Carneddau

Carnedd Llewelyn and Foel Grach from the East (A)

Date

28 January 2012
Location

Carneddau mountain range, Snowdonia

(A) SH 69667 65182; 53.16773°N, 3.95114°W
(B) SH 68677 66444; 53.17883°N, 3.96645°W

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Afon Wen Slate Quarry

Afon Wen Quarry (A)

Date

19 March 2011
Location

Afon Wen / Ochr Fwsoglog,
Foel Grach/Garnedd Uchaf, Carneddau

(A) SH 68221 66391; 53.17824°N, 3.97325°W
(B) SH 68009 66690; 53.18087°N, 3.97655°W

Information

Afon Wen is a small tributary of the Caseg and its ravine descends down into the Caseg valley between the mountains Garnedd Uchaf and Foel Grach in the Carneddau range. A quarry track leads along the Caseg valley and at an elevation of about 700m in the Afon Wen ravine there can be found the remains of a small slate quarry. On the southern side of the ravine a small quarry and spoil heap are prominent on the landscape of Ochr Fwsoglog on the slopes of Foel Grach. The latter workings were probably for iron or copper.

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Ffynnon Caseg

Ffynnon Caseg

Date

19 March 2011
Location

Fynnon Caseg, Cwm Caseg, Carneddau

SH 67931 65024; 53.16589°N, 3.97702°W

Information

At an altitude of 750m, Ffynnon Caseg, the source of the Caseg river, nestles high up in Cwm Caseg, bounded on three sides by the mountains Yr Elen, Canedd Llewelyn and Foel Grach.

Until 1889 water from here was carried by a leat five miles long to supply power to Bryn Hafod-y-wern Slate Quarry.

Foel Grach – Avro Anson Mk I, EF909, No.5 Air Observer School, 30 Nov 1943

Foel Grach - Anson, EF909

Foel Grach - Anson, EF909

Site visited 26 September 2009 Location Foel Grach, Carneddau, Wales
SH 69081 66624
53.18054°N, 3.96049°W
53°10.833’N, 3°57.629’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Avro Registration EF909
Model Anson Mk I Unit No.5 Air Observer School
Crash date 30 November 1943
Further Information
Peak District Air Accident Research; Peak Wreck Hunters; Aviation Safety Network; Anson (Wikipedia)

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Foel Grach – Vickers Wellington Mk X, HE466, 30 Operational Training Unit, 13 Feb 1943

Foel Grach - Wellington, HE466

Foel Grach - Wellington, HE466

Site visited 26 September 2009 Location Foel Grach, Carneddau, Wales
SH 69205 66503
53.17949°N, 3.95858°W
53°10.769’N, 3°57.515’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Vickers Registration HE466
Model Wellington Mk X Unit 30 Operational Training Unit
Crash date 13 February 1943
Further Information
Peak District Air Accident Research; Peak Wreck Hunters; Wellington (Wikipedia)

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