SH5961 : Chwarel Allt Ddu Quarry

taken 11 years ago, near to Dinorwig, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Chwarel Allt Ddu Quarry
Chwarel Allt Ddu Quarry
An old quarry which has been reclaimed and landscaped. Joined to Dinorwig Quarry by, initially, a horse tramway and, later, a steam tramway, it was worked in tandem with Chwarel Fawr with which it shared its tips and mills. Up to the 1960s there was a very deep and flooded pit where the triangularly shaped grassy area now is. The pit was drained and filled with slate from the nearby tips. A second pit nearby was also filled in and is now used as a football pitch. The backwall of the main pit, or what remains of it, is very popular with the climbing fraternity.
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SH5961, 127 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 December, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 December, 2006
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 59 61 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.9252N 4:6.0903W
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