River Cain

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River Cain
Afon Cain
Cain bridge, Llanfechain - geograph.org.uk - 518983.jpg
Llanfechain Bridge over Afon Cain
River Cain is located in Powys
River Cain
Location of the mouth within Powys
Location
CountryWales
CountiesPowys
Physical characteristics
SourceConfluence of Nant Alan and Nant Fyllon
 - coordinates52°46′14″N 3°17′01″W / 52.7706°N 3.2837°W / 52.7706; -3.2837
Mouth 
 - locationRiver Vyrnwy
 - coordinates52°46′26″N 3°08′49″W / 52.774°N 3.147°W / 52.774; -3.147Coordinates: 52°46′26″N 3°08′49″W / 52.774°N 3.147°W / 52.774; -3.147
Length16 km (9.9 mi)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftNant Fyllon, River Abel, Nant Llys
 - rightNant Alan, The Brogan

The River Cain (Afon Cain in Welsh) is a river in north Powys which flows into the River Vyrnwy.

Cain's source is just west of Llanfyllin, at the confluence of the Nant Alan and Nant Fyllon.[1]

After flowing east through Llanfyllin, where it is joined by the small River Abel, it continues eastwards alongside the A490 highway. It then turns north-east to pass through Llanfechain and is joined by the Nant Llys before finally flowing east again.[2] It is fed by the Brogan,[3] before joining the Vyrnwy near Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain.[4]

The Cain is 16 km long.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Afon Cain - conf Nant Fyllon to conf The Brogan". Environment Agency - Catchment Data Explorer. Environment Agency. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Subcatchment:Afon Cain - conf The Brogan to conf Afon Vyrnwy". Restoring Europe's Rivers. Environment Agency et al. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  3. ^ "The Brogan - source to conf Afon Cain". Environment Agency - Catchment Data Explorer. Environment Agency. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Severn Upper and Cain River". Environment Agency - Catchment Data Explorer. Environment Agency. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Afon Cain". Geoview. Retrieved 19 March 2016.