Stwlan Dam to Cwmorthin slate quarry - the industrial heritage of North Wales

July 27, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Another wander through the amazing industrial landscape near Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales. This time I climbed to Stwlan Dam and crossed over to Rhosydd and Cwmorthin slate quarries. The cloud dropped on my head just approaching Rhosydd which creating some fantastic atmosphere amongst the old ruins... although a little eerie at times if I'm honest. If you enjoy industrial heritage this really is a "must see" area. You can find details of Cwmorthin in my photo location guidebook, Photographing North Wales.

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