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visited cwmorthin slate mine with @The Kwan @Dangle_Angle and @Trancentral thanks lads for a fantastic day out and mr TK for being the pro he is and taking us down there. This is a place I have wanted to visit and it certainly didn't disappoint the scenery is the best I have seen. On the walk up past the old ruins and the lake.and the staircase before you exit.well you just have to see it to appreciate it. Then flew the drone for 10 mins after we came out.

Cwmorthin Slate Quarries are located in the mountains above Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales. Cwmorthin was first worked in the 19th Century and remained in use through until the end of the 20th Century, although on a much smaller scale. There are a number of floors and the mine covers many miles, with some huge chambers, much of which can still be explored. On this through-trip we also visited some workings which were once open as a tourist attraction, and many implements, such as cranes and carts can still be seen. The quarries in this area are very dangerous, as they are very extensive and some are still being worked to this day, so they should only be visited with an experienced guide and the appropriate equipment.

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This is where the fun begins
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The giant stair case you can't see the scale from the photo but it's huge.
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What's left of a bridge only the hangers remain
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A cart left on the tracks in the water.
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Arty tripod shots.
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More carts left rotting on the tracks in the water
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We had to climb up the centre of this track to reach the next level.its quite steep.
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1 hour ago, -Raz- said:

You got some cool shots there mate! Need to make the effort to see this place :D

Thanks raz. Yeah these mines are really cool places. I agree you need to get your self down one :-D

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Doesn't matter how many photos I see from the Welsh slate mines, I still love them and still see bits I've not seen before! 

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