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1 ARERDOVEY. POSTAL INFORMATION. Week day deliveries commence at 8 a.m. and p.m. Sundays at 10-10 a.m. only. Letter-box closes on week days at 8-20 a.m. and 5-40 p.m. Sundays, 5-40 p m. Telegraph office open from 8 a.m. to S p.m. Sunday from 8 to 10 a.m. Postmistress, Miss E. E. Bell.. ENGLISH SERVICES. St. Peter's Church, Sunday at 11 a m and 7-30 p m during the season. Assembly Rooms, Presbyterian* Sunday at 11 a m and 6 p.m. THE LITERARY INSTITUTE. Reading room and library combined. Open from 10 a m to 10 p in. Books from the library are issued daily from 6 to 7 pm. London and Liverpool dailies and several illustrated weeklies, comic and otherwise, are taken. Visitors' subscription, one shilling per month. For additional information apply to the Librarian, Mr G. Williams, bookseller, or to Mrs Green (next door), caretaker. Subscriptions and donations received by Mr H. H. Clayton, hon. sec. The room was opened in 1882 and is carried on entirely by voluntary effort. CLIMATE. The air temperature of the place is mild, and even in winter rivals that of Torquay, as proved by observ ations extending over twenty years made by Mr Alexander Buchan, F.R.S. K It has a southera aspect, and about three miles from the town myrtle grows in wild profusiou. The prevailing winds in winter are from the north, and from these it is COlli pletely sheltered by the high range of hills behind. These facts ought to reconinieud it as a winter resort for delicate people, especially thoae who suffer from weak chests. TIIE SANDS. The sands of Aberdovey have been long fam«u», and last year were brought into greater notoriety through being the subject of a picture by Mr Leader, the celebrated landscape painter. The sands are firm, extend over five or six miles in length, form a, glorious promenade, and afford a perfectly sale carriage drive along the margin of the sea towards Towyn. They are also rich in shells and pebbles. BOATING. The estuary of the Dovey affords exceptions facilities for boating, either with sail or by oar. At low water there is plenty of room for sailing or rowing and at high water during spring tides there is a till sheet of water covering an area of six square miles, resembling a loch more than a river. Boats can ipe taken up to Glandovey and return at four hours' ebb. The scenery up the river is sublime, and on a. fine moonlight night when the tide is high the view of the estuary from the parade is magnificent. The boatmen are all sailors and can be safely trusted by their employers. Boats are hired by the hour and also by the week. WALKS AND OUTINGS. PENYRHORON.—This is a high hill opposite the rail- way station. From the top a tine view will be obtained of the estuary, Coksfachtio, Borth, and also the body of the town of Aberdovey will be &een nestling in the valley below. The road that leads up to the summit commences at the end (f the wooden palings to the Jesuit College or Aberdovey Hall. ° IHE HAITT ALLEY.—Take the narrow lane left of the Church, turn to the right, and at the next turning to the left. Follow this road (Bryndovey Road) to the top of the range, passing Erw (an empty farm- house) and Bwlchgwyn tarms. On the top the road goes through some fields and a gate go to the edge of the hill, take the road that slopes down to the right and this will lead you to Dytfryn- gwyn farmhouse, in the middle of the valley. Visit the little chapel and graveyard, where lies buried Dr l'uuhe. the celebrated Welsh scholar and botanist. The valley can also be reached by the Towyn Road, turnin up the first valiey past the Cemetery, or it can be done by a circular drive of lfi miles. THE BEARDED LAKE, HOOF, AND ECHO, -Follow Bryndovey Road (see above) until you pass through the gate above Erw farmhouse, take the road to the right, follow this uutil you pass over the range con- tinue eastward, and presently you pass through a gate then the road becomes rather indistiLct, but make for a couple of gate-posts on the edge of the hill i short distance before you. From here and onward you have a charming panoramic view of the Happy Valley and here also Staghorn moss can be had on the brow of the hill. Follow the road. until come to Bwlch Cottage, ascend to the right, and shortly the load will follow a stone wall when this comes to an angle you will find King Ai-i Hoof in the rock on the left a few yards farther on. The road here descends; when it becomes level turn sharp to the left, pass through some rushes, discover an old road, follow it and soon you will rind yourself close to the Bearded Lke, Pass by the right end of the lake, ascend north easterly, proceed on the top keeping the cairn of stones on your left, and presently you will be facing a dry hog and a precipitous rock. Shout across the bog and you will discover a remark- able echo. Return to Bwlch, and ask for the road down to the highway to Aberdovey; or retrace your steps the way you came. Another way to the lake is to walk or drive along the Machynlleth Road to Morfa Bach. The above is the irost picturesque. PENNAL.