Walk gw261 Rhosydd Quarry from Croseor

A walk into yesteryear.

Rhosydd Quarry opened in 1840 and employed some 200 men. Since closing in 1930, the ruined buildings have become dangerous an unstable. Whilst a fascinating place to wander and imagine, best stay out of the buildings and tunnels.


Route outline for walk gw261:

- Croesor  -   Rhosydd Quarry  -   Bwlch y Rhosydd  -   Clogwyn Brith  -   Croesor Quarry  -   Cwm Croesor  -   Croesor.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Rhosydd Quarry opened in 1840 and employed some 200 men. Since closing in 1930, the ruined buildings have become dangerous and unstable. Whilst a fascinating place to wander and imagine, best stay out of the buildings and tunnels.



This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps OL17 & OL18
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 115 & 124
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw261 Rhosydd Quarry from Croseor

In no particular order . . .

One of 2 Large holes at Rhosydd Quarry

One of 2 Large holes at Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Gerald Murphy (43)

Cnicht from Croesor

Cnicht from Croesor

Photo: Steve Unwin (1)

Blaenau Ffestiniog with Manod Mawr beyond from the summit of Moel-yr-hydd

Blaenau Ffestiniog with Manod Mawr beyond from the summit of Moel-yr-hydd

Photo: Martin Talbot (20)

Ruined buildings in Rhosydd Quarry

Ruined buildings in Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Martin Talbot (16)

Old mine incline near Rhosydd Quarry

Old mine incline near Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Martin Talbot (15)

Cnicht from Croesor Quarry

Cnicht from Croesor Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (2)

Disused incline in Rhosydd Quarry

Disused incline in Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Martin Talbot (18)

Croesor Quarry

Croesor Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (4)

Summit of Moelwyn Bach

Summit of Moelwyn Bach

Photo: Gerald Murphy (44)

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from the lane out of Croesor

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from the lane out of Croesor

Photo: Martin Talbot (3)


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