The Nant Gwys is a river flowing off the Black Mountain (Y Mynydd Du) in Powys, Wales. Its tributaries Gwys Fawr and the Gwys Fach flow south from Banwen Gwyn and Bwlch y Ddeuwynt respectively and join forces to form the Nant Gwys proper which then flows for about 5 km / 3 mi to its confluence with the Afon Twrch at Cwm-twrch-Uchaf.
The upper reaches of the river and its tributaries lie within the Brecon Beacons National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog) and within Fforest Fawr Geopark. The river is one of several which run down the southward directed dip-slopes of the Black Mountain (Y Mynydd Du) passing from the Millstone Grit outcrop onto the mudstones of the Carboniferous Coal Measures.
- Ordnance Survey Explorer map OL12 'Brecon Beacons National Park: western area
- British Geological Survey 1:50,000 map sheets 230 'Ammanford' & 231 'Merthyr Tydfil' & memoir accompanying latter
|This Powys location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article related to a river in Wales is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|