The Crimea Pass

Aran and the Snowdon Range from the Crimea Pass

Aran and the Snowdon Range from the Crimea Pass

Rush hour traffic heading for Dolwddelan

Rush hour traffic heading for Dolwddelan


Newspaper report …

The ‘Prince Llewelyn Inn’ was situated close to where the lay-by at the top of the Crimea Pass now is. The inn was commonly known as the ‘Crimea’ due to the amount of fighting that took place there, it didn’t have a good reputation, ever !

North Wales Chronicle – 17th September 1881

PETTY SESSIONS

At the Petty Sessions on Monday, Mr J R Griffith applied for a renewal of the license for the Prince Llewelyn Inn, Dolwyddelen. – The application was opposed by Inspector Williams and Deputy Chief-constable Hughes. – Mr Greaves, one of the licensing justices, gave the house an indifferent character, and was of the opinion there was no necessity for it, seeing that the line to Festiniog was now completed. – W J Jones, the manager of the house, was fines 5s [25p] and costs for assaulting Police-constable Goosey, and the application for the renewal of the license was refused.


Coming into Blaenau Ffestiniog from the Crimea Pass

Coming into Blaenau Ffestiniog from the Crimea Pass

Crimea pass from Roman Bridge b

Roman Bridge and the Crimea Pass

Crimea pass and Roman Bridge a

Snowdon from the Crimea Pass

Mount Snowdon from the Crimea Pass

Crimea pass b

That cyclist has a way to go yet!