The Guide Book – second edition


UK Price: £14.99 including p&p

Snowdonia Slate Trail guidebook

Second updated edition April 2022

(This second edition contains minor updates. We have 3 copies of the first edition available at £11. Pay directly through PayPal to

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For every book sold through the website, about £6 will go towards Trail maintenance.

“This beautiful book will lead you along secret paths to special places. ... You cannot fail to marvel at the sheer scale of the industry, the landscape, its people and their history.”
‘Crag’ Jones - first Welshman to climb Everest.

Author: Aled Owen was born and raised near Bethesda, overlooked by Penrhyn slate quarry.
He says of the trail: “Developing this Trail has really brought home to me the beauty and variety of Snowdonia, along with the hardships of everyday life during the era of the slate industry”.

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