Walk the Vivian Quarry Trail – Padarn Country Park

Route Summary:

Short way-marked walk to the quarries above the Padarn Country Park in Llanberis

Distance: 4 km

Ascent: 332 m

Time: 2 hours

Start and Finish: Gilfach Ddu, Padarn Country Park, Llanberis


Cafes, toilets, ice cream cabin.


Public Transport:


Plentiful, paid for parking.

Post Code for Sat Nav: LL55 4TY

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Walk the Vivian Quarry Trail – Padarn Country Park Details

Following on from our lakeside walk around Llyn Padarn, here’s a quarry walk from the Padarn Country Park. This Padarn Country Park way-marked walk takes you through the old slate quarries and above Vivian Quarry and is ideal for anyone interested in the industrial archaeology of Llanberis and the Dinorwig Quarries.


The Route 

Starting off at the Gilfach Ddu car park in Padarn Country Park, you’re straight up the side of the hill and soon looking down into Vivian Quarry and over Llyn Padarn. A short walk through the forest brings you to the Barics Gwyr Mon – where the quarry workers from Anglesey used to stay during the week.

Walking along an old incline takes you up to the high-point of the walk, a viewing platform high above the Llyn Padarn. With the Llyn Padarn in front of you, the forest below, the mountains of Snowdon and Snowdonia to the left and the vast quarries behind you it makes it a unique place.

Descending the way you came, and beyond to the Zig Zag paths that the quarrymen used.

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