Posts Tagged ‘Y Bermo’

Dau Gant a Hanner o Filltiroedd trwy Gogledd Cymru: Diwrnod 3, Rhan 3

Mehefin 2, 2011

Mae’r criw yn cyrraedd Bermo, lle maen nhw’n cael cinio yng Ngwesty’r Llew, a gwylio eirth yn perfformio ar y lan a’r Cei.  Mae Bermo’n cael ei ddisgrifio fel ‘cyrchfan gaeaf dymunol’.

Traphont Bermo

DD/DM/1113- Llun o Draphont Bermo o'r dyddiadur gwreiddiol 'Dau gant a hanner o filltiroedd trwy Gogledd Cymru'

We have now arrived in sight of the pier and viaduct at Barmouth, this is a combined walk for passengers pier and railway bridge and eventually we drive up the higher road above Aberamffra Harbourand enter Barmouth at 12 o’clock. As soon as we had entered the town we met an old friend Bob Righton who recommended us to put the horse up at the Lion Hotel.  After lunch we strolled about the town watching some Frenchmen with performing bears on the shore and Quay.  We saw one of the steamers coming in, a lady got off this steamer wearing a gold bell about 2 inches wide from which numerous trinkets were hung, these were no doubt all genuine goods and a finer ladies bell I never saw.

Of Barmouth itself it is a small place situated close by the sea shore of loose sand at the base of a rocky headland, it consists chiefly of one level street and the houses perched one among the other on the rocks on the hillside, row above row of houses appear in irregular order until the doors of one row are almost on a level with the chimneys of those which stand below it.  Owing to its sheltered position, Barmouth makes and agreeable winter resort and its chief attractions are the views up the Mawddach, the walks along the coast up the hills on either side of the estuary and its mountain excursions.  The Cors y Gedol Hotel is a fair size, there are also a few fine terraces, Marine Terrace and Porkington Terrace are all very pleasantly situated.

Delwedd o Westy Cors y Gedol-

Dau Gant a Hanner o Filltiroedd trwy Gogledd Cymru: Diwrnod 3, Rhan 2

Mai 26, 2011

Mae teulu’r Reynolds yn disgrifio’r golygfeydd a’r wlad ar y ffordd i Y Bermo.  Wedi talu chwe cheiniog yn y tollty ym Mhenmaen-pwl, maen nhw’n disgrifio’r pwll yno ‘fel un sy’n  ddigon i wneud llygad pysgotwr ddisgleirio.’

Dolgellau a Cader Idris

DD/DM/1113- Llun o Dolgellau o'r dyddiadur gwreiddiol 'Dau gant a hanner o filltiroedd trwy Gogledd Cymru'

At 10.15 we bid good bye to Dolgelly and start on our way for Barmouth, we take the lower road and on the left of the river past Bryn adder and Penmaenuchaf, here we see plenty of wood pigeons flying about and have a delightful drive to Penmaenpool Station on the Cambrian Railway. We are stopped at the toll house and the family plate is reduced to the extent of six pence before we can pass over, the view of this pool is enough to make the eye of a fisherman twinkle. Salmon, trout and other fish abound here in abundance, the place looks most lovely. I was loath to leave it, but Ellis pulls faces at “Tommy” and off we go again. Getting to the end of the bridge we turn to the left on past Borthwnog and Bryn Tirion and admire the beautiful scenery deep below us. On our left lies Penmaenpool with the lovely houses dotted here and there on its banks whilst on our right we have hills and rocks covered with trees of every description.

At various places men were engaged cutting down trees evidently to make room for villa residences. We stopped sometime getting blackberries which were very plentiful. We drive on and meet the splendid four in hand coach which runs between Dolgelly and Barmouth, we pass the Halfway House Hotel at Bont Ddu, here a lovely stream rushes down to the Mawddach forming a picturesque fall on its way, near this Hotel is a lovely dell and waterfall. On leaving the Hotel the road winds round small wooded eminences out of the sight of the water and does not return to the river until the Church and mansion of Caerdeon are left behind, then at every step the scene improves and there appears a broad expanse of the estuary with the bridge in front and Arthog village opposite, at Arthog there is a pretty waterfall. On looking up the vale the water is seen winding round jutting promontories with the Arans in the rear and the Cader Idris range opposite, one and a half miles before arriving at Barmouth the best point of view was gained, and a supremely lovely prospect it was.