Dinorwic Quarry (8)

Entrance to Braich tunnel, above Sinc Harriet (C)

Date

9 October 2011
Location

Dinorwic Quarry, Llanberis

(A) SH 59552 60640; 53.12436°N, 4.10035°W
(B) SH 59573 60738; 53.12524°N, 4.10007°W
(C) SH 59507 60662; 53.12455°N, 4.10103°W

Information

The south-western aspect of Elidir Fawr, above the lake Llyn Peris and the town of Llanberis, is dominated by the sculpted landscape formed by the now quiet galleries of Dinorwic Quarry. Commercial quarrying of slate started there in 1787 and production continued until the business closed in 1969…

Dinorwic Quarry

Sinc Harriet to Garret tunnel entrance (A)

Sinc Harriet to Garret tunnel exit (B)

Looking up... Just outside the tunnel exit (B)

Pipe. (B)

Entrance to Braich tunnel, above Sinc Harriet (C)

Entrance to Braich tunnel, above Sinc Harriet (C)

4 thoughts on “Dinorwic Quarry (8)

  1. Again, some great shots of lesser known aspects of Dinorwic. I particularly like the opening shot. I must have walked past (C) a dozen times without realising it was there…..

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