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If you’re a regular visitor, then you will take the left fork but if this is your first trip, then I recommend the right fork! Once you are on the path keep on going up and as to the right ignoring any left forks. We stumbled on the lake by chance when planning a journey to Fairbourne using Google Maps. Luxurious, individually furnished accommodation. Can this 'pocket therapist' transform my relationship with myself and others? Been this weekend and BLEW IT TO BITS! Do beware of the cold though, I felt fine while I was swimming but when I got out I felt very cold and didn’t warm up for ages – make sure you have some warm clothes with you and if possible a flask of hot tea. VideoWell, that was wild. Planning a visit next month. US election 2020: What is the electoral college? Oct 11, 2013 #1. Native bluestem pastures. Thanks for leaving a comment. Messages 205 Name Alex Edit My Images No Oct 11, 2013 #1. Also known as “The Blue Lagoon”, “The Blue Lake” is a flooded pit from the old Golwern Slate Quarry which operated from 1865 to 1915, employing a maximum of six men during its working life. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Allan Titley has allowed people to visit Blue Lake, a former quarry near Fairbourne in Gwynedd, since the 1980s. This slate quarry has stunning views out over the estuary and Cardigan Bay. Blue Lake | Goleuwern Slate Quarry | Friog. Enter description for your listing.A vast, wild site with many fascinating overgrown ruins, like, a long, thin tarn at the top of a steep wooded valley with a good footpath to the east side but, this may not be secluded but is a beautiful place to swim. I took this whilst on a random camping trip to Barmouth, went across to Friog as i had heard about this disused slate quarry. Quarry got quite busy at times, but majority of visitors were “just passing”. Blue Lake, Golwern Quarry, Gwynedd (Image: Daniel Start/Tania Pascoe) This slate quarry has stunning views out over the estuary and Cardigan Bay. The quarry was busy, but not that many people swimming. Just south of Friog/Fairbourne church, turn left at the telephone box and up the lane ⅓ mile to find a footpath and gate on the right. Rescuers rush to save beached pilot whales. Hi Rachel, I would like to say that it warms-up later in the year … but it doesn’t! Contact Info Reviews/Comments. Built in 1860 and set in 21 acres of gardens and woodland, this country house hotel also has a fine restaurant. Good directions in the Wild Swimming book, or here http://ripe-tomato.org/2012/08/21/wild-swimming-in-golwen-quarry/. **** UPDATE  21/05/2019 The entrance to the Blue Lake has been blocked – the dragon’s nostrils. Fill out the form below, we will verify your claim and email you confirmation. A woman from Staffordshire who died at a lake in Gwynedd has been named. Got the directions from a nice lady at the Fairbourne train cafe, which suplemented those given in the book. Don’t go! This area is well known for its trophy sized white tail deer. It is located near Friog, Fairborne. The water is accessed via a short tunnel that quickly opens out into a sheltered amphitheatre. The latest offers and discount codes from popular brands on Telegraph Voucher Codes, How to harness your community spirit in Lockdown 2 and help those in need, Six reasons to stay cheerful among all this doom and gloom, Staying healthy in lockdown: How to look after your body while at home, ‘Why I, like Prince William, kept quiet about having Covid’, The new charity single that will help dementia sufferers in lockdown. I have been there twice since and was planning to go nxt month, so disappointed. Don’t be fooled and pick the wrong path: there is a 5-bar gate on you right just before the actual path which is decorated by rather unfriendly-looking barbed wire; this is not your destination. The one that as soon as you get out from the water you have to jump back – and you do. A spokesman for Wild Swim Snowdonia said it was "heartbroken" by the decision. Home > Places > Wild Swim > Lake Swims > Blue Pool, Golwern Quarry. US Election 2020: Results and exit poll in maps and charts, US Election 2020: All eyes on Florida in Trump-Biden battle. The footpath leading to the lake is on Ffordd Panteinion (SatNav LL38 2TJ). We were on our way. US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden? breath taking. The path continues under another slate archway which is ahead of you and to the left. Hotels near (MAN) Manchester Intl Airport, Game & Entertainment Centers in Fairbourne. Amazing how powerful smell memory is. Sorry, no records were found. Please check the quarry is open before you set off, as it was closed in 2019, which may or may not be temporary. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. A very deep, clear green’blue pool (50m x 30m) in a mysterious cavern entered via a short dark tunnel. It was 45 years ago when I visited this place and it was very nostalgic to return. VideoRescuers rush to save beached pilot whales, Finding positivity in lockdown through photography, Bushfire koalas going back to the wild. 1 contribution. Thank you SO much for your fantastic directions which we followed today. © 2020 BBC. it’s hard to keep it tidy and why should a land owner run round tidying up after scruffy people. