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Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Posted: 19/07/2018 15:58:44
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Morlock wrote:

I hope you're right Roy. One of the old tricks was to fit a gate but leave it open, same sort of intimidation tactic as the walls.

IIRC there is a gated road (both ends) somewhere around Nantlle in North Wales, most non locals turn around instead of opening the gate and pressing on.


Are these the new gates at Dorothea you are referring to ?

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Posted: 19/07/2018 16:17:04
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The new gates at Dorothea are to discourage access for divers with vehicles. The PRoW will remain open for pedestrians, there are small side gates for their access. Off Topic IP: 86.162.148.82
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Posted: 19/07/2018 16:22:05
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Is is working or are they just walking with there kit ?

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Posted: 19/07/2018 16:49:19
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Paul Marvin wrote:

Morlock wrote:

I hope you're right Roy. One of the old tricks was to fit a gate but leave it open, same sort of intimidation tactic as the walls.

IIRC there is a gated road (both ends) somewhere around Nantlle in North Wales, most non locals turn around instead of opening the gate and pressing on.


Are these the new gates at Dorothea you are referring to ?


No, the gates I referred to were last used by me around 30 odd years ago.
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Posted: 23/07/2018 11:35:12
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royfellows wrote:

Thanks Alex.
Did you notice whether 'checkpoint Charley' was still there across the council road just above the car park?


Ooops, no, sorry. We couldn't even get in the car park and had to park in the Village Hall car park (excellent looking café but about to close as we came back - still got ice creams though Thumb Up )
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Posted: 23/07/2018 11:44:37
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What are water levels like in the mine?

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Posted: 29/12/2018 18:09:03
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Just found this on the Industrial Railways Society website, obviously the same report

https://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/7/dinas_quarzite_mine.htm
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