Pistyll y Llyn

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Pistyll y Llyn
Pistyll y Llyn is located in Wales
Pistyll y Llyn
Location Powys, Wales
OS grid SN 7536 9420
Coordinates 52°31.8822′N 3°50.3053′W / 52.5313700°N 3.8384217°W / 52.5313700; -3.8384217Coordinates: 52°31.8822′N 3°50.3053′W / 52.5313700°N 3.8384217°W / 52.5313700; -3.8384217
Total height 91 m (299 feet)
Watercourse Llyfnant

Pistyll y Llyn is one of the tallest waterfalls in Wales and the United Kingdom. It is a horsetail style set of falls which are located in the Cambrian Mountains about 2.48 miles (4 km) from Glaspwll in Powys, Wales.

It is formed where the River Llyfnant falls from Llyn Penrhaeadr for approximately 160 metres into Cwm Rhaeadr in two waterfalls, and a series of cascades.[1] The tallest waterfall is a single horsetail drop of 91 metres.[2][3] This is sometimes mistakenly stated as 73 metres.[4]


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  2. ^ "World Waterfall Database 2009". Retrieved 9 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "The World In Figures" (PDF). Retrieved 9 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Information Britain". Retrieved 9 September 2009.