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Blue pool

A walk up to a disused slate quarry. There is a tunnel through the cliffs around a deep pool coloured blue by dissolved natural materials. Wear waterproof shoes.

The quarry is fascinating but you need to take great care with children. There are tempting things to do but there are high cliffs and the pool is very deep. It is possible to look over the edge and see the rocks below the surface disappearing into the depths.

Walk up Fordd Panteinon at Friog and turn right after about half a kilometre on a way-marked path. Follow the rough road up into the hills. The path is steep, but quite short.

Start of the route to Blue Pool

Turn off the road through the gate on the right.

View back over Barmouth from the walk up to the quarry.