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Offline RayKickButts

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Help Please
« on: March 08, 2009, 01:17:46 pm »
Hi guys...  a tv show called "Secret Wales Episode 4" ( next shown 10th March BBC2 ) showed a abandond vilage near blaenau ffestiniog in Snowdonia called ( Forgive the spelling dont know if its right or not) Camorthen, i'm trying to find out where it is but as i'm not sure of the spelling cant find it on maps etc

They also said its close to the A470!

Bit slack on info i know

Any help in finding would be appreciated

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Re: Help Please
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 10:09:45 pm »
Hmm, only place I can think of would be Camarthan, but would that be too obvious?  Even as a welshy welsh myself, I don't venture much out of Cardiff except when I was in TA and to climb!

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 10:54:40 pm »
Try looking on the bbc website and follow the links to the programme.

If that's no good, you should be able to find the production company from the credits at the end of the next one and then email them.
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Re: Help Please
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 11:24:17 pm »
Or you could look on google earth and follow the A470 up from cardiff :)
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Re: Help Please
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 07:59:00 pm »
BBC website is dead end did that weeks ago, have tried the company listed but no reply yet, and following the A470 on a map doesn't work either, i have all the OS maps for that region and its not on there anymore.

I'm going to try a library to see if they have any early maps of the area around blaenau ffestiniog see if i can locate it that way... i want to be sure where it is before i go up as its a bit of a trog

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Re: Help Please
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009, 11:44:15 pm »
have you tried the tourist info in Blaenau? this is really infuriating me because I did a trip around that area a couple of years ago, one of the specific things we did was go to places of interest associated with mining, and I'm sure we visited an abandoned village that sounds like what you're describing.

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Re: Help Please
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009, 11:37:10 am »
Right think i've found it

It's around an hours walk from a small village called tanygrisiau

Not on the maps anymore by the looks


Click on the pic of the ruined building and i think that may be the place


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Re: Help Please
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2009, 11:39:52 am »
Defo the place followed the photogs link and he has more pics and his map shows the lake near the buildings so certain its correct now

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1722642

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Re: Help Please
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2009, 06:23:36 pm »
And there I was thinking Wales was desolate enough...seems some of our maps don't have place names from what you've said (or they're that small they don't show up on a map)!