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Cwmorthin slate mine Wales October 2016

Cwmorthin slate mine Wales October 2016

Cwmorthin slate mine Wales October 2016 Slate, Ruins, The Good Place, Wales,

Christine at Cwimorthin Quarry, photo by David Evans

Cwmorthin slate mine Wales October 2016 Slate, The Good Place, Wales, October,

Rhosydd Quarry

Derelict miner's cottages at the abandoned Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Tanygrisiau in north Wales

What remains of Rhosydd Chapel and School House.

But that said, it's impossible to ignore the huge waste tips of Rhosydd. During it's life the mine 'won' 222,000 tons of finished slate ...

Rhosydd Quarry

Looking across the lake to Allt Fawr, where in 1942 a Hawker Hurricane flown by Pilot Officer Robert McIntyre of the Canadian Air Force crashed in low cloud ...

The Klondyke Mill

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During it's life the mine 'won' 222,000 tons of finished slate and produced 2.5 million tons of waste rock!

Thanks to the relatively new Lôn Gwyrfai path, running for for 4.5 miles between Rhyd Ddu and Beddgelert, this quarry is very easy to access.

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Cwmorthin slate mine Wales October 2016 Slate, Wales, October, Whiteboard, Welsh Country

There's also a curious trick of the terrain that the pit isn't particularly visible from the valley, although it's a different matter from higher up!

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Only the long walk back to the car park remained... Yay! We lived to tell the tail.

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Porth Wen Works

Oakeley Quarry

Abandoned cottages at Cwmorthin Slate Quarry in Wales

The cute little hut

Anyone who has looked at Snowdon on Google earth will be aware of Glanrafon; it shows up as a surreal cookie cutter hole, punched in the landscape.

And these large chambers in slate mines are best admired with a powerful beam!

Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: Red Mountain: 1906 high-resolution photo City Of

Looking across Llyn Cwmorthin towards Cwmorthin Terrace barracks

Gwyl Lechi Bro Ffestiniog Slate Festival

Circa 1905. "Carnegie Steel Plant, Homestead, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry

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Looking down from Clogwyn-y-Fuwch...the processing floor is the area without vegetation while the mill is slightly to the right.

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Lunch time at the foot of the very impressive 3/6 incline... A "Trwnc" (level platform transporter) at the incline base, once used to transport the laden ...

The abandoned Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, Wales

This is the only way of exiting Croesor in order to gain Rhosydd during the CRTT. Then, confirming the reason I nicknamed Dave, "Dangerous" he dons harness, ...

And yes... We did get this one to turn.

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The abandoned Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, Wales

The abandoned Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, Wales

Last weekend Adventure with South Wales Gwent Caving Club turned out Epic, we explored beautiful Caverns , this straw…”

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Hendre Spar Mine, Wales UK. Our trip down this well know location was not short of adventure, after a short walk up…”

Walking the Cnicht (also known as the Welsh Matterhorn) mountain within the Snowdonia national

Votty & Bowydd Quarry

A watercolour painting of an old car at Cwmorthin an abandoned slate quarry.

The abandoned Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, Wales

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Rhossydd Slate Quarry in Snowdonia, a great place for landscape photography. Gower Peninsula,

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(c. 1906) Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Co.'s

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(c. 1906) Great Lakes Engineering Works - Ecorse, Michigan Engineering Works,

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The magazine, with the tips of Llyn-y-Gadair in the background. Y Garn and Mynydd Drws y Coed rise up on the Nantlle ridge behind.

The abandoned Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, Wales

Cwmorthin Quarry

Clouds descend on Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Tanygrisiau in north Wales

My mood is darkening as I climb the fellside to the ruins of Rhosydd mine. Thirty years ago I saw this place as a land of sunshine and adventure.

Wrysgan ...

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The level 9 adit was the longest built at Rhosydd, measuring 2,221 feet (677 m) from the mouth to the haulage system at the inner end.

A Large Slab of Welsh Slate at Moel Tryfan Quarry, near Rhosgadfan. Most people

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... well worth a look if you happen to end up in this part of Wales, the old workshops have been preserved as a free museum to the slate heritage of Wales.

