The Slate Lands

On a wet and miserable August day we left Corris and promptly failed to go the way we intended. We mistakenly, but quite wonderfully, got to the slate lands around Aberllefenni.

This is a part of mid Wales where everything is made of slate.

In my part of the world we have chestnut paling fences. Here it is made of slate.

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image002 High on a hill was a lonely slate mine.

Down at our level was the timekeeper’s office, complete with bell.

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Also there is a sluice for managing water levels and power.

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I have to say, I found this place – Aberllefenni – absolutely fascinating although it was hard to keep a camera dry!

 

 

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