Penmaenmawr Firing Range

Remains of the near target, with Foel Lus in the background (A)

Date

12 May 2012
Location

Cwm Graiglwyd, Penmaenmawr

(A) SH 72256 75344; 53.25965°N, 3.91650°W
(B) SH 72398 75262; 53.25896°N, 3.91434°W
(C) SH 72129 75477; 53.26082°N, 3.91845°W

Information

The former firing range, which was in use during the Second World War, is located in Cwm Graiglwyd above the town of Penmaenmawr.

Photographs of the rifle butts in better condition (from 2005 or earlier)

Remains of the near target

Remains of the supports for the near target

Remains of the near target

Location of the near target (upper left). The stone-built rifle butts in front of the target metalwork has since been demolished.

Far target butts (B). The stone structure is protected by a mound of earth and from its safety targets would be raised and then lowered for scoring.

Bench inside the far target butts

Far target butts

Far target butts

Firing position (?) (C)

Firing position

Firing position

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