Cyfartha mine and Clywedog gorge from Glaslyn
I wish I'd done my research before going on this walk! Starting from the Dylife mountain road at the turn off for Glaslyn nature reserve, I walked past the lake and into the Nant Ddu valley, where Cyfartha mine , a 19th century underground mine is located. The spoil tips and a few ruined buildings including a well preserved wheel pit are obvious, but there is a lot more to see south of the stream apparently. Must go back soon!
Moving on from the mine, I took a steep path up the north side of the Clywedog gorge, which is of geological interest due to its erosion patterns , running along a fault line . With the obligatory spring lambs and long views across rolling hills thrown in, this was a really nice easy walk with lots of interest to start the season.
You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page Link .
Trip profile: Link
- Sat, 23 Apr 2011 at 17:24
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