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Llyn Padarn

This morning we stopped at Llyn Padarn a glacially formed lake in the Snowdonia National Park, and an example of a moraine damned lake. The romantic artist Joseph Turner painted this very scene in the early 19th century. Our guide Gareth Roberts led us around the National Slate Quarry of Wales in Llanberis. In the 1800s this was one of the largest slate quarries in Wales employing over 3000 people. For lunch we stopped at Ty Hwnt y Bont on the banks of the Conway river A visit to the Trefriw woolen mills was a big hit with our Wild Wales guests today! Images by Blake Darst.

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