Afon Cych facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAfon Cych
|Native name||Afon Cuch|
|River mouth||River Teifi|
|Length||13 km (8.1 mi)|
|River system||River Teifi|
Afon Cych (standard Welsh orthography: Afon Cuch) is a tributary of the River Teifi in south-west Wales. It is 13 km long, passes through a number of small settlements on the border between Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, and is significant in Welsh legend.
The river runs through the small settlements of Cwmorgan and Cwmcych, and the village of Abercych.
The Cych is crossed by a number of bridges including (from upstream) Pont Cwmorgan, Pont Wedwst, Pont Newydd, Pont Cych at Cwmcych (built in 1737 and Grade II listed), an unnamed bridge by Bridgend, Pont Glancych and Grade II listed Pont Treseli which carries the B4332 road at Abercych and has perforated spandrels similar to Cenarth Bridge.
History and legend
The river's name is marked (in Latin, as Keach flu.) on a 1583 map of Pembrokeshire.
The valley (Glyn Cuch) is well known in Literature of Wales (Welsh language) as the place where, in the Mabinogi, Pwyll Pendefig Dyfed has his fateful meeting with Arawn, Lord of the Underworld. Boundary streams were often thought of as portals to the underworld.
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