—Pennal is a picturesque village six miles distant on the road to Machynlleth. It can be done by driving or walking. If the latter, continue your walk to Machynlleth (4 miles) and return by train; if the former put up your vehicle at Flag Inn, and walk the road past Pennal Towers or the road past Ccfn Caer, or ascend the Ffridd (the side of a hill) the entrance to which you find close to the Vicarage if you do the latter on a fine clear day you will pronounce th* picture set before you to be lovely. PENRIIYN POINT, SANDS AND BORTII.—Cioss the river with the ferry-boat at low water ascend the refuge, stroll seaward on the sands, walk to Berth along the seashore, and return by train or spend the time on the sands and in the sandhills, and return by ferry. If the latter, ask the ferryman when to re- turn. LLYFNANT Y ALLEY.-Take the train to Glandovey ascend the valley.pass Glasbwll hamlet (2i miles) view the Waterfalls (two), return to Glasbwll^ and thence to Machynlleth. Or, take the train to inlaullytilletil, ask for the road to the Llyfnant Valley, see the Waterfalls, and descend to Glandovey. If preferable you can hire a conveyance at Machynlltlth to drive you above Glasbwll. The Llyfnant can ali;o be reached by boat to Glardovey. Tea or cofl'ce can be had at Glas- bwll. FURNACI VALLBY AND WATERFALL.—This pictu- resque valley is situated about a mile and a quartcr from Glandovey on the road to Aberystwyth. Take the tnin or boat to Glandovey, walk along the Alxrr- ystwyth RO:td, passing Glandyfi Castle and the village of Eglwysfach shortly after leaving the latter place you come to a bridge crossing the river Einon that flows through the valley from here view the water- fall. A few yards farther on you will find, on the left, the entrance to the road that leads up the valley- ascend two or three miles and return. From Blaen- einion farmhouse, at the top of the valley, a road leads over the hills to Glasbwll in the Llyfnant Valley CORRIS VALLKY AND TAT,YLLY-N LAr, E. -Go by train to Machynlletla, thence by the narrow-gauge line to Corris, and by coach from Corris to Talyllyn. Walk from the latter place to Abergynolwyn (M miles) in time for the train to Towyn. This outing can also be done rice versa. THE iiEARDEI) LAKE LEGEND. In remote times the Bearded Lake or Llyn Barfou wa at popular resort of Gwragedd Aunwn, Dames of Elfin Land, and at eventide they were in the habit of airing themselves, their dogs, and their kine, on its banks. But they had only been seen by the favoured few, until an ancient farmer, still more favoured, managed to capture one of the crow.. Y Fnwch Gyfei loin, or Stray Cow, soon became famous and her progeny-for she was not all allgcIie-grew famous too. Her lucky owner became the most opulent man between.the banks of the Dovey and the Mawddach his calves, his milk, his butter, and his cheese were such that no other farmer could produce, when lie committed a terrible mi take, the like of which has since beenrepeated—when the tailor killed the o-oose that laid the golden eg^s. The cow grew&old but was still profitable, fur earthly cxttle when they arrive at a cert linage, are generally fattened for the butcher, and our old farmer, w hose reasoning powers were limited, brought earthly usages to bear in the treatment of pjheavenly b; ast. The fattening process began, and the cow did not belie her reputation for never did the butcher lift his knife to strike into «u'ch a huge mass of magnificent beef. His hand was raised but before it fell all power went out of it, and the knife dropped harmless to the ground. A piercing cry rent the air, and, looking tip, the butcher and the farmer beheld one of the Ladies of the Lake oil the mountain crag, demanding the elfin cow to leave the earth, where she had been so gro-sly insulted. The cow obeyed, and in so doing exercised a similar power to that of the Pied Pipes of Hamelin, for she was followed by the whole progeny, to the third and fourth generation, all »f which went with their ancestor into the bosom of Llyn Barfog.