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Bradshaw’s Guide

Machynlleth to Aberystwith

Passing onward from Machynlleth, we come to a bend of the river Dovey, on which is situated Glan Dovey station, and a little further along the widening estuary of the Dovey to

Ynys-Las, at which place there is a ferry across the mouth of the river to Aberdovey, a small but pretty bathing place. This portion of the Welsh Coast line takes a northerly direction to

From hence, leaving the race course to the left, we continue our journey about five miles further to Llwyngwril , and thence to

Barmouth Ferry, at the mouth of the river Mawddach. The stream, the banks of which present some pretty views, is here crossed to

Merionethshire : Barmouth

A small manufacturing town, situated on the slope of a hill, with a considerable miscellaneous trade.

From hence to Dolgelley the road runs along the northern bank of the river, commanding good views of the majestic Cader Idris, with its Cyclopean precipices, about 2½ miles to the right. On arriving at the village of Llanelltyd we take the road to the south to the town of Dolgelley; or, if the tourist prefer, he may recross Barmouth Ferry and proceed by rail to Penmaen Pool, and thence by omnibus to

Merionethshire : Dolgelley

The town is romantically situated at the foot of the celebrated Cader Idris, for the exploration of which it will be found necessary to have a guide or ordnance map.

On retracing our steps to Ynys-Las we proceed in the direction of Aberystwith to the station of

Borth, a little village on the edge of an extensive sandy beach. Two and a quarter miles further is the little town of

Llanfihangel a little to the right of which is Sarn Cynfelin, or the Wallag shoal. There are remains of a very old castle, said to have been destroyed in the twelfth century. One and a half mile further brings us to

Bow Street station, and 4¼ miles more to

Cardiganshire : Aberystwith

On the coast of Cardiganshire, situated on a bold eminence, overhanging the sea, at the junction of the Ystwith and the Rhydol.

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