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Posted: 03/08/2017 14:12:25
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Better late than never. We have not quite decided on what to do this evening, but at least we decided where to meet. We'll be at 18:15 at the layby at the southeastern end of Llyn Peris (53.107413, -4.095779). We might stick our noses into Llanberis Copper Mine, or have a mooch in one of the slate venues in the near vicinity. What to bring? The lot, I presume! Surrender IP: 147.143.13.7
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Posted: 03/08/2017 16:31:58
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Im not around this evening Sad


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Posted: 04/08/2017 09:46:12
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Neither am I Sad

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Posted: 04/08/2017 10:02:52
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You missed an intersting walk! Big Grin



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Posted: 04/08/2017 12:11:01
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There's a tunnel up behind the quarry hospital?

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Posted: 04/08/2017 12:53:09
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Margot wrote:

You missed an intersting walk! Big Grin



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Looks like I did Sad Hope fun was had Thumbs Up

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Posted: 04/08/2017 13:25:20
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There is! All of ~10 m deep. But as you see we managed to make a night of it. Smile IP: 147.143.13.7
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Posted: 04/08/2017 13:27:08
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Margot wrote:

There is! All of ~10 m deep. But as you see we managed to make a night of it. Smile


Well I never. Lived nearby for 25 years and never knew that Stupid

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Posted: 04/08/2017 13:55:28
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Well, looks like you had plenty of exercise!

What is the tunnel for? Apart from not much?

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Posted: 04/08/2017 14:15:36
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There is a small building behind the hospital with water tanks in it. (They're made of slate! So Welsh!)
It's in there...

I could imagine it was meant as a water gathering tunnel thing (it is a bit drippy in there, and it clearly used to be bricked up with a pipe sticking out) that fills the tanks. Alternatively, maybe it was a trial for, eh, slate I presume (it is very beautifully red!) but when they weren't satisfied they decided to use it for water gathering purposes.

I suppose Wyn would say more informed things about it.

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Posted: 04/08/2017 14:24:19
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Margot wrote:

There is a small building behind the hospital with water tanks in it. (They're made of slate! So Welsh!)
It's in there...


On the zig zag track leading up from the Eastern end of the hospital building?

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Posted: 04/08/2017 14:33:49
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Well according to the map, there is only one hair pin bend in the track, so that would be zig zag sensu lato... but the building is only meters from that bend so we didn't assess its actual zigzagginess.

Should I give it a preliminary name and create a site for it (or have an admin do that; I don't know what the protocol is) so I can plonk pictures on it? So far I put them in my personal album as this very obscure venue has no AN presence.
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Posted: 04/08/2017 14:39:58
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I know the one you mean! Walked past it hundreds of time and poked my head in it several times. Never spotted the tunnel Surrender

Photos in the Dinorwic album would be fine; all part and parcel.

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Posted: 04/08/2017 14:54:18
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Done! IP: 147.143.13.7
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Posted: 04/08/2017 15:02:18
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Margot wrote:



....its actual zigzagginess.



/ pedant mode: ON

I believe the correct term is "zigzaggedness".... Innocent Tongue Wink

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Posted: 04/08/2017 16:57:58
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I think Margot's explanation(s) are as good as any. Perhaps they have more details at the museum archives. Interestingly the floor of the tunnel is about four foot lower than that of the buildings floor, with some narrow steps down to the dam.
Oh and some of us got to see a kingfisher, a nice sight (sorry Margot...)
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