Monday, 1 October 2012

High passes and the Red Bandits of Mawddwy

I was driving through Southern Gwynedd the other day and took these photos of the pass Bwlch Oerddrws near Mallwyd.

This is the route I took - slightly off the beaten track!

Looking into the history of this area , I discovered the legend of the Red Bandits of Mawddwy. These were a band of red-haired highwaymen who terrorised this area in the 16th century, circa 1555.

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