River Terrig facts for kids
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The Terrig near Leeswood Old Hall.
|Native name||Afon Terrig|
|Main source||Llyn Cyfynwy, near Graianrhyd, Denbighshire
370 m (1,210 ft)
|River mouth||confluence with River Alyn, Flintshire
95 m (312 ft)
The river rises at Llyn Cyfynwy near Graianrhyd village in the community of Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Denbighshire, about three miles from the source of the River Alyn. It then flows northwards and eastwards, forming the boundary between the old parishes of Nercwys and Treuddyn. At Nant-y-Mynydd it is joined by several small springs from Mynydd Ddu, and finally itself joins the River Alyn at Pontblyddyn, Flintshire.
The Terrig is a habitat for brown trout. Its name is derived from its rapid flow after times of heavy rain; Thomas Pennant, in his Tours in Wales, described it as "the Terrig, or the violent, [...] often of a tremendous swell and fury".
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