Braichmelyn Slate Quarry

Braichmelyn Slate Quarry

Date

23 July 2011
Location

Tyddyn-du, Braich Melyn Forest, Bethesda

SH 63437 65747; 53.17125°N, 4.04450°W

Braichmelyn Slate Quarry

Braichmelyn Slate Quarry

Braichmelyn Slate Quarry

Overgrown spoil heap

Wasps' nest at the foot of a tree on the rim of the quarry pit

3 thoughts on “Braichmelyn Slate Quarry

  1. Lovely photography, as we have become accustomed to from you. I love these really old workings where the tips have partially grown over; the photos are extremely evocative. The moss grown walls of the pit are wonderful. I couldn’t find any mention of the quarry in AJR’s Slate Gazetteer, but there is a small album on AditNow: http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Braichmelyn-Slate-Mine-User-Album/

    The wasps’ nest is very well captured and very beautiful… bravely done!

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    • Thanks, Iain. I couldn’t really find out very much about this one at all. It is a very atmospheric spot – quite close to the edge of the forest, but wonderfully overgrown: very much a ‘lost’ place.

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