Around Harlech

Staying for a couple of weeks with my brother in the fabulous Maelgwyn House B&B I had the chance for some hiking, some glorious and not-so-glorious weather, and some sketching.

The Slaughterhouse

Sketches from a hike around Cwmorthin slate mine near Blaenau Ffestiniog in north Wales. Quarrying on the site started in 1810 and finally ended in 1997. During the late 1800’s conditions in the mine were so bad that the place gained its nickname “the slaughterhouse”. When the sun’s out, it’s a pleasant enough valley but … More The Slaughterhouse