Rhos-y-gwaliau

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Rhos-y-gwaliau
Capel Rhos-y-gwaliau - geograph.org.uk - 406356.jpg
Village chapel
Rhos-y-gwaliau is located in Gwynedd
Rhos-y-gwaliau
Rhos-y-gwaliau
Location within Gwynedd
Population86 (2011)
OS grid referenceSH9434
• Cardiff140 miles
Community
  • Llandderfel
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBALA
Postcode districtLL23
Dialling code01678
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd
52°54′00″N 3°34′24″W / 52.9001°N 3.5732°W / 52.9001; -3.5732Coordinates: 52°54′00″N 3°34′24″W / 52.9001°N 3.5732°W / 52.9001; -3.5732

Rhos-y-gwaliau is a small hamlet in Meirionnydd, Gwynedd, North Wales, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-east of Bala. It is home to the Rhos y Gwaliau Outdoor Activity Centre and a now disused Victorian chapel, built for the Calvinistic Methodists.

The Berwyn Mountains rise behind the village. The village lies towards the lower end of the narrow Hirnant valley formed by the Hirnant stream, which rises at the crest of the Berwyns and flows into the River Dee. The valley gives its name to the Hirnantian Age in the Ordovician Period of geological time.

Close to the village is Plas Rhiwaedog, the manor house of the ancient Rhiwaedog estate.

Regional Cycle Route 12 passes through the village.

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