Cwm Bychan near Beddgelert is a beautiful spot with a gushing stream, sweet smelling heather in August and views down to the Glaslyn valley and Portmadog. By the path we found this beautiful bench and sat a while to enjoy the view.
The bench doesn’t give the full name of the person it commemorates. Pushed in to the arm of the bench was a card to ‘Our Son’, so we have assumed AJM is someone’s son but otherwise this is a very private commemoration of someone who died very young.
The bench is beautifully made and fits well in the landscape. Cwm Bychan is a wild spot and a shiny plastic bench would look out of place in this place. The bench is well sited as a spot to rest and we were joined by a local runner. We spent a few minutes talking to him while he recovered from running uphill before returning back down the valley. We followed more slowly.