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Walks Exploring Snowdonia's Slate Heritage

Walks Exploring Snowdonia's Slate Heritage

by: Des Marshall
The walks in this guide visit some of Snowdonia's most dramatic slate mining areas. These are situated in wonderful mountain and valley scenery and the book delves into their histories. All these walks reveal the dramatic landscape in which the quarries and mines were set.

Each of the walk entries begins with a panel giving a summary description and instruction how to get to the start. This is followed by detailed route finding instructions in numbered paragraphs plus a clear sketch map showing the paragraph numbers. Additional information about the history of the mines or quarries on the walk is provided in italics. The book also includes a summary table of all the walks giving start location and grid reference, distance, time and a difficulty grading.

The walk locations are:
1 Rhosydd and Croesor Mines - 6 miles
2 Wrysgan Mine - 2 miles
3 Cwmorthin, Rhosydd and Wrysgan Quarries - 4.75 miles
4 Lefel Dwr-oer and Diphwys Quarry - 3.5 miles
5 Maen-offeren and Diphyws Quarries - 4 miles
6 Hafodlas Quarry - 2.75 miles
7 Dinorwig Quarry - 4.25 miles
8 Vivian and Dinorwig Quarry Hospital - 1 mile
9 Vivian Quarry - 1.75 miles
10 Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda - 3.75 miles
11 Golwern Quarry and the Blue Lake - 3 miles
12 Dorothea and Cloddfa'r Coed Quarries - 2 miles
13 Talysarn, Dorothea, Pen yr Orsedd and Cilgwyn Quarries - 5.25 miles
14 Moel Tryfan Quarry - 3.5 miles
15 Ty Mawr Ynyspandy Slate Mill - 2.25 miles
16 Gorseddau Quarry - 3.5 miles
17 Ruined village of Treforys and Gorseddau Quarry - 3.5 miles
18 Prince of Wales Quarry - 2.5 miles
19 Bryn Eglwys Quarry - 4 miles
20 Abercwmeiddaw Quarry - 1.5 miles
21 Aberllefenni Quarries - 1.25 miles
22 Abercorris Quarry and a slate mining village - 2.25 miles
23 Ratgoed - 4.5 miles
24 Quarry Trail at Centre for Alternative Technology - 1 mile
25 Rhiwfachno, Rhiwbach, Blaen y Cwm and Cwt y Bugail - 5 miles
26 Minllyn - 1.25 miles

For a map of the walk locations click the link below the 'Add to Cart' button

ISBN 9781908748546 Pages 60 (2018) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 7.95