Creating a better understanding and interpretation of the slate industry within select communities as well as creating a narrative for telling the story of the slate industry in North Wales.
The aim of the scheme is to create a better understanding and interpretation of the slate industry within selected communities, as well as creating a narrative to tell the story of the North Wales slate industry.
One of the key priorities identified by the Welsh Slate Task Force in the Economic Plan is the need to develop high quality destinations across the seven key sites within the nominated area; helping to meet the demands and quality expectations of the prestigious global designation.
While some areas within the WHS nomination area are already considered to be recognised tourism destinations, some have limited experience and facilities. A common theme for each is a limited understanding and interpretation of the important global industry that created these communities; there is no unified narrative to tell the story of the North Wales slate industry.
The seven areas within the nomination are:
– Ogwen (Porth Penrhyn to Bethesda)
– Dinorwig (Llanberis, Deiniolen)
– Nantlle (Penygroes to Nantlle)
– Cwm Pennant and Cwm Ystradllyn
– Ffestiniog and Afon Dwyryd (Porthmadog Railway, Ffestiniog to Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway)
– Bryneglwys, Abergynolwyn to Tywyn
This project is planned to take place in three pilot settlements within the nomination area.