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Tue, 29 Oct

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Tanygrisiau

Environment and Slate. Investigating the impact of the slate industry on our uplands.

Environment and Slate.  Investigating the impact of the slate industry on our uplands.
Environment and Slate.  Investigating the impact of the slate industry on our uplands.

Time & Location

29 Oct 2024, 09:00 – 17:00

Tanygrisiau, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, UK

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About the Event

Slate quarrying and mining has left a large and dramatic impression upon the hills of Eryri. It can also be seen in the Lake District, Glencoe and the Slate Islands of Argyle. This one-day workshop will focus on the slate heritage of Blaenau Ffestiniog and the Moelwynion and how it has impacted on the local environment. We’ll wander up through Cwmorthin, to the Rhosydd and Wrysgan mines. We’ll investigate the surface workings, the aqueducts, dams and inclines. We’ll see remnant machinery, old barracks an even a chapel for the workers. We’ll look at how the quarrying has impacted on the natural environment in both positive and negative ways.

The workshop is hosted by Mike Raine of The Mountain Leader – a practical manual and Nature of Snowdonia who’ll cover the environmental content. The input on the slate heritage will be led by Welsh local historian and practicing mountain leader Keith Roberts. Keith is a Welsh speaking ex-firefighter and local historian with a family history of working in the north Wales Slate industry. Keith has a keen interest in the World Heritage status of the north Wales slate industry.

CPD 1 point for MTA and BAIML (AMI pending approval)

Tickets

  • Environment and Slate

    This is your event ticket. There is no need to print it out. Please note this is an outside, on the hill, workshop. Please come prepared for the prevailing weather conditions and with your lunch. I look forward to meeting you on the day. We’ll meet in the car park at the end of the road above Tanygrisiau SH 683454 9.00 a.m. Cheers Mike and Keith

    £60.00

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