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Clock House, Ynys-y-Brawdd, Peak



THE CLOCK HOUSE
Situated on the river estuary on the road to Bontddu and near to the old Barmouth harbour, the clock house has been a landmark for many years. It has a clock tower built in. There is really no convienient place to stop and see the clock house which I have always thought has one of the most spectacular views in the whole of Merionethshire. If you are heading for Dolgellau along the river, drive past the clock house a short distance and the road widens allowing you to stop and walk back for the view you see here. No tours I'm afraid, it's a private residence.


YNYS Y BRAWDD
This sandy spit was once an island, and sailboat races were started from its point. I remember the rip tide that used to race past the Bath House (the large white house in the right of the picture) when the tide was coming in. The power of that tide was awesome to see. The town decided to build a wall linking the island to the shore and thus prevent the damaging rush of water. The island is now an island no more and one can cross over to its banks and picnic as well as investigate its tidal pools for sea life when the tide is out.



BARMOUTH PEAK
This is a rocky mountain that lies directly east of Barmouth beach. The walk is challenging but well worth the effort.The peak overlooks the northern partof Barmouth and can be reached from a number of directions. There is an old footpath leading to its summit and at the top you will be rewarded by a grand view of the bay and the Llyn Peninsula. There is a cairn on top of the peak to which you can add your own personal stone. My name was carved on my personal stone back in 1958 or so. I wonder if it's still there? Let me know if you make the trek.


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John Pugh
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