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All about... THE MINERS' TRACK.

The Miner's Track is one of six recognised routes up Snowdon, Wales' highest mountain.

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Starting from Pen-y-Pass the seven and a half mile route ascends 2,510 feet and is regarded as a ``moderate'' walk by mountaineers. The path is so- named because it was used by Victorian entrepreneurs who hoped to exploit Snowdon for its copper.

They built the causeway across Llyn Llydaw to cart away the valuable mineral.

Higher up the hillside their abandoned buildings and workings can still be seen.

Picture: RICHARD WILLIAMS
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 29, 2003
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