Author Topic: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)  (Read 547254 times)

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Hugo

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« Reply #6180 on: March 11, 2018, 02:45:38 PM »
Hopefully these photos may help to pinpoint these water falls

Hugo

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« Reply #6181 on: March 11, 2018, 04:13:03 PM »
If you know the name of the farm then you'll know where we are.

Hugo

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« Reply #6182 on: March 11, 2018, 08:01:11 PM »
Perhaps this may help?      $walesflag$

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« Reply #6183 on: March 11, 2018, 10:26:10 PM »
So many walkers on the forum have gone past this place that  I thought that it would have been too easy but only Bri has had a guess.    You can hear it before you see it but Gethin Jones would know the answer        $walesflag$

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« Reply #6184 on: March 12, 2018, 09:15:15 AM »
Last clue and this should solve it.       $walesflag$

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« Reply #6185 on: March 12, 2018, 10:43:09 AM »
Must be Afon Lledr, Gethins Bridge on the Conway Valley railway line.

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« Reply #6186 on: March 12, 2018, 11:27:22 AM »
You are spot on Mull, well done      $good$     

All the way up there in bonny Scotland and yet you identified this place on the A470.      The waterfalls are immediately behind the viaduct.

Now Gethin Jones, or to give him his full title Owen Gethin Jones  was born to a local stone mason on 1st May 1816, Owen Gethin Jones grew up to be a large building contractor from Tyddyn Gethin, Penmachno who was engaged by the Festiniog to construct the Rhiwbach Tramway between 1861 and 1863 for the quarries to the east of Blaenau Ffestiniog
He built the grand-looking station at Betws-y-coed, but is perhaps best remembered for the construction of Gethin's Viaduct, a major work of engineering on the Conwy Valley railway line between Betws y Coed and Pont y Pant.



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« Reply #6187 on: March 13, 2018, 12:36:50 AM »
Grand indeed, and now disused by the look of it.
Well done Mull, Iíve never seen or heard of it.. and judging by the lack of guesses , Iíll warrant that many of the Forum regulars havenít either.
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Hugo

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« Reply #6188 on: March 13, 2018, 11:16:42 AM »
It is a secret gem Fester, probably the lack of parking space ans a dangerous section of the A470 prevents it from being more well known.
Even Tellytubby who is a keen walker hadn't heard about it or seen it before.    The Afon Lledr flows under the first arch on the left of the photo of the viaduct and joins the River Conwy by the Fairy Glen lower down stream.
We didn't go to the Fairy Glen but I bet that was impressive too.

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« Reply #6189 on: March 24, 2018, 05:19:19 PM »
Another one for a Saturday night,  what is this and where is it in N Wales?      $walesflag$

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« Reply #6190 on: March 24, 2018, 05:46:26 PM »
I thought it looked a bit like a dam, after a bit of research my guess is.

The upper reservoir (Llyn Stwlan) and dam of the Ffestiniog pumped storage hydro-electric scheme,

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« Reply #6191 on: March 24, 2018, 06:00:11 PM »
Well done Steve, you are spot on.        $good$


We had a walk up to the Stwlan Dam in Tanygrisiau today and it was a nice walk up the steep tarmac road to the dam

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« Reply #6192 on: March 26, 2018, 10:03:15 AM »
Blimey SteveH, you were on the ball with that one. Well done, can't believe you got it from that!   :o

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« Reply #6193 on: March 26, 2018, 10:17:28 AM »
It was indeed very impressive!
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« Reply #6194 on: March 26, 2018, 10:23:13 AM »
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It was indeed very impressive!

It has, in the past, been used in car rallies, possibly the 3 Castles if my mind serves me correctly. Imagine a huge blower Bentley $good$ sailing up through those bends !
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know.