Cymdeithas Mwyngloddiau Cymru
Summer Field Meet - Weekend, 15th- 16th
North Wales : Prince Edward Gold Mine, Wrysgan, Rhosydd and Cwmorthin
slate quarries, North Merioneth.
(Maps : O.S. Explorer (1:25,000) Sheets OL18 'Harlech &
Bala' and OL17 'Snowdon'.)
Based at Porthmadog Golf Club.
Organiser : Harold Morris
|As to the programme of events, this was as follows:
- Saturday 15th
June - Prince Edward Gold Mine (View OS
Map) - Leader Harold Morris
Visit to the surface remains of Prince Edward Gold Mine.
Met at 11:00 at the roadside car park at SH 707 389. (View OS
Map : Printable
version) The walk to the mine is under 4 km on a good
track having very little rise and fall, and passes a small slate
slab quarry which is at present working.
Underground access at the mine was not allowed by the Crown Agency,
(having asked for formal permission), but the surface features were
found to be interesting, and are located in pleasant countryside.
Dinner, 19:00 for 19:30, at Porthmadog Golf Club, Morfa Bychan,
Porthmadog LL49 9UU
(SH 550 373 - View OS
A copy of the menu can be found here.
- Sunday 16th
June - Surface walk from Tanygrisiau to Wrysgan and Rhosydd
slate quarries or underground trip in Cwmorthin slate quarry.
Met at 10:30 at the small parking area below Cwmorthin
Quarry at SH 684 454. (View OS
Map : Printable
There were two options:
a) The walking party went up to Llyn Cwmorthin then followed the old
tramway to Conglog Quarry. The track climbs steeply onward past
Conglog Quarry to Rhosydd Quarry Mill, on the Cwmorthin–Croesor
watershed, then via short inclines to the upper quarry workings.
From here a descent over the col to the cavernous workings of
Wrysgan Quarry, was made, then a final descent brought them back to
There is much to see in the way of industrial historic remains
on this route, and it is much recommended if you have not visited
the area before.
b) The underground party visited Cwmorthin Quarry, via the lake
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