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Posted: 14/10/2018 16:59:30
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Hello

I was after some information regarding Ystrad Einion and who to seek out for access,
Thanks
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Posted: 14/10/2018 17:04:11
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Roll up and walk in, it's not locked. IP: 31.50.160.95
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Posted: 14/10/2018 17:18:13
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Yep awesome awesome mine, a little bit wet when we went. You can climb up a waterfall in the main shaft and access a few more tunnels and artefacts but the whole thing could be explored in an hour or so. Scariest bit for me was the road in Laugh Wink IP: 82.132.246.9
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Posted: 14/10/2018 18:19:50
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yes I went down the road yesterday . in the storm. the river was nearly covering the road.. and waterfalls making there way over walls and through gates. did not stop due to fallen trees. did not want to get stuck down there

cheers for info one for in a few weeks

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Posted: 14/10/2018 18:38:17
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Do you need SRT to get to the wheel? IP: 86.144.205.209
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Posted: 14/10/2018 18:39:51
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No, it is a very easy walk in. IP: 31.50.160.95
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Posted: 15/10/2018 15:29:12
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You might like to look at the video on U Tube done by the Royal Commission Historical Monument Wales it was done as part of the Metal Links project with Ireland . Its an animation of the site and water wheel but helps with the interpretation of the whole site and will give a real meaning to your visit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXrf_GpGEZk

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Posted: 15/10/2018 15:34:14
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awesome cheers Smile
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Posted: 16/10/2018 06:22:03
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As above very easy walk in... BUT be wary where you put your feet...
There are lots of spots that appear solid under the water that are actually silt covered rotten timber platforms over flooded stopes.
And the spot before the climb up the waterfall that is actually just a 'plug' partway down engine shaft.
Keep your eye out for the colony of frogs that live in top of the plug....
And some interesting acoustics in the passageway to the right beyond the wheel...
Try Low sustained hum and listen at the same time.
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Posted: 16/10/2018 11:48:05
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mistericeman wrote:

As above very easy walk in... BUT be wary where you put your feet...
There are lots of spots that appear solid under the water that are actually silt covered rotten timber platforms over flooded stopes.
And the spot before the climb up the waterfall that is actually just a 'plug' partway down engine shaft.
Keep your eye out for the colony of frogs that live in top of the plug....
And some interesting acoustics in the passageway to the right beyond the wheel...
Try Low sustained hum and listen at the same time.


Although right to give that advice the entrance adit is fine its more around the waterwheel need to be careful but the hazards you can see assuming the water hasn't been too muddy

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Posted: 16/10/2018 12:02:11
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https://youtu.be/IrCdiPen6A0
For non Welsh speakers...
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Posted: 16/10/2018 12:47:41
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Anybody have any idea how old the catwalk is over the flooded stope?

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Ystrad Einion
Posted: 16/10/2018 16:25:42
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16 years if I remember rightly!
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Posted: 16/10/2018 17:22:10
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LaughLaughLaugh

Actually part of a shed I demolished.

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Posted: 16/10/2018 18:14:51
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Waste not, want not!Thumbs Up IP: 81.146.56.250
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Posted: 16/10/2018 19:47:26
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I thought they were the same age as the ladders in Frongoch - 200 years IP: 86.146.191.15
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Posted: 16/10/2018 20:10:43
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What the aluminium builders ladder!!!

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