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Arthog is a village in Gwynedd, northwest Wales. It is located on the A493 road, approximately eight miles west of Dolgellau.

It is well known for its outdoor activity centre and the nearby Llynnau Cregennen (Cregennen lakes).

Mawddach Crescent, a row of properties overlooking the Mawddach estuary were built early in the 20th century by Solomon Andrews, a Cardiff entrepreneur. He intended this to be the start of a purpose built holiday resort, but the surrounding land proved unsuitable. The Royal Marines commandeered Mawddach Crescent during the second world war and it became Iceland Camp.

The village was served by Arthog railway station (on the Barmouth - Ruabon line) until the complete closure of the line in 1964. The line is now a footpath known as the Llwybr Mawddach (Mawddach Trail) and is popular with walkers and cyclists alike.

Arth is the Welsh for bear, so either the village is named after some local tribal leader called Bear, or the name is a reference to the bearlike roaring sound of the Arthog stream in full spate after heavy rain. The Arthog Falls are still worth seeing after heavy rain.


 Campsites/Caravans in Arthog:
 Bwlchgwyn Farm Caravan Park
       Arthog
       Gwynedd
       LL39 1BX
 01341 250107

 Graig Wen
       Arthog
       Dolgellau
       Gwynedd
       LL39 1BQ
 01341 250482
 http://www.graigwen.co.uk/


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