BLUE LAGOON

Near the little coastal town of Fairbourne on the Welsh coast you’ll find a hidden gem well worth exploring!

 

This area of the coastline is part of the Snowdonia National Park, and full of interesting little caves and coves. If you want to find an excellent wild swimming spot, relatively unknown to many visitors of the region, you should definitely visit the Blue Lagoon.

 

What was once the Goleuwern Slate Quarry, located above Fairbourne, close to the little village of Friog, is now a hidden, high-ground lake. The quarry was opened in the 19th century but was never majorly successful and closed again in the early 20th century. Throughout the 1990s there were still remains of the mine but nowadays it is filled with water. This mysterious little haven is surrounded on all sides by the steep quarry walls, offering protection from the elements and, thanks to the residual minerals lingering in the rocks, the water is a beautiful vivid blue and really clear too! The area is also known for swimming climbing and abseiling.

 

The walk also offers a look into the past of local slate mining. Passing bits of old abandoned mining equipment, walking through low carved tunnels which will open out at the lake offering a hidden oasis and spectacular surroundings and views.

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