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UK Ratgoed Slate Mine - Mid Wales - March 2018

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Visited with The Kwan on a rainy Saturday, some lovely bits left in the area and we missed quite a bit so theres always an excuse for a return visit.

 

Some History

 

The name Ratgoed derives from “Yr Allt Goed”, which means the steep, wooded hillside. Ratgoed mine was also sometimes known as “Alltgoed”. The Ratgoed slate workings lie at the head of what was originally called Cwm Ceiswyr but became known as Cwm Ratgoed because of the quarry. It lies north of Aberllefenni and northwest of Corris in, what is now, the Dyfi Forest.

 

The slate that was quarried at Ratgoed was the Narrow Vein. This runs from south of Tywyn, on the coast, to Dinas Mawddwy about 18 miles inland and follows the line of the Bala Fault. The Narrow Vein was worked along its length at places such as Bryneglwys near Abergynolwyn; Gaewern & Braich Goch at Corris, Foel Grochan at Aberllefenni and Minllyn at Dinas Mawddwy. The slate at Ratgoed dips at 70° to the southeast, the same as Foel Grochan.

 

Ratgoed was a relatively small working, it was worked from around 1840 until its closure in 1946.

 

Pics

 

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Le Kwan

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Thanks for looking

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10 minutes ago, The Urban Collective said:

What an absolute quality place that is Id love see this m8 nice shots too thanks for sharing I can almost smell the flora and fauna!

Cheers, it’s a nice wander for sure.

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24 minutes ago, hamtagger said:

Really nice shots there Lee, must be a nice way to spend a few hours :) 

 

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Thanks Trev :)

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Very beautiful. I especially like that many green moss.

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15 hours ago, Dubbed Navigator said:

Thats a lovely looking wander, is this a door?

 

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I believe its the base of one of the old carts.

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