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Afon Dwyfor and Cwm Pennant

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  • Afon Dwyfor and Cwm Pennant
  • ISBN: 9781845243937
  • Des Marshall
  • Publication March 2021
  • Format: Paperback, 150x155 mm, 120 pages

Cwm Pennant is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt and quietest va lleys in Snowdonia. After leaving Cwm Pennant, the 12½ miles long Afon Dwyfor flows through wonderful deciduous woodland to Llanystu mdwy, once the home of David Lloyd George, to reach Tremadog Bay.

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'Pam, Arglwydd, y gwnaethost Gwm Pennant mor dlws? A bywyd hen fugail mor fyr?' These words written by the poet Eifion Wyn in his poem Cwm Pennant is a well-used quotation in the Welsh language. Roughly translated it says: 'O Lord, why did you make Cwm Pennant so beautiful and the life of a shepherd so short?'

Cwm Pennant is where revered Tibetan Buddhist teacher Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche said was a special, sacred place to visit whilst local legends say the people in the valley are intermarried with the 'tylwyth teg' - fairies. Cwm Pennant was once a hive of industry and noise in the heyday of the slate quarries and copper mine on the hills above Afon Dwyfor, but it is by now one of the most beautiful valleys in Snowdonia. The Dwyfor estuary, once used by ships as safe anchorage in times of storm, is now a tranquil place with tremendous views across it to the Rhinogydd.