Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry

Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry

Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry

Date

22 February 2014
Location

Hafod-y-wern, Betws Garmon

SH 52975 57065; 53.09047°N, 4.19692°W

Information

Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry is situated just below the forest on the opposite side of the Afon Gwyrfai from the village of Betws Garmon. The quarry was served by a branch line of the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway (the precursor of the Welsh Highland Railway) and is depicted as being in operation on Ordnance Survey maps from 1890 to 1915.

Further Reading

Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry (Royal Commission on the Ancient and
Historical Monuments of Wales)

 

Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry

Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry

Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry

Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry

Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry

Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry

Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry

Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry

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6 thoughts on “Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry

  1. This looks a very interesting spot. We did wonder about it as you can see the tips from the Betws-y-Garmon iron mine across the valley. That tunnel looks very nicely arched, with the bullhead rail coming from it. Fascinating!

    • It is only around 600m away from a main road, but there is a certain stillness and atmosphere of desolation there. It is almost like stepping into a place that time forgot.

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