Wednesday, 5 October 2011


Note Ref to the Revolt of Madog ap Llywelyn and the connection with Penmachno, on my recent trip around parts of Cymru, I took photos in connection with this story at Caernarfon and at Morlais Castle near Merthyr Tudful. In due course I will be doing a post on this over on I'R Gad Welsh Battlefield Campaign Blog asap, so info is out there for those patriots who may wish to commemorate this major post 1282 revolt against English Rule. Note this is not just another 'Welsh Medieval Rebellion' but may be considered  very much our first 'Popular Revolt' as well as clearly an Anti - Colonial Rebellion thus Welsh Socialists out there it's alright to be interested and participate in commemorations with Red Flags and Pitchfork Flags. I guess  White  Eagle Cross Flags would be acceptable but in the main Baneri Llywelyn III and Glyndwr more to fore, I guess, Lets not get our 'knickers in a twist' over flags lads!

Have placed this photo report here as it suits, did the tour by car but it could be a two day Glyndwr Summer Ramble for eager walkers into our past, to really get the full sight, feel, sound and smell of this dramatic and in parts dangerous coutryside if travelling by Car up the narrow road under Pen y Bedw to the Migneint (B4407). Very narrow and little passing space and 'nutters' driving fast down ward  towards you. However, up on the Migneint, one hell of view of all around Mountain Roof Tops of this region of Cymru as you will see from few photos below as we headed for Ysbyty Ifan. This country is terrific, the more you see the more you want to see, but shame about the rain and mists most  of the time. Never mind loads of history all over the place, really interesting location. I will go back!

Eagle  Painted on Slate in Bar of the The Eagles Lodge, note the bar is only open oaccaisionally but still great place to stay.

Obviously we are in the car up on the Migneint

The Eagles Lodge, Penmacno.

  1. The Eagles Bunkhouse, Penmachno, Snowdonia
    Luxury Bunkhouse and Bar, four miles fom Betw.s-y-coed. Walkers / Climbers - all of Snowdonia's 1000 metre peaks less than half an hours drive. Mountain ...
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    Mountain Bikers - New Penmachno trail on our doorstep. ... Penmachno, Betws 

    Penmachno Hall Bed and Breakfast - Coach House Self Catering ... - Block all results
    Stay at Penmachno Hall, a luxury guest house in Penamchno, North Wales offering special breaks or short stays.

    Ty Blaidd Bed and Breakfast Penmachno Betws-y-coed -Block all results
    Brand new luxury rural accommodation in tranquil Penmachno, 4 miles from Betws-y-coed, in the heart of Snowdonia. Stunning views and tasteful en-suite ...

    Penmachno Snowdonia North Wales - (null)

    Village guide. Includes visitor information, news, what to do and where to stay.

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    Village guide. Includes visitor information, news, what to do and where to stay.

    Penmachno tourist information › Wales › Conwy County -Block all results
    Penmachno Tourist Information and pictures of Penmachno, Conwy County, Wales ...Penmachno is situated in the Machno Valley, Conwy County, North Wales. ...

    GENUKI: Penmachno -Block all results
    17 Jul 2011 – "PENMACHNO, a parish in the hundred of Nant Conway, county Carnarvon, 6 miles S. of Llanrwst, its post town, and 15 from Bala. The village 

    The Gwiber of Penmachno | Mysterious Britain & Ireland -Block all results
    The word "gwiber" in Welsh means viper or adder but many centuries ago the word actually meant "flying snake" . This is the story of how Wibernant (meaning ...


    Cwm Penmachno - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Block all results
    Cwm Penmachno is a former quarry settlement at the head of the Penmachno valley in North Wales. The slate quarry was formerly linked by narrow-gauge

    Cwm Penmachno
    Cwm Penmachno is a remote and beautiful part of the Machno Valley with much to interest and inspire you. This website is brought to you by Cwm Community ...

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    Cwm Penmachno's population at the beginning of the century was 400. Every house was full of large families, families that would help each other in the close ...

    Rhiwbach Quarry -Block all results
    Drainage of the underground workings was through a tunnel which began 350 feet below the surface and emerged onto the side of Cwm Penmachno...


Below: Looking Down Into Cwm Penmacno.

On top of the Migneint.


  1. Ysbyty Ifan
    Provides information on the village, its history and the school.
  2. Ysbyty Ifan | Betws-y-Coed | Eryri / Snowdonia
    Ysbyty Ifan , Betws-y-Coed, Gogledd Cymru / North Wales.
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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. Ysbyty Ifan, watermill. Ysbyty Ifan is a small but historic village in Conwy County Borough, ...

Ysbyty Ifan church -Block all results
Ysbyty Ifan has been described as one of the most historic places in North Wales.

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22 Jul 2009 – Teitl Cymraeg/Welsh title:Grwp o wragedd o elusendai Ysbyty IfanFfotograffydd/Photographer: John Thomas (1838-1905) Dyddiad/Date: [ca. ...

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Almshouses are charitable housing provided to enable people (typically elderly people who can no longer work to earn enough to pay rent) to live in a particular ...

Abraham Lincoln - Ysbyty Ifan -Block all results
Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln's great grandmother comes from Ysbyty Ifan.

Dolwyddelan Church -Block all results
The outlaws who had made their base at Ysbyty Ifan regularly attacked his home, often while the household was at church on Sunday. The old church was ...

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As the knights lost control of their estates, Ysbyty Ifan became a hide-out for bandits and outlaws. The upland pastures belonging to the hospice were at ...
'Dôl Gynwal' was the original name of Ysbyty Ifan, but the present name ...

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Ysbyty Ifan - Welsh narration - YouTube Aug 2011 - 4 min - Uploaded by HuckleberryFilmsUK -Block all results
Young people from Ysbyty Ifan worked with Huckleberry Films to create... Ysbyty Ifan · Betwy Wales · Hospitaller ...

  1. 26 May 2011 – Take the B4407 towards Ysbyty Ifan. Immediately after you enter the ...The road goes round to the left and St John the Baptist Church can ...
  3. Ysbyty Ifan, until 1189, was known as Dôl Gynwal. Then, it came to the attention of theKnights of St John, who set up a hospice. The church marks the spot ...

    Dafydd ap Siencyn - Wicipedia - Translate this page
    Herwr a bardd oedd Dafydd ap Siencyn (blodeuai tua 1450). Ei dad oedd Siancyn ap Dafydd ab Y Crach, a'i fam oedd Margred ferch Rhys, mab Rhys Gethin, ...

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    25 Jun 2010 – One of the sculptures on the trail pays homage to Wales's real-life Robin Hood figure - Dafydd ap Siencyn - who lived in the forest overlooking ...

Photo: War Memorial Ysbyty Ifan.





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Penmachno. ... The Penmachno Trail is a challenging trail with some steady climbs taking in some more spectacular scenery. Red Trail Grade (Difficult) ...

Penmachno Sweet Singletrack - YouTube Sep 2009 - 6 min - Uploaded by stumpy25lbs
First singletrack sections of Loop 1. Tight and narrow but fast and flowing, singletrack doesn't come much better than this.

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I gyrraedd y maes parcio ar ddechrau'r cwrs (wedi ei farcio gyda "P" yn y map uchod), cymerwch y troad wedi ei labelu "Penmachno" ar yr A5 (tua 2 milltir o ...