Slate Valleys Path – Fachwen Trail
|5.72 km||224 m|
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Slate Valleys Path – Fachwen Trail Details
From the end of the 18th Century until the beginning of the 20th Century the slate valley communities of Gwynedd – Ogwen, Peris, Nantlle, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Corris – were dynamic, thriving industrial areas. Between them these areas consisted of over 60 quarries and mines employing over 18,000 people.
The Route Starting off at the Caban in Brynrefail, this route explores the nearby hillsides to Clwt y Bont and down to the start via Fachwen (try and spot the post office!). Plenty of views of Snowdon and the surrounding hillsides.
The slate industry in Llanberis was dominated by the Dinorwig Quarry on the slopes of Elidir mountain.
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