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Report - - Cwmorthin slate mine Wales October 2016 | Mines and Quarries | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Cwmorthin slate mine Wales October 2016



Lavino

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28DL Full Member
#1
visited cwmorthin slate mine with @The Kwan @Dangle_Angle and @Trancentral thanks lads for a fantastic day out and mr TK for being the pro he is and taking us down there. This is a place I have wanted to visit and it certainly didn't disappoint the scenery is the best I have seen. On the walk up past the old ruins and the lake.and the staircase before you exit.well you just have to see it to appreciate it. Then flew the drone for 10 mins after we came out

Cwmorthin Slate Quarries are located in the mountains above Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales. Cwmorthin was first worked in the 19th Century and remained in use through until the end of the 20th Century, although on a much smaller scale. There are a number of floors and the mine covers many miles, with some huge chambers, much of which can still be explored. On this through-trip we also visited some workings which were once open as a tourist attraction, and many implements, such as cranes and carts can still be seen. The quarries in this area are very dangerous, as they are very extensive and some are still being worked to this day, so they should only be visited with an experienced guide and the appropriate equipment.

This was a old Land Rover just as you start the walk up.
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Some of the old ruins
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This is where the adventure begins...
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This was once a bridge it's high up sadly only the hangers remain.
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A old cart still sits on the tracks
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This is the giant stair case you can't see the scale from this photo.
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The old tracks still sit there.
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Arty shadow tripod
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Some more old carts in the water.
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This is actually quite steep and we had to walk up the centre to the upper level.
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b3n

onehundredandthirtythree
Regular User
#6
Great pics, love this place.. did you do any of the via ferrara, tyroleans or srt pitches? Good fun!
 

rastapasta69

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#12
It ticks all the boxes for me, original track, carts, character, the size, man built stuff! Any signage? Defiantly worth the trip I reckon, the missus said we will have to make a holiday out of it.:D