterfall in Coed Felin Blwm View towards Trefiw from stile above the waterfallPhoto of view towards Trefiw

View an 8.5-mile circular walk from Llanrwst, taking in the waterfall.

Photos taken with a Canon Powershot G1 X compact camera.


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