First Trip To Wales Part Two

The first Trip to Wales photographing was on 14 August 2022

This was the second day of two days.

First location is Britannia bridge Anglesey

The Britannia Bridge is a famous bridge located in Anglesey, a Welsh island off the northwest coast of Wales. The bridge is situated between the Welsh mainland and the island, crossing the Menai Strait. The bridge is a significant feat of engineering, designed by Robert Stephenson, and completed in 1850. Initially, the bridge consisted of a wrought iron tubular bridge, with a series of rectangular cells supporting the railway track. However, in 1970, a fire broke out on the bridge, causing substantial damage. As a result, the bridge was rebuilt, with two new spans constructed alongside the original structure. The new bridge spans were built with steel, and the bridge now has both road and railway traffic passing through it. Today, the Britannia Bridge is considered an essential landmark, helping to connect the island to the mainland and serving as an iconic location in Wales.

Pont Britannia Bridge Anglesey North Wales

Second location Afon Lloer

Afon Lloer is a small river that flows through the beautiful and picturesque countryside of North Wales. The river is located in Snowdonia National Park and is a popular destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The name Afon Lloer means “Stream of the Moon” in Welsh and is a reference to the way the river glimmers and reflects the moonlight on clear nights. The river is fed by streams and tributaries that originate from the surrounding mountains and hills, and it eventually flows into the larger River Conwy. Visitors to Afon Lloer can enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking, fishing, and swimming in the clear waters. The river is also an important habitat for a variety of wildlife, including otters, dippers, and brown trout.

Afon Lloer Waterfalls North Wales 2
Afon Lloer Waterfalls North Wales 1

On to the third location Fairy Glen

Fairy Glen is a magical and enchanting spot located in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. This hidden gem is nestled in a steep gorge and features breath-taking waterfalls, moss-covered trees and rock formations, and crystal clear pools. The area is believed to be inhabited by fairies, hence its name.

To reach the Fairy Glen, visitors have to take a short walk through a wooded area before descending a steep staircase that leads to the riverbank. The glistening water and colourful vegetation create an otherworldly atmosphere, making it easy to see why local legends speak of fairies calling this place their home.

Fairy Glen offers a peaceful respite from daily life and a chance to connect with nature. It’s an ideal place for a picnic, photography, or simply soaking up the magic of the Welsh countryside.

Fairy Glen North Wales

Forth location and final location Cwmorthin

Nestled deep within the stunning Snowdonia National Park in Wales lies a hidden treasure, known as Cwmorthin. This small yet magnificent slate quarry has a long and rich history dating back to the early 19th century when it was initially opened in 1810. Since then, it has been producing high-quality slate that has been put to good use in the roofing, flooring, and construction industries. Operating for almost two centuries, this quarry has employed hundreds of talented workers and played a crucial role in the local economy, despite its location in a remote setting with challenging working conditions. Nowadays, Cwmorthin is a well-renowned tourist attraction among explorers, hikers and history buffs with its mesmerizing labyrinths of tunnels, towering inclines, and historic ruins. Although the quarry no longer produces slate, its impact and legacy still resonate within the area and its abundant tales enrich the surrounding landscape.

Cwmorthin 3
Cwmorthin 2