Dinorwic Quarry (14)

Dinorwic Quarry on the slopes of Elidir Fawr above Llyn Peris, with Llyn Padarn in the distance (upper left)

Date

30 June 2012
Location

Llanberis

SH 59040 58890; 53.10850°N, 4.10723°W

Information

Dinorwic Quarry;
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Dinorwic Quarry (9)

Looking down on Llyn Peris and the outbuildings of Dinorwig Power Station in what was the Wellington district of the quarry. The pumped-storage hydroelectric power station itself is housed deep within Elidir Fawr mountain in what is the largest man-made cavern in Europe.

Date

5 February 2012
Location

Dinorwic Quarry, Llanberis

SH 59471 60212; 53.12050°N, 4.10137°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…

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Dinorwic Quarry (7)

Eyeing up the pitch. Slate face in the Morgan area. (a)

Date

24 September 2011
Location

Dinorwic Quarry, Llanberis

(a) SH 59641 60250; 53.12088°N, 4.09886°W
(b) SH 59241 60535; 53.12333°N, 4.10496°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… [read more…]

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