Dolgarrog Dam Disaster Memorial

Dolgarrog Dam Disaster Memorial

Dolgarrog Dam Disaster Memorial

Dolgarrog Dam Disaster Memorial
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Holidaygirl78
Crawley, UK25 contributions
Worth taking the time to stop
Aug 2021 • Family
The memorial walk is short - 600 yards with an optional 300 yard extension - and easily accessible from the main road. We completed the whole circuit in 30 minutes, including reading all of the information panels. It is worth taking a photo of the map at the start as it shows you where the buildings were before the disaster. The whole walk was very thought provoking and definitely worth the stop to find out more about this tragic event.
Written August 11, 2021
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Galltfaenan
Liverpool, UK83 contributions
Worth viewing
Jun 2021
Informative and worth viewing if walking in this area. It describes what happened the old aluminium factory nearby is now long gone and this location was the target of German planes during WWII.
Written June 28, 2021
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Amanda T
Lostock25 contributions
Beautiful