Welsh Slate Mining Adventure
SATURDAY, 20 JULY 2019 – SUNDAY, 21 JULY 2019
**FULLY BOOKED** if you’d like to join the waiting list please email [email protected] (you’ll also be first to hear if we run this trip again)
Join Love Her Wild for a special Slate Mining adventure in Wales. Start with a tour 500 feet into the mountain where you will learn about mining history in the area, led by the men and boys that used to mine as a job. Then head to the hills as a group for a hike and wild camp under the stars.
Travel into the belly of Llechwedd’s mountain on the steepest cable railway in Britain! On this award winning Deep Mine tour you’ll experience some of the iconic sounds which have defined the last century and a half. The clock will turn back 160 years as you travel 500 feet underground. You’ll meet the mine’s owner and founder John Whitehead Greaves, and some of the men and boys who spent up to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, working underground in semi-darkness.
Following the tour, the group will head into the hills for a hike and wild camp. The walk starts and finishes in Blaenau Ffestiniog and goes up round the peaks through all the old mine workings and reservoirs. It will be approx 8 miles but we will stop half way for a wild camp.
The next morning after breakfast, the team will pack down camp and complete the 8 mile loop finishing around midday.
You will need a basic level of general fitness (and able to carry your own bag) but won’t have needed to have mountain experience as it’s not a really hard hike and we have plenty of time in which to do it.