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... 20 miles from Cwmorthin & 40 miles from Anglesey. http://www.wales -cottages.info/north-wales/snowdonia-mountains-and-coast/siabod-llanddoged

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The abandoned Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, Wales

Ancient column ruins in the Dion Archaeological Site at Greece

The abandoned Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, Wales

Cwmorthin Terrace - workers' barracks

The abandoned Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, Wales

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Industrial remains can be good for taking a break

... Cwt-Y-Bugail Penrhyn Heather Blue Penrhyn Heather Red Penrhyn Heather Grey Cwt-y-Bugail Dark Blue Grey Unique Materials Slate Roofing ...

A composite map showing the quarry. The lower section, from the mill downwards, dates from 1889, when the quarry was working, while the top section shows ...

Only the long walk back to the car park remained... Yay! We lived to tell the tail.

Denbigh Asylum Wales (July 2016)

South Wales U.K. Last weekend “League of Gentlemen Explore “ with South Wales Gwent Caving Club turned out Epic, we…”

Looking across the valley towards Llyn Cwmorthin and Cwmorthin Quarry

Looking down onto Llyn Cwmorthin

Clapper bridge with mining ruins

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Cwmorthin slate mine Wales October 2016

Cwmorthin slate mine Wales October 2016

Cwmorthin slate mine Wales October 2016 Slate, Ruins, The Good Place, Wales,

Christine at Cwimorthin Quarry, photo by David Evans

Cwmorthin slate mine Wales October 2016 Slate, The Good Place, Wales, October,

Derelict miner's cottages at the abandoned Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Tanygrisiau in north Wales

Rhosydd Quarry

Stopping to catch our breath, it was worth a look back down across the old mill and barraks of Conglog Mine to Llyn Cwmorthin... (The lone tree center image ...

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But that said, it's impossible to ignore the huge waste tips of Rhosydd. During it's life the mine 'won' 222,000 tons of finished slate ...

Rhosydd Quarry

The Klondyke Mill

There's also a curious trick of the terrain that the pit isn't particularly visible from the valley, although it's a different matter from higher up!

I can't say what had been stopping us from exploring Dinorwig before now. We'd always been aware of the place, but somehow felt it couldn't be as good as ...

The cute little hut

Thanks to the relatively new Lôn Gwyrfai path, running for for 4.5 miles between Rhyd Ddu and Beddgelert, this quarry is very easy to access.

Looking across the lake to Allt Fawr, where in 1942 a Hawker Hurricane flown by Pilot Officer Robert McIntyre of the Canadian Air Force crashed in low cloud ...

During it's life the mine 'won' 222,000 tons of finished slate and produced 2.5 million tons of waste rock!

Abandoned cottages at Cwmorthin Slate Quarry in Wales

Cwmorthin slate mine Wales October 2016 Slate, Wales, October, Whiteboard, Welsh Country

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And these large chambers in slate mines are best admired with a powerful beam!

Looking down from Clogwyn-y-Fuwch...the processing floor is the area without vegetation while the mill is slightly to the right.

Anyone who has looked at Snowdon on Google earth will be aware of Glanrafon; it shows up as a surreal cookie cutter hole, punched in the landscape.

20160122_120558 (2). Cwmorthin Waterfall

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The mist closed in around us and doggedly we continued to tread on broken rocks and slate towards the top. Luckily for us the rain held off and the only ...

Slate Industry of North Wales (T) by Solivagant

Slate Fence near Ffestiniog - Iain Robinson Cymric, Visit Wales, Treasure Maps, North

Votty & Bowydd Quarry

Looking down onto Llyn Cwmorthin

... well worth a look if you happen to end up in this part of Wales, the old workshops have been preserved as a free museum to the slate heritage of Wales.

Oakeley Quarry

Lunch time at the foot of the very impressive 3/6 incline... A "Trwnc" (level platform transporter) at the incline base, once used to transport the laden ...

Dinorwic Quarry, Gwynedd. Dinorwic quarry stands frozen in time as an atmospheric relic of

This is our Second visit down the #welsh #

Last weekend Adventure with South Wales Gwent Caving Club turned out Epic, we explored beautiful Caverns , this straw…”

Hendre Spar Mine, Wales UK. Our trip down this well know location was not short of adventure, after a short walk up…”

A watercolour painting of an old car at Cwmorthin an abandoned slate quarry.

