Rhyd Ddu

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Rhyd Ddu
Llyn y Dywarchen.jpg
Llyn y Dywarchen
Rhyd Ddu is located in Gwynedd
Rhyd Ddu
Rhyd Ddu
Rhyd Ddu shown within Gwynedd
Population 37 
OS grid reference SH568485
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Caernarfon
Postcode district LL54
Dialling code 01286
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
53°03′14″N 4°08′10″W / 53.054°N 4.136°W / 53.054; -4.136Coordinates: 53°03′14″N 4°08′10″W / 53.054°N 4.136°W / 53.054; -4.136

Rhyd Ddu (Welsh for Black Ford) is a small village in Snowdonia, North Wales which is a starting point for walks up Snowdon (via the Rhyd Ddu Path), Moel Hebog, Yr Aran and the Nantlle Ridge.

It lies on the A4085 between Beddgelert and Caernarfon, at its junction with the B4418 to Nantlle and Penygroes.

Rhyd Ddu railway station is one of the stops of the Welsh Highland Railway between Caernarfon and Porthmadog.

T. H. Parry-Williams, the poet, author and academic was born and raised at Rhyd Ddu. He twice won both the Chair and the Crown at the National Eisteddfod, in 1912 and 1915.

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