Friday 20 May 2016

Quarry Explorer

All aboard! onto a military 4 x 4 truck and up, up, up, for a quarryman’s eye view of Blaenau and beyond. Congratulations to Llechwedd on the opening of yet another innovative attraction - Quarry Explorer.

It’s exciting if you go for just the ride and the views but much more so being combined with the history of slate mining. As you are driven around, eight of you either side of a bench on the back of the truck, it is easier to understand the scale of the workings and the hardship endured. It was a tough life and our guide, with a microphone and portable speaker, told us the story.

This new offering costs £20 and lasts about 90 minutes – a wonderful introduction to the world of slate. Full details, including excellent aerial film, on the Llechwedd website.

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