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history walk

Exploring the slate quarries

history walk

Exploring the slate quarries

Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
history walk

Exploring the slate quarries

history walk

Exploring the slate quarries

Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This is a walking experience where you will walk amongst the old slate quarries that dominate Llanberis and have played a major role in defining its history and culture. Weaving our way through the quarries you will see remnants from the mines such as slate filled trolleys, 'gwaliau' (shelters where the slate was split) and numerous ladders and chains used while the mine was active. While learning about the history of the local slate mining industry, you will also enjoy breathtaking scenes and view parts of the mines that look other worldly.

Your host

Learn more about Dean

Dean

I'm the owner of Adventure Awaits, a small outdoor company based in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. I've been an active trekker, runner, climber and mountaineer for over 16 years and hold British Mountain Leader qualifications. It is the many years of experience, intimate knowledge of the local area and plant life combined with endless enthusiasm as I guide you through Snowdonia's fascinating mountains

What's included

Food
You will be treated to home made cake and teas and coffee's while we walk around the quarries

Where you'll be

We will start our walk in the National Slate Museum that provides a good introduction to slate quarrying and workings. We will then walk to the beautiful and small Vivian Quarry and its flood pit. From here we will continue to the much larger Dinorwig Quarry where you will get impressive views of the massive workings

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

The walk does have steep sections to ascend including slate steps that can be slippy when wet. There are plenty of places to rest on the way up, slate remains to explore and plenty of tea and cake!

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Dean
Exploring the slate quarries
New experience
From $80/person
New experience
From $80/person