Council issues Glyn Rhonwy site warning

Date: 10/07/2019

As the warmer weather approaches, Gwynedd Council is once again urging members of the public not to break into the Glyn Rhonwy site to swim or climb in water filled quarry holes or entering the former bomb storage facility on the same site.

In the past, there have been a number of reports of people either breaking or scaling the six foot steel perimeter fence at the former industrial site on the outskirts of Llanberis. That is why the Council is urging members of the public to respect the warning signs that are placed near the site  warning of the potential dangers.

Gwynedd Council’s Economy Cabinet Member, Councillor Gareth Thomas said:

“The former industrial site at Glyn Rhonwy is closed off for a reason. Anyone who ignores the numerous signs placed on the perimeter fencing is putting themseleves in unnecessary danger.

“The quarry pools that have been used for swimming by trespassers contain a number of potential hazards which could cause serious injury or worse, including under-water debris and jagged slate shards. It should also be remembered that the water temperature in these pools is usually dangerously cold even during prolonged periods of warm weather.

“We have in the past reported this matter to North Wales Police and we would urge anyone who witnesses people trespassing on the site to contact them immediately by phoning 101 or phoning 999 if someone is in danger.

“Our message to the public is simple - please keep out of this dangerous site. We are also appealing to parents to ensure that their children are aware of the dangers of trespassing on old industrial sites and to avoid swimming in any pools or lakes which may contain hidden dangers such as underwater currents or sudden deep water.”