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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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Posted: 20/11/2019 13:31:54
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I have posted this on UKC in response to a query with regard to any progress on restoring the Public Right of Way which gives a short route up to the mine. I can only do so much myself:

I have been fairly well tied up this year and have no knowledge of any developments. (Re the papers served on the local authority under the Highways Act) While you were there (to the query poster) you could have walked up the road from the car park to see if the right of way has been cleared. I am not optimistic and it may well take pressure from others. I would suggest interested parties write to Rhondda Cynon Taf complaining about the obstructed right of way.

It should be noted that regardless of the gateway that has been constructed, the tarmac road is a public road that you can drive up. If the gate is closed and locked inform the police as its a criminal offence.

Due to server issues my Natural Amenities website cannot be reached from the URL. here is a direct link to the page dealing with the obstructed PROW.

http://cambrianmines.co.uk/NAL/Alternative_Route.html

Please also be aware that regardless of my ownership of the adjacent mineral rights area I have no rights any different to anyone else with regard to the PROW. The papers served on the local authority were done in the capacity of an ordinary citizen, anyone could have done this.

What is needed is pressure from others. As it stands it may well look as though I am the only concerned citizen.


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