Llangwm is a small settlement in Conwy County, North Wales. Llangwm is situated to the south of Cerrigydrudion, to the west of Corwen, and north west of Bala. The A5 road runs close to the village giving easy access to Cerrigydrudion, Betws y Coed, and (via the A494) the watersports resort of Bala.
Known as a quiet and traditional Welsh farming community, the village has an old mill and a large Victorian house named Garthmeilio Hall.
Environmentalists may be surprised to know that Llangwm was more or less self sufficient in electricity as early as the 1930's. Mr Arthur Jones ran the old mill, which was fitted with a Pelton Wheel, one of the most efficient types of water turbines. Electricity was generated by water supplied from the Afon Medrad and energy was produced cleanly, quietly and unobtrusively. Unlike the giant wind turbines that desecrate the landscape of Llangwm in the 21st Century.
Llangwm Church, St Jerome's Church, is now disused and the windows boarded up. The site may first have been established in the early medieval era, but the present church is a simple structure with nave and chancel as one cell, its fabric undatable, its windows 18th and 19th Century. Inside all the fixtures and fittings have been stripped out leaving a few wall memorials heaped on the floor.
Walks, Cycle Trails and Other Activities
Llangwm lies at the foot of mountainous terrain with the nearest, to the south, being Foel Goch. Foel Goch is a Snowdonia mountain and forms part of the Glyderau range of mountains, with good parking available in Llangwm to explore Foel Goch from the north. The walk is 6 miles long and is quite easygoing with stunning views encompassing North Wales' hills and mountains.
Rivers: The smaller Afon Cemig flows into the larger Afon Medrad close to the village centre.