Number of posts : 1764 Age : 52 Location : Wales Registration date : 2008-11-25
Subject: Penarth Mine Wed 17 Feb 2010, 1:26 pm
Location SJ 108 423
Directions Off the A5 between Corwen and Llangollen (by Carrog and Llidiart y Parc)
There is a layby on the road just past Llidiart y Parc (heading towards Corwen). Park Here. Walk back along the road towards Llidiart y Parc and you will see a house and a track on the right leading to an abandoned farm (all within a couple hundred yards). This track and the path through the farm is a public footpath – follow this up the hill and keep right heading for the very large spoil heaps above and to your right.
The entrance to the mine is in a quarry in the dead centre of the spoil heaps at the top of an obvious incline. (The entrance being at 10 o’clock as you stand at the entrance to the quarry).
Access Ungated and Unknown
Suggested Equipment None.
Length Unknown but substantial
Flood Risk Not Known. There are several areas where water is backed up due to blockages but on my visit I did not encounter any water deeper than 1 foot.
There was, however, a chamber receiving water which appeared to be flowing into an adit which was deep with water and apparently impassable.
Mine Attributes Slate
Description An interesting and easy to navigate slate mine.
The main mine is essentially a giant circle with a rail track almost running completely around in a circle. On the outside of the rail track are numerous slate chambers and on the inside is a lower mine level.
Additionally. There is a single raised incline leading to a single chamber with an interesting functional wheel.
The mine benefits from calcite intrusions as well as areas of calcite tear drops.
So far as slate mines go, it is not huge but it is interesting and unique in it’s own right with around 2-3 hours of exploration available.
Unexplored Passages Plenty
Digs There are potential (on-going) digs by independents but no details are known Links[