RIVERS AND WATERWAYS IN WALES

The Wye River and arched bridge at Builth Wells in Wales.

The waterways of Wales, as in other parts of Britain, vary from diminutive shallow streams to wide and imposing rivers. The River Wye, with a length of some 217 kilometres (135 miles), is the second longest river in Wales and can be seen, in this image gallery, as it mutters past the town of  Builth Wells.

Here you’ll also see photos of the River Usk that passes the town of Crickhowell on its journey from the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park to the coastal town of Newport, and the River Llugwy that spills over a chasm of boulders at the village of Betwys y Coed that’s a popular tourist destination.

The man-made canals in Wales, which were once used only by horse-drawn barges that carried cargoes of coal, grain, textiles and other industrial goods to coastal ports, have become popular destinations for boating holidays, and on this site you’ll be treated to a glimpse of the Brecon canal and the scenic Llangollen canal that passes through the 420 metre long Chirk tunnel and crosses the world heritage listed Pontcysyllte aqueduct that rises high above the River Dee.

The photos in this gallery offer a glimpse of merely some of the waterway of Wales, and by clicking on the buttons below you can discover the rivers and streams within another region of Britain.

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To view a list of the rivers, canals, and streams in Wales that are featured in this photo gallery   

  • Llangollen canal, Chirk
  • Llangollen canal, Pontcysyltte aqueduct
  • River Gwendraeth, Kidwelly
  • River Llugwy, Betwys y Coed
  • River Usk, Crickhowell
  • Wye River, Builth Wells

CLICK ON A PHOTO TO SEE A LARGER VIEW AND FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE IMAGE.

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