The Upper Reaches of the Dyfi (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).

llaethnant The tiny Llaethnant comes tumbling over this saddle above Pennant to turn into the Dyfi. I recently discovered the existence of an 1815 pencil drawing by a man named George Wood, entitled " Descent of the Dovey", which he must have produced whilst standing almost in the middle of the dip in the centre of the picture. The view in his sketch is of the Dyfi meandering through the broad valley below, with the crags of Cwm Pen-y-Gelli (opposite Llanymawddwy) clearly depicted in the far distance. However, although I haven't been to the artist's exact location yet, I can't believe that the Llaethnant at his feet was quite as deep and wide as he depicts it. Somewhere for my next trip.
tapnith Tap Nyth yr Eryri - but nowadays Where Eagles no longer Dare. In 1854, George Borrow reported a conversation with a local man who confirmed that there were no longer any eagles nesting here, although his father had apparently seen them. This is wild country and, who knows, maybe one day they'll return?
pennant bridge First road bridge over the Dyfi, Pont y Pennant, just above Llanymawddwy.
Nant Efail-fach Nant Efail-fach, a remote valley halfway between Dinas Mawddwy and Llanymawddwy.
cwm cywarch The upper reaches of Cwm Cywarch. Llyn y Fign is way beyond the crags, up on Glasgwm.

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