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Cyfartha mine and Clywedog gorge from Glaslyn

By Rudi Winter

I wish I'd done my research before going on this walk! Starting from the Dylife mountain road at the turn off for Glaslyn nature reserve, I walked past the lake SN8293 : Glaslyn and Cadair Idris by Rudi Winter and into the Nant Ddu valley, where Cyfartha mine SN8393 : Cyfartha lead mine - shaft and engine house by Rudi Winter, a 19th century underground mine is located. The spoil tips SN8393 : Cyfartha lead mine by Rudi Winter and a few ruined buildings including a well preserved wheel pit SN8393 : Cyfartha lead mine - wheel pit by Rudi Winter are obvious, but there is a lot more to see south of the stream apparently. Must go back soon!

Moving on from the mine, I took a steep path up the north side of the Clywedog gorge, which is of geological interest due to its erosion patterns SN8393 : How to make a V-shaped valley by Rudi Winter, running along a fault line SN8493 : Clywedog gorge by Rudi Winter. With the obligatory spring lambs SN8593 : The grass is always greener... by Rudi Winter and long views across rolling hills SN8494 : Waun Esgairgaled by Rudi Winter thrown in, this was a really nice easy walk with lots of interest to start the season.

You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page LinkExternal link .

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