A former adit to the North Pit of Cwt y Bugail - geograph.org.

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Rhossydd Slate Quarry in Snowdonia, a great place for landscape photography. Gower Peninsula,

ANTONIO LLUFRIU on Instagram: “SUBTERRANEAN SPRING South Wales ,UK Gwent Cavers Ft UEc9c Following our epic explore down the coal mine we headed down a ...

A Large Slab of Welsh Slate at Moel Tryfan Quarry, near Rhosgadfan. Most people

View across Llyn Peris to the terraces and hydro electric dam of Electric Mountain.

#cwmystwyth Mixed Metal Mines Wales UK In the Search for valuable Metals such as #copper #zink #silver And…

Wrysgan ...

Cwmorthin Quarry

The magazine, with the tips of Llyn-y-Gadair in the background. Y Garn and Mynydd Drws y Coed rise up on the Nantlle ridge behind.

The abandoned Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, Wales

Clouds descend on Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Tanygrisiau in north Wales

Fog rolling off the mountains over abandoned cottages at Cwmorthin Slate Quarry in north Wales

It's at this point that a decision must be made. Either, turn left into the East section of workings, or turn right into the Western side.

South Wales U.K. Last weekend “League of Gentlemen Explore “ with South Wales Gwent Caving Club turned out Epic, we…”

... 20 miles from Cwmorthin & 40 miles from Anglesey. http://www.wales -cottages.info/north-wales/snowdonia-mountains-and-coast/siabod-llanddoged

Rhossydd Slate Quarry in Snowdonia, a great place for landscape photography.

We passed the intriguing remains of the Bryn Cenhadon mine, with quite a lot of spoil tipped. What we explored went on as a glorified opencut for a few ...

The A7 Drumhouse

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The abandoned Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, Wales

Craig y Penmaen Copper Mine

Slate quarry/mine, Cwm Penmachno, North Wales

Dinorwic Slate Quarry The Llaberis & Dinorwic which we visited three times. First visit was in rain and could not see any of the mountain

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Cwmorthin Terrace - workers' barracks

Industrial remains can be good for taking a break

Denbigh Asylum Wales (July 2016)

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The abandoned Cwmorthin Slate Quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, Wales

A composite map showing the quarry. The lower section, from the mill downwards, dates from 1889, when the quarry was working, while the top section shows ...

"Gazeteer of Slate Quarrying in Wales" Alun John Richards, Llygad Gwalch 2007, ISBN: 1-84524-074-X This is the Vade Mecum, and has details on every site of ...

Looking across the valley towards Llyn Cwmorthin and Cwmorthin Quarry

Clapper bridge with mining ruins

Circa 1905. "Carnegie Steel Plant, Homestead, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry

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Remains of the half-mile long lower incline to the Welsh Highland Railway

The pit has various massive, well-built structures above it, mostly for the capture and storage of water. Two wheel pits lie here, possibly to power the ...

The remains of the barracks, which have survived because they were built with igneous rock, not slate!

"Don't worry. If they meant it they would have used RED spray paint!" Was the reassuring response. Time to put away the camera, make peace with the Good ...

Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Co. furnaces. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative

Blaenau Ffestiniog

Cwmorthin Terrace

Poster of all the events going on at the Slate Festival

... Cwt-Y-Bugail Penrhyn Heather Blue Penrhyn Heather Red Penrhyn Heather Grey Cwt-y-Bugail Dark Blue Grey Unique Materials Slate Roofing ...

Matt on a traverse that actually leads nowhere

Slate Industry of North Wales (T) by Jakob Frenzel

I can confirm though, that it is not a Manganese mine (the OS first edition is marked thus) and looks pretty much like a lead operation.

The Cilgwyn Quarry, the oldest in Wales, was one of the most important producers of slate in the 18th century. The quarry was on Crown land, ...

Penrhyn Quarry in the late 1800s Became the largest hole in the world.

Porth Wen Works

ANTONIO LLUFRIU on Instagram: “END of the ROAD Uk COAL MINING -the DEMISE of an INDUSTRY - At its peak, the British coal industry employed over a million ...

Disused Slate Mine Railways (Wales) - The drumhouse at the top of an incline

Wrysgan Quarry

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