Olwyn Goch and the Milwr Tunnel

I feel very lucky to have experienced this astonishing mine, not once but Twice. It is a very challenging visit indeed, entry and exit is via a climb of I believe around 400 ft on fixed ladders inside the main mine Shaft.

It’s an awesome place in both the scale of its Cathedral like chambers and the amount and distance of it’s tunnels and chambers. The history of Olwyn Goch & Milwr Tunnel is fascinating too, being a Time Capsule, where on the day the mine finally closed, the miners simply left their tools and loco’s, just where they were working.

I took these photos in 2006 with my trusty old Nikon D200.

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