Sunday, January 18, 2009

Last day in Wales

Our final day in Wales was a mountain walk which took us to the top of a local mountain and back through a huge slate quarry. The weather was wet and windy but we saw some fascinating sights and great views.

slate terraces
a hole known as Mordor

views across the Dinorwig Quarry

I thought this wall was amazing...

this derelict building is the old cutting shed.
All in all a fantastic week...

and to finish with...

this little railway station with a big name!


  1. Wow these photos are just amazing! Another place to add to the list of 'must visits'

    I'm going to have to look up that railway station now :D

  2. I remember the -gogogoch bit.

    Looks like a great trip, and it would have helped to get you ready for the SW Path.

  3. Ruth, On holiday as a child, it was images like these of the quarries that made me fall in love with slate. So much so that I have my own bit of Wales to lie under every night.
    A 's'nug lady x.x.