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Gwynedd - Arthog

Arthog is a village, post town and community in the Meirionnydd area in Wales. It is located on the A493, approximately 8 miles (13 km) west of Dolgellau, and has a population of 1,010.
It is well known for its outdoor activity centres and the nearby Llynnau Cregennen (Cregennen lakes). The Arthog Outdoor Education Centre is owned by Telford and Wrekin Council and is primarily used in term-time by schools from the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Local Education Authorities. The other outdoor activity centre, Min Y Don, has been family owned and run since the 1950s. They too are primarily used in term-time by schools from the Midlands, but are also heavily involved with local community work too.
In 1894, Solomon Andrews, a Cardiff entrepreneur, bought land overlooking theMawddach estuary. On the site he completed Mawddach Crescent in 1902. The row of terraced properties was the start of a purpose-built holiday resort he intended for the area. However the planned development went no further because the surrounding land proved unsuitable for urban planning. During the Second World War, the Royal Marines commandeered Mawddach Crescent. It became known as Iceland Camp. The marines also built huts on nearby Fegla Fawr, the foundation bases can still be seen between the trees above the estuary.   

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Cyfannedd Fach

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Cyfannedd Fach is a 250 year old stone mountain cottage situated within the Snowdonia National Park, near Arthog (seven miles from Dolgellau) in the part of Gwynedd that was formerly Merionethshire. It stands on its own, 700 feet above the sea in the western foothills of Cader Idris, half a mile from the nearest inhabited house. From just behind the cottage there are magnificent views of the Mawddach estuary, Barmouth and the North Wales coast - the Lleyn Peninsula and Bardsey island. The cottage is about half an hour's drive from Dolgellau along the mountain road past the Creggennen lakes - seven miles and about nine gates.

Cyfannedd Fach is a remote and romantic haven from which it is possible to have a wonderful holiday even when the weather is poor. There are lots of activities and places to visit within a modest drive of the place. There are a large number of excellent pubs and attractive eating places in the neighbourhood and, of course, the cottage is a remarkable centre for a walking or for a beach holiday. We are proud to be able to say that the visitors' books which stretch back over almost fifty years attest to the large number of people who have come to visit Cyfannedd Fach on an almost annual basis because they have become so fond of the place and the enjoyable times it affords.

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