Cwm Penmachno is an isolated upland valley situated in the Snowdonia National Park. The area has a strong identity based on its history, especially related to the Welsh language, historic buildings and industrial heritage.

Its two main settlements, Penmachno and Cwm Penmachno are linked by a five-arched, stone bridge. It is a beautiful location with outdoor activities such as walking and mountain biking, but the area does not attract tourism to the same extent as Betws-y-Coed which lies just to the north.

Cwm Penmachno is a former quarry settlement which sits at the valley’s head. The Rhiwbach slate quarry was formerly linked to the Ffestiniog railway at Blaenau Ffestiniog. Formerly Pennant Machno, Penmachno is the larger village. Together, the population of the Bro Machno parish is a little over 600 with more than 50% of people able to speak Welsh.

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Story Studio

November 2018

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