Rhewl is a village just off the A525 Ruthin to Denbigh road, situated west of the Clwydian Range and once an important settlement on a Drovers trail. It’s well worth a visit, especially for the stunning walk along Lady Bagot’s Drive. It was here, in 1118, that the Battle of Maes Maen Cymro was fought, between Hywel ap Ithel, with the aid of 400 warriors of Maredudd ap Bleddyn, and the sons of Owain ap Edwin, who were lords of the cantref of Dyffryn Clwyd. One of the names for Pont Rhydycilgwyn, is the rather disturbing, Pont yr Afon Gwaed - the Blood River Bridge, remembering the waters running red with the blood of the slain.
A beautiful little village within which still waters run very deep indeed.