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Stunning snaps show frozen Llanrhaeadr Waterfall

By Lucy Todman | Mid Wales | Latest photos | Published:

For one of the first times in the last decade Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall has frozen.

A genuine winter wonderland at Llanrhaeadr Waterfall. Photo: Adrian Moller

Adrian Moller lives near the beauty spot in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, just over the border in Powys, and said he hasn't ever seen the waterfall looking as it is now.

The 50-year-old, who lives in nearby Waterfall Road with his wife Jo and children Daisy and Oscar, rushed out with his Canon 5d to snap the unusual landscape.

"It's been something else this winter," he said.

The waterfall near Oswestry is a popular walking spot. Photo: Adrian Moller

"We're normally okay, a patch of ice and that's it.

"We're been living here for about 10 years and it's frozen probably once, and we didn't really notice it.

The waterfall is next to the Berwyn Mountain range around 12 miles from Oswestry and is an extremely popular area for walkers and tourists.

However this week it's been unusually quiet, said Adrian, who runs online ribbon business Simply Ribbons

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"I went first thing in the morning," Adrian added.

Few people have ventured up to the waterfall in the recent weather. Photo: Adrian Moller

"The road was so icy I didn't see a single car. There was a couple who had walked up from the village, but it had taken them a good while to get there.

"It was the first time I've seen it frozen to that extent."

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Icicles in Norbury, near Bishops Castle. Photo: Rory Bowen

Meanwhile in Norbury, near Bishops Castle, the freezing weather led to large icicles forming.

Rory Bowen took pictures of the icicles, which he estimated to be between eight and 10-foot long.

Meanwhile hundreds of schools are closed and large snow drifts have blocked many minor roads and some main routes across Mid Wales and Shropshire.

Stretches of the A5, A41 and A49 were all affected this morning after strong winds combined with freezing temperatures and snow flurries to create dangerous conditions this morning.

Follow live snow updates here.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman
@shroptod

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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