Gerlan after Emma

‘International’, at the old Pumping Station, looking towards the Glyderau

Date

2 March 2018

Location

Gerlan, Bethesda
SH 63330 66572; 53.17863°N, 4.04646°W

Information

After the ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma.

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Slate Quarry, Caseg Valley / Gyrn Wigau

Looking across the Caseg valley towards Yr Elen

Date

19 March 2011
Location

Gyrn Wigau / Caseg valley, Carneddau

SH 65202 66723; 53.18046°N, 4.01853°W

Information

The quarry is located in the Caseg valley on the lower southern slopes of Gyrn Wigau. A short adit, whose entrance is on the level of the foot of the waste tip, leads into a small pit in the middle of the main extractive area. There seems to be some debate as to whether the workings here were known as Afon Gaseg or Dr Hughes Quarry.

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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.

Cwm Ceunant Copper Mine

Looking over to the Carneddau from the middle adit

Date

19 February 2011
Location

Cwm Ceunant, Carnedd y Filiast

SH 62563 63756; 53.15314°N, 4.05673°W

Further Information

Spoil heaps for the workings, which were on three levels, are visible from Lon Las Ogwen on the valley floor. The mine is on the 350m contour in Cwm Ceunant, on the slopes of Carnedd y Filiast in the Glyderau range. Although the entrance to the bottom adit is completely covered over by a waste heap, the entrances to the middle and top adits are still clear.

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