Llyn Cwmorthin lies in a high, glaciated valley above the village of Tanygrisiau. Slate quarries were once worked in the surrounding Moelwyn mountains, and a community of quarry workers lived in the valley. The remains of their barracks and a chapel stand beside the path that runs beside the lake. The path starts from a parking area near a waterfall above the village. It climbs to a mountain pass and a junction of paths, from where walks can be taken to visit other lakes or the Moelwyn summits. All these shots were taken last week.
Map of the area
#1 Looking back down the valley to Llyn Cwmorthin (the lake)
#2 One of the old mine buildings
#3 The Chapel (seems strange having a chapel in such a remote spot) Note the large pieces of slate used as fencing.
#4 More of the mine buildings, near the mine opening.
#5 We climbed out of the workings up to the top of Moelwyn Mawr mountain, and this was the view of the hydro-electric dam on the way back down to the car-park.