Tal y Llyn
Return about half a mile and ride several miles along the pretty vale of Tal y Llyn; very narrow but consisting of of fine meadows, bounded by lofty verdant mountains, very steeply sloped. Went by Llyn y Myngil, a beautiful lake, about a mile long, which so far fills the valley, as to leave only a narrow road on one side. It's termination is very picturesque; for it contracts gradually into the form of a river and rushes through a good stone arch into a narrow pass, having on one side the church and on the other a few cottages mixed with trees.
On travelling around Tal y Llyn, my impression as a casual visitor was, despite it's great beauty, of feeling slightly unwelcome, signs telling me I could not park or picnic, that my dog, should I have one was not welcome. All properties in the vicinity of the lake are now linked to tourism, the pictureseque cottages are an inn and even the church is a holiday let. So though I imagine that the look of the place has not changed much since Pennant's day, the ambience has, it's beauty has made it exclusive.