River of the Month

Every month, we celebrate a different river across Wales. Not just our big, famous rivers, we want to tell you all about the numerous smaller but just as important ones, the tributaries and feeder streams too.

We will showcase their rich history, rare flora and fauna as well as issues and threats these rivers face, along with the work that goes into protecting them.

We hope you enjoy the series…

August 2023

Afon Gwyrfai

The Gwyrfai is a small, mountainous river typical of north-west Wales. Its source drains the flanks of Yr Wyddfa and passes through Llyn Cwellyn, a deep glacial lake formed during the last Ice Age. Llyn Cwellyn is home to one of three native Welsh populations of Arctic char – ‘Torgoch’ …