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The Lady Falls

By Arvorphoto    
Sadly been on EPZ less due to work commitments, however it has allowed a little exploration further afield. Today, I bring you the legend of Gwladus.

The legend of Gwladus, the princess whose name has been given to the falls...Said to have been one of the 24 daughters of Brychan of Brycheiniog, a fifth century prince, the beautiful, young Gwladus fell in love with a young man of the name of Einion...Sadly the relationship was never allowed to develop and Gwladus, tormented with sadness for her unrequited love, mysteriously became immortalised, her spirit flowing freely as this serene waterfall...Although Gwladus could never be with her lover in life, in immortality their spirits flow together for all eternity in the pool below Sgwd Gwladus.

Sgwd Gwladus is situated on the Afon Pyrddin in 'Waterfall Country'
Virtually all of the falls occur on tributaries of the River Neath occupying valleys that have been deeply incised into the landscape. It is suggested that overdeepening of the Vale of Neath by glacier ice lowering sea levels during the succession of ice ages has resulted in these tributaries cutting down into their own beds as they adjust to a base level lower than in pre-glacial times. The underlying geology is a generally southerly dipping succession of Carboniferous age sandstones and mudstones assigned by geologists to the Marros Group and formerly referred to as the Millstone Grit Series. Preferential erosion, whereby the less resistant mudstones have been more readily removed by the passage of water, often following various forms of weathering, has left sandstones forming the lips of the falls. The siting of individual falls is closely linked in many cases to the presence of northwest¬–southeast¬–aligned faults that have brought different lithologies into proximity

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