March 2014

Dorothea Lakes Blog Feature

Welcome to the Dorothea Lakes Blog. A collection of links and useful information on the Dorothea Lakes complex and surrounding area including historical information and images and local events. We welcome any suggestions for additions to the Blog. To submit please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Slate Industry Feature


Head on over to to see some great historical information on the Slate Industry of North and Mid Wales, including information on Dorothea Quarry and the Cornish Beam Engine used to pump out the water from the quarry.

There are some great pictures new and old by Mr. David Sallery 

Cornish Beam Engine

History of Dorothea Quarry


Nantlle Valley Historical


The Official Dyffryn Nantlle Valley Website has some great old photographs of the Villages in the area including Dorothea Quarry

Official Dyffryn Nantlle Valley Website