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May 21, 2023

Dinorwig's stubborn pinnacle

The volcanic rock pinnacle called Y Ceiliog Mawr ('big cockerel') is a landmark in the vast remnants of Dinorwig slate quarry. Now you can scan our QR codes where the footpath starts descending towards Nant Peris to discover why the Ceilog was a hazard and ...

that it survived several concerted demolition attempts. One of the blasts was so powerful that police warned Llanberis residents to open their doors and windows and stay outside at the appointed time. For more about the Ceiliog, scan the QR codes on the fence with your smartphone or click here