A story of the river Gwenfro

Afonydd Cymru, The River’s Trust for Wales, have chosen the river Gwenfro as ‘river of the month’ in their series. The series shines a spotlight on not just the big, famous rivers, of Wales, but also the numerous smaller but just as important ones, the tributaries and feeder streams too. It aims to showcase their rich history, rare flora and fauna as well as issues and threats these rivers face, along with the work that goes into protecting them.

The river Gwenfro is a of tributary river Dee located in North East Wales. Rising from the springs of the Clywydian Range among limestone outcrops near Bwlchgwyn, the River Gwenfro flows southeastward through the villages of Southsea and New Broughton, eventually merging with the River Clywedog – an important tributary of the SAC designated river Dee – near Wrexham.

Read on to learn about it’s interesting history, past and present challenges the river faces and our current River Gwenfro Together Project!