Llanbedr, Ardudwy is situated within the Snowdonia National Park on Wales; North West coast. The area is a place of outstanding beauty, offering plentiful opportunities for leisure and relaxation. Two rivers – the Artro and Nantcol – wind their way down from Cwm Nantcol and Cwm Bychan through acres of broadleaf woodland and farmland. The Nanctol river flows past the historic Salem Chapel – made famous by Sydney Curnow Vospers’ 1909 painting ‘Salem’ which some believe contains the face of the Devil in the folds of the shawl worn by the lady featured in the painting, Sian Owen.
Both rivers join near the hamlet of Pentre Gwynfryn and the Artro continues to the village, flowing under the distinctive stone bridge to the estruary alongside Pensarn and Llandanwg.
As well as the astounding natural beauty, Llanbedr is steeped in history. Traces of ancient times are evident in the many standing stones near old paths which stretch from the sea to the mountains – you can find out more about walks in the area here (link). There are many fortresses and clusters of round houses of the iron age in the mountains, and an ancient stone scribed with a spiral motif is kept in the church.
There is a thriving local community with convenient shops, a village nursery and primary school as well as a busy village hall with several community groups hosting regular activities.