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19/02/2010

Dylife Gorge, Dylife, Powys, Mid Wales


This is a photo of the Dylife Gorge, located near Dylife, Powys, Mid Wales. The gorge was carved by the action (and aftermath) of the last Ice age. It is headed by the Ffrwd Fawr Waterfall.
Before the last Ice age, the River Twymyn did not flow through the valley. When the valley was filled by a glacier, the ice ground out a U-shaped glaciated valley. When the glacier that filled the valley melted the Twymyn started to run down the wide channel left behind and the fast flowing river further eroded the valley, cutting the V-shaped gorge as seen today.
The long-distance footpath
Glyndŵr's Way (Llwybr Glyndŵr in Welsh) passes nearby.

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