Sunday, May 13, 2012

Dail's hole and the fence

King family went for a walk in the Dinorwig Slate quarries. I spent many happy days there gibbering my way up route from V.S. to E4 (old money that is) 20 years ago. I have not been there other than running through on a fell race for maybe 10 years now.

The sight of the fence around Dail's hole  filled me with sadness. It had a surreal character all of its own in certain weathers and actually one of the safer bits of the quarry. Seems to have been shut because it was popular, not because it was especially dangerous.. Once of the hardest route I ever did is in the quarry (The Chiselling E4 6B) is in that quarry and no longer accessible. I wonder if the tube is still there?

By the way Jeremy Stocks, I still have your Slate guide book which was published in about 1992. Happy Days.