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Dyserth Waterfall

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bill04kelly wrote a review Mar 2021
Victoria, Canada258 contributions67 helpful votes
Since my last visit I have found more information on a Welsh history site which corrects assumptions that I made. Here it Is 'In the woods above Dyserth Waterfall you will find a simple gravestone. It has just one name inscribed upon it 'Windsor' and is the last resting place of a faithful Irish Wolfhound. The story is that in the year 1432 King Henry V gave to a favourite lord a local fortified manor house and land around the area including the waterfall and woodland. He also presented him with a fine Irish Wolfhound born at Windsor castle and who bore the name of that Royal residence. Wolves were still prevalent in the area at that time and a particular danger. One day the lord's young daughter aged twelve years took her younger brother to see the waterfall. They played happily in the woods until suddenly the girl heard a menacing growl. A pack of seven huge wolves had encircled the children and were now closing in. The girl quickly helped her brother to climb up a small tree that was nearby. The children huddled together in the branches as the wolves circled below. The tree was old and rotten and the wolves spent no time at all in working this out and started to gnaw at the trunk and low lying branches which readily snapped off. The girl realised that it would only be a matter of time before the wolves would destroy the tree and then they would be able to drag the children from the safety of the branches. She took a deep breath and instructed her brother to do likewise and they screamed as loud as they could hoping that someone in the manor house would hear them. No human did but the keen ears of Windsor picked up the high frequency of the children's voices . Bravely the huge hound bolted towards the woods. Now Windsor was a giant of his breed and stood three foot six at the shoulder and weighed an enormous one hundred and eighty five pounds. He was more than a match for one wolf and could take on two with ease but when he reached the clearing in the woods he saw the seven huge wolves. Then he noticed the two children and saw the danger that they were in. With a growl he set to battle. The girl closed her eyes and put her hands over her brothers so that they would not see the terrible battle that raged below. Already three of the wolves lay dead but Windsor too had suffered terrible wounds. Two more wolves went down one of whom was the pack leader. Finally the last two escaped badly wounded and ran off into the woods. Windsor stood proudly wagging his tail but the children could see his body shaking. Alerted by the terrible sounds of the battle the lord arrived at the scene with men at arms and more dogs. He saw his beloved children safe in the tree and the bodies of five dead wolves on the blood stained ground. In gratitude he threw his arms around the faithful brave hound but Windsor brave to the last uttered one last bark and died in his master's arms. Broken hearted the lord asked his men to bury Windsor at the exact spot that he died. To this day he lies there but his ghost can sometimes be seen guarding the area'.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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N.Wilson wrote a review Oct 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom335 contributions210 helpful votes
We visited here by pure chance and it is gorgeous! Definitely one of our new favourite must-visit attractions now. It's only a small area and very easy to miss but it is stunning - it costs 50p per person but it's so worth it as the little garden area that it's in is beautiful not only with the amazing waterfall but also a picnic garden, pretty little bridges, steps up to above the waterfall (we didn't go up this time), a beautiful meandering river, a cave, a cafe and a beautiful nearby church. There's a large bin by the gate so you can easily dispose of rubbish to keep the area beautiful although be careful as you walk from the carpark to the waterfall garden as there's a part where you're actually on the road, so if you have dogs/children/are unsteady then take extra care. The car park is small and an odd shape with no markings so think about that when you park as it's easy to get blocked in.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sarah EH wrote a review Oct 2020
12 contributions5 helpful votes
We visited after seeing signs for it and stopped on a whim. Lovely waterfall - you enter through a small gate where there’s an honesty bed to put 50p per person to get up close to see the waterfall. It’s very beautiful, and picturesque and worth the money for the lovely pictures you can get. There’s a steep path with steps that will take you up to the top for some views and a walk in the woodland. The only downside is there are no notices that the steps are steep and some areas have no railing or rope for you to hold on to. It would also be nice to have a map of sorts at the top .... we decided against walking in the woodland for fear of getting lost. There is an ice cream shop at the entrance which unfortunately was closed when we went but we presumed this was due to COVID. There a small car park but it’s very tight to get in and out and not very well sign posted. Would still recommend to visit but would be better to on a sunny day and definitely when it’s not raining!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Lee Thomas wrote a review Aug 2020
135 contributions17 helpful votes
A hidden gem. The village is lovely and very hilly. Parking is tricky as the car park is small and the day we visited was very busy. Entry is 50p per person and money is posted through an honesty box in a door to your right. The waterfall is hidden behind rocks on approach but as you cross a bridge in front, it’s surprisingly large. Very powerful water flow also, so plenty of water spray!! You then have the option of turning left immediately after bridge into a little grassed area with picnic benches where you can sit and watch the world go by or have an ice cream. Otherwise, head straight up the steps and follow the pathway which leads to woodland and lovely walks by the water. The steps are concrete and differ in size. Very rugged and steep so some elderly or disabled people may struggle. Kids can play for hours so bring water shoes and clothes you don’t mind them getting wet. There are also caves they can enter and one like a tunnel they can pass through from one end to the other. This is a lovely place to spend a couple of hours, I would highly recommend it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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James H wrote a review Aug 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
Great tranquility this waterfall. Cools you off on the splash when it’s a warm day. Kids loved it. 50p each donation is nothing for the views
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Date of experience: August 2020
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