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Access to a beauty spot has been blocked with 60 tonnes of slate by the landowner, who says he is fed up with visitors "trashing" it with litter. In pictures: Trump and Biden through the years, The young people taking their country to court over oil, Rescuers rush to save beached pilot whales. I'd pay for access. There is one rock by the entrance I called a “lizard rock”, large and flat where some people were basking in the sun (just like lizards do). "Thirty years ago they respected the place," he says. The forced closure of the site is disappointing but understandable. Absolutely awesome swim. "It's private land in the middle of my farm. Dolgun Uchaf Bed and Breakfast Torrent Walk Road Dolgellau LL40 2AB. 5 stars don’t cut it. What does developing a Covid-19 vaccine look like? Thank you so much for the directions!! The Moel y Faen quarry, known as the Blue Lagoon, near the Horseshoe Pass Sign up to our free newsletter for the top North Wales stories sent straight to your e-mail Sign up now! Views of Cardigan Bay. Blue lake of Golwern, Snowdonia Disused slate quarries often fill with clear spring water, glinting like cobalt jewels on the mountainside. It’s not surprising that the Blue Lake has found its way on to the BBC’s Secret Britain, especially when the Welsh tourist board merely hint at its existence. It is located near Friog, Fairborne. The actual path has the ubiquitous public footpath sign, a kissing gate, together with a seemingly padlocked 5-bar gate. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. For the rest of the directions together with pictures of the Blue Lake click on Page 2. 0.5 acres 390 feet Moderate Access I remember my late aunt taking me to the blue lake in about 1958. The Royal Ship Hotel Queen's Square Dolgellau LL40 1AR. Ffordd Panteinion Friog, Fairbourne Wales, I came across this stunning place by accident with my parents in the 1970s! I’m going to knick the bit about the copper sulphate and claim it as my own. I know people who have been coming to this part of Wales for 20-years and did not even know it existed. ****. 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Blue Lake is a lagoon in the old Golwern Slate Quarry above Fairbourne. "It's quite gutting," he says, adding that he and others used it regularly as a place to swim and walk. Tourists ruined it," Mr Pocock says. What? One of the most popular and safest is at Golwern Quarry, with wonderful views out from high above the Mawddach estuary. © 2011 - 2014 Wild Swimming Community Contributors, Captcha VerificationCaptcha Verification Word Verification, http://ripe-tomato.org/2012/08/21/wild-swimming-in-golwen-quarry/. Will have to check if I can find a picture to upload here! Tweet. Water cold, but not such that one cannot breathe. My mum had kept a picture from Daily Post showing Dragon’s Nostril at Blue Lake, Friog which appealed to me as somewhere I would like to visit. Well you’ve certainly picked a great weekend for your visit. Three years in three minutes. When walking keep an eye out for a Texico garage on your right. And I seem to remember being told the reason for it being blue is the mild concentration of copper sulphate in the water. BOOM! Limited places where one can spread the towel (most of the ground is rocky). Video. WALES. Then, there was a bakery at Friog and I can still smell the baking bread. The Blue Lake occupies high ground in the old Goleuwern Slate Quarry above Fairbourne and is one of Snowdonia’s secret gems. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Blue lake of Golwern, Snowdonia Disused slate quarries often fill with clear spring water, glinting like cobalt jewels on the mountainside. It was very cold! © Copyright 2020 Ian King MSS Studios, Dolgellau. Cross Foxes A487, Brithdir Dolgellau LL40 2SG. Starting place: Friog Starting ref: 61735 12317 Distance: 1.5 miles Grade: Easy Walk time : 1.5. This route is easier to navigate – you don’t need to tackle the stream – but isn’t as picturesque. I had no recollection of how tricky it is to find and would likely have given up without your guidance. The Blue Lake is more of a pool than a lake, but it’s just about big enough to paddle about on a board. My wife enjoyed it too and it made our short break away special. Water cold as you would expect but beautiful. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. It is accessed by foot only through a dark, wet tunnel. 10 -10. Where? Scattered trees for livestock cover along with 15-acre woods ideal for wildlife. Whilst most of our attractions are well sign-posted, the Blue Lake is hidden away without even a sign at the start of the path which leads to the lake. Place Categories: Lake Swims and Wild Swim.Place Tags: dive, swim and wildswimming. Please adjust your search criteria and try again. Blue Lake quarry is located on the north side of Kaw Lake in Kay county. 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