Afon Cegin

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Afon Cegin headwaters

The Afon Cegin (River Cegin in English) is a small river draining parts of North Wales and discharging to the Menai Strait at Porth Penrhyn. Its name means Kitchen River in English.


The Cegin valley was heavily industrialised in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with two separate railway lines conveying slate from quarries in the hills down to Porth Penrhyn to be shipped out to destinations across the world. Much evidence of this still remains with one of the old railway beds now used as the Lôn Las Ogwen cycle-way and footpath. Just above Port Penrhyn a series of closely connected old bridges cross the Cegin; this complex is a listed building.[1]