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Dinorwic Slate Quarry

Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
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Depending on how much you enjoy physical activity there's three routes to access quarry, easy route... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dren W
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One of the best / most interesting walks ive ever done, but not one for amateurs or the faint... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Depending on how much you enjoy physical activity there's three routes to access quarry, easy route is to part in tourist carpark near Dinorwig and follow designated path to view point and easy walking, second pathway is from a parking space at the end of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best / most interesting walks ive ever done, but not one for amateurs or the faint hearted! Work your way to the top for the most amazing experience and views. Tunnels / vast inclines / abandoned building and machinery just some of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well worth while trek, its a long way up and a steep one. Fantastic once reaching the top. Not for anyone that isn't near fit.

1  Thank Philip O
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Walk through time .... all made by mans hands round walk is 10 k it starts at the end of the village deiniolen through the slate works with some spectacular views of snowdonia and the surrounding mountains.It works it self down to the end of...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Visited with my mates from my climbing club. As an introduction to some of our younger members ( as well as for some of the older members Too) we completed a mini expedition that involved climbing chains and old steel ladders as well as abseiling...More

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Dinorwic Slate Quarry takes up most of the north east face of the Elidir Fawr mountain, also known as 'the electric mountain' as it contains within itself Dinorwic pumped storage power station. The slate quarry itself dates from the late 18th century, and continued to...More

1  Thank aramis
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Hubby and I are regular visitors to Llanberis. On a recent wintry Wednesday, we walked around the smaller Vivian Quarry. Due to it being out of season, it was devoid of scuba divers and rock climbers. We contined our walk along the outskirts of Dinorwic...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Easiest way to see the upper part is to head for Deiniolen & Dinorwig villages you are then in the upper part of the quarry, with a good circular parking area and flat paths across to the lookout point and picnic area ,amazing views on...More

1  Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

I visited the quarry by taking the steep walking track near to the hydro electric power station. That was a mistake as I found myself knackered once I reached the quarry. The quarry itself is a massive place and even the word "massive" is an...More

Thank Roy S
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had just visited the Slate Museum and saw some slate steps which looked as if they were going somewhere so decided to investigate.After about Half an Hour of puffing and panting finally reached the top. Amazing how high you were in such a short...More

1  Thank CUMBRIAVIEW
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