Dinorwic Slate

Dinorwic Quarry is found in Snowdonia, North Wales, and was once the second largest slate quarry in the world employing generations of local workers and turning out 100,000 tonnes of slate per annum at it’s peak.

Although production ceased in 1969, the distinctive stepped galleries still remain as a focal point and local landmark. Dinorwic Slate Quarry is now home to the National Slate Museum for Wales.

Horse drawn carts, trams and early steam locomotives were the means of transporting slate from the quarry through it’s working time, although now climbers and hikers are the most commonly moving objects across the blue grey slate.

Slate similar to Dinorwic’s beautiful tones are available on my Slate Products page, and I’ve used Dinorwic Slate for a huge number of bespoke wine racks.

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