SH5660 : The Glynrhonwy Quarries from Fachwen

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

The Glynrhonwy Quarries from Fachwen
The Glynrhonwy Quarries from Fachwen
This photograph gives a good overview of the subjects photographed for this square. The quarries shown, starting top right, are;
1. Cook & Ddol - the crater-like pit on the left being Y Ddol.
2. Glynrhonwy Upper - being separated from Glynrhonwy Lower by the road causeway. The Glynrhonwy Upper consists of the dramatic top pit, and the lower, crescent shaped pit next to the road.
3. Lower Glynrhonwy. Of the three pits below the road, only the large lake-filled pit immediately below the road has not been infilled.
The Ffridd Incline also stands out well, from the top drumhouse on the skyline
to the 2nd pitch at Cook & Ddol. Below the road it, too, has been erased by reclamation work.
On the left of the photograph are the Twll Coch workings and, top right, the pit of Bwlch-y-groes Quarry.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 21 January, 2007
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 563 606 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.4327N 4:8.9000W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 579 617
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