Plas Dolmelynllyn Hall Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... of the largest underground caverns, a mountain biking centre and a group of ziplines through the quarry, but I was there for the underground tour of the old mines.
The Llechwedd quarry opened in 1846 and is still an active quarry today. The mountains surrounding the quarry are largely made up of unused slate - during the Victorian era they had about a 90% wastage from the mining. (I.e. for every 200 tons of slate mined, only 20 was actually usable.) With ...
... sheep, we went under 4 stone arch bridges, over one viaduct and stopped at 6 stations. Sometimes we picked up or dropped off passengers who went for walks into the hills. We even had a 20 stop at the penultimate station for refreshments - Jessamy and Keely had an icecream (unbelieveable), the rest of us had a hot drink (much smarter).
After the train ride it was only 5PM but getting quite dark, It was a fairly "hairy" drive for another hour over to Aberystwyth. Narrow ...
... pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(219, 237, 254);">After a brief but really useful stop over at the Info centre, we headed to our accommodation where our experiences of the Welsh again left us confused, being told, as if it were the most obvious thing in the world, that check-in wasn't until 3. We headed out on a walk instead, to Swallow Falls, which followed a river through mossy forests and paddocks of sheep in what was the second beautiful walk in as many days. We passed ...
Keen to do some more route bagging in preparation for our SPA we headed to Craig Caseg Fraith Isaf, which had lots of fairly short routes for our grades. We had a lovely sunny day and managed to get lots of routes done. After some lunch we moved on to Tryfan Bach, a nice big slab of rock taking 2 pitches to sail up. I think I placed 1 bit of gear up for the entire climb! It was so slabby you could pretty much just scramble up it hands and feet. Another good days climbing!
... and desperately managed to haul myself up. I laid on the rock hugging it for some time before I set up my stance to bring Simon up. Phew, close call!
We had some epic climbs up before the day wore on and we needed to think about coming back down. A bit of scrambling, an abseil and downhill walk brought us back to the bottom. Woohoo, great days climbing!