Carneddau

At the summit of Carnedd Dafydd

Date

8 September 2012
Location

Carnedd Dafydd
Carnedd Llewelyn
Yr Elen

SH 66293 63045; 53.14770°N, 4.00069°W
SH 68373 64357; 53.16001°N, 3.97014°W
SH 67308 65147; 53.16684°N, 3.98638°W

Information

Carneddau (Wikipedia)

Other posts on the Carneddau range

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Cwm Eigiau Quarry

Ruined barracks, with Craig yr Ysfa in the background

Date

25 February 2012
Location

Cwm Eigiau, Carneddau

SH 70133 63594; 53.15358°N, 3.94353°W

Information

The tramway linking the nearby Cedryn Quarry to the river Conwy at Dolgarrog was extended to Cwm Eigiau Quarry in about 1863. From 1874 to 1885 the quarry was operated by the Caedryn and Cwm Eigiau Slate Company, which since 1863 had been the Caedryn Slate Quarry Company. The venture was ultimately unsuccessful owing to the poor quality of the slate.

The slate mill was powered by waterwheel and the remains of a wall carrying water to the wheel and of the wheel pit can still be seen.

Some of the quarrymen would have lodged in the barracks at the quarry complex; others would have walked to work from Bethesda – a hike of at least six miles up and over a 900-metre-high col in the Carneddau mountains.

Rock Cannon — history and method of operation; Other rock-cannon posts

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Cedryn Quarry

Cedryn Quarry, looking towards Llyn Eigiau

Date

25 February 2012
Location

Cwm Eigiau, Carneddau

SH 71958 63581; 53.15391°N, 3.91625°W

Information

Records of quarrying for slate at Cedryn date back to 1827. In 1874 the Caedryn Slate Quarry Company (incorporated in 1863) became the Caedryn and Cwm Eigiau Slate Company, the operation then also encompassing the other small slate quarry in the cwm. The slate, however, was not of a high quality and the company went out of business in 1885.

Product from the quarry was originally transported by pack horse to the quays on the river Conwy at Dolgarrog. Around 1860, pack horses were superseded by draught animals as a four-mile-long horse-powered tramway opened from the quarry to Porth Llwyd wharf. Around 1863 the Cedryn Quarry Tramway was extended by a mile westwards to also serve Cwm Eigiau Quarry. The extended line — the Eigiau Quarry Tramway — operated until around 1888.

Llyn Eigiau

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Cwm Eigiau – Bristol Blenheim Mk IV, L9039, 13 Operational Training Unit, 8 Apr 1940 (5)

Cwm Eigiau - Blenheim, L9039

Site visited 10 April 2010 Location Cwm Eigiau, Carneddau, Wales
SH 69248 64095
53.15786°N, 3.95695°W
53°09.472’N, 3°57.417’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Bristol Registration L9039
Model Blenheim Mk IV Unit 13 Operational Training Unit
Crash date 8 April 1940
Further Information
Peak District Air Accident Research; Peak Wreck Hunters; Blenheim (Wikipedia)

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Cwm Eigiau – Bristol Blenheim Mk IV, L9039, 13 Operational Training Unit, 8 Apr 1940 (4)

Cwm Eigiau - Blenheim, L9039

Site visited 10 April 2010 Location Cwm Eigiau, Carneddau, Wales
SH 69254 64082
53.15775°N, 3.95686°W
53°09.465’N, 3°57.412’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Bristol Registration L9039
Model Blenheim Mk IV Unit 13 Operational Training Unit
Crash date 8 April 1940
Further Information
Peak District Air Accident Research; Peak Wreck Hunters; Blenheim (Wikipedia)

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Cwm Eigiau – Bristol Blenheim Mk IV, L9039, 13 Operational Training Unit, 8 Apr 1940 (3)

Cwm Eigiau - Blenheim, L9039

Site visited 10 April 2010 Location Cwm Eigiau, Carneddau, Wales
SH 69298 64102
53.15794°N, 3.95621°W
53°09.477’N, 3°57.373’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Bristol Registration L9039
Model Blenheim Mk IV Unit 13 Operational Training Unit
Crash date 8 April 1940
Further Information
Peak District Air Accident Research; Peak Wreck Hunters; Blenheim (Wikipedia)

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Cwm Eigiau – Bristol Blenheim Mk IV, L9039, 13 Operational Training Unit, 8 Apr 1940 (2)

Cwm Eigiau - Blenheim, L9039 - Upper engine at foot of Craig yr Ysfa

Cwm Eigiau - Blenheim, L9039 - Upper engine at foot of Craig yr Ysfa

Site visited 17 October 2009 Location Foot of Craig yr Ysfa, Cwm Eigiau, Carneddau, Wales
SH 69619 63916
53.15635°N, 3.95134°W
53°09.381’N, 3°57.081’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Bristol Registration L9039
Model Blenheim Mk IV Unit 13 Operational Training Unit
Crash date 8 April 1940
Further Information
Peak District Air Accident Research; Peak Wreck Hunters; Blenheim (Wikipedia)

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Cwm Eigiau – Bristol Blenheim Mk IV, L9039, 13 Operational Training Unit, 8 Apr 1940 (1)

Cwm Eigiau - Blenheim, L9039 - Lower engine at foot of Craig yr Ysfa

Cwm Eigiau - Blenheim, L9039 - Lower engine at foot of Craig yr Ysfa

Site visited 17 October 2009 Location Foot of Craig yr Ysfa, Cwm Eigiau, Carneddau, Wales
SH 69627 63898
53.15619°N, 3.95122°W
53°09.371’N, 3°57.073’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Bristol Registration L9039
Model Blenheim Mk IV Unit 13 Operational Training Unit
Crash date 8 April 1940
Further Information
Peak District Air Accident Research; Peak Wreck Hunters; Blenheim (Wikipedia)

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