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Report - - Dinorwic Slate Quarry, Llanberis, North Wales, April 2023 | Mines and Quarries | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Dinorwic Slate Quarry, Llanberis, North Wales, April 2023

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HughieD

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Regular User
1. The History
Already done a pretty extensive history for my previous report which you can find HERE .

2. The Explore
Fourth time here and final report from my Easter hols in North Wales. Surprised that there aren’t more reports from the absolute gem of a place. It’s colossal and there is always something that you didn't see on previous visits. This time the weather was superb for this family visit to the Braich side. Managed to get up to the Caban but ran out of time to go up one more level to the Australia level and its legendary mill. Quite a few climbers and hikers around too but soon as I got up to Pen Garret level on C5. And amazing views across to the Garret side.

3. The Pictures

Coming in at Mill’s level about 1,000 ft up, one of the first things you see is the giant cabling for electric mountain following the Garret incline:

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Out comes the sun!

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The lake is looking rather fine:

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This pyramidal incline looks like an Inca temple:

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Slate, slate and more slate:

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Up the miner’s track we go:

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The views keep on coming:

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And we arrive at the next level up:

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Looing into the scree pit:

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Tramming tunnel to the left:

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And to the right:

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A pair of old axles?

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And some old iron stand for something:

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The collapsed smithy’s extractor hood:

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Loving this robot looking machinery:

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Pit at the bottom of the scree slope:

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Tramming tunnels:

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Up the track we continue:

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Rusting water tank:

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And an old telegraph pole:

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Here’s the caban:

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A few things of interest in there:

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Old quarry worker’s shoes or more recent?

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Wall of fame:

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HughieD

28DL Regular User
Regular User
CONTINUED:

Nearby building hasn’t fared so well:

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Nor have its electrics:

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Blondin’ hanging:

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Blondin cable:

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And a fallen blondin:

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Just can’t get enough of the blondin:

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Blondin’ Winding gear:

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Looking across to Garret:

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Lonely is the miner’s hut:

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Galleries of the Garret:

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Glorious panorama of Garret:

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Galleries below the caban:

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Bailed on the ladders this time:

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An old engine shed:

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And the incline up to Australia level:

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A rusting slate tub:

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Love this shot with snow on the mountains:

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Mean and moody Black and white shot over Llyn Peris:

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Looking across to Garret. That’s a hut there:

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And back down again:

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A glorious sight:

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I never tire of seeing:

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Bye-bye Dinorwic!

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Down and beyond

The true source of englands wealth is coal
Regular User
There is water in the pool ! I was down inside it the late spring, looks like the huts are under water .
 

tumbles

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Lovely stuff, will never tire of going here. Had a great trip back in March - current avatar is me making a brew up in the cabin.

Sad that the cabin isn't in great shape of late, looks like its been used as a party venue a lot lately.
 
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Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
What a place. Beautiful shots. Never get tired of seeing all these slate remains. The cabin with its little burner and chimney is special. Views are just stunning.
 

CantClimbTom

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28DL Full Member
LOVE Dinorwig, it feels like an old friend. Cracking pics!

Down and Beyond, yes the water level in the pool, nowadays called "Dali's Hole", goes up and down and the colour changes too. I've seen it rise by a couple of metres in an hour (During storm Ellen/Frances in Aug 2020) the weather was a bit "damp" at the time. You cave and srt... maybe next time you visit you should try the twll din of twll mawr squeeze? One for the cavers! I've not got round to it myself yet, but maybe next time? It's on the "Hobbits, Ladders and tunnels" route
 

CantClimbTom

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28DL Full Member
HughieD, there are some broken links to pics, can you fix please? Shame to lose link to *any* of these pics
 

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