River Cegidog

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River Cegidog (Afon Cegidog)
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Ford across the Cegidog, near Ffrith.
Name origin: From Welsh cegidog, "abounding with hemlock" (cegid), "hemlock place"
Country Wales
 - location near Rhydtalog, Flintshire
 - elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
 - coordinates 53°4′33.185″N 3°8′52.202″W / 53.07588472°N 3.14783389°W / 53.07588472; -3.14783389
Mouth confluence with River Alyn
 - location Sydallt, Wrexham County Borough
 - elevation 60 m (197 ft)
 - coordinates 53°5′35.402″N 3°1′38.403″W / 53.09316722°N 3.02733417°W / 53.09316722; -3.02733417Coordinates: 53°5′35.402″N 3°1′38.403″W / 53.09316722°N 3.02733417°W / 53.09316722; -3.02733417

The River Cegidog (Welsh: Afon Cegidog) is a river in north-east Wales. It flows mainly through Flintshire but towards the end of its course it forms the border between Flintshire and Wrexham County Borough.

Its source lies in the hills of southernmost Flintshire to the east of Rhydtalog village. It flows in a roughly north-easterly direction before turning south-east through the villages of Llanfynydd and Ffrith where the Nant-y-Ffrith stream flows into it. It then heads north-east again through a wooded valley before joining the River Alyn at Cefn-y-bedd.

The name of the river indicates a place where hemlock grows.[1]


  1. ^ Place names on maps of Scotland and Wales: a glossary of the most common Gaelic and Scandinavian elements [...], The Ordnance Survey, 1973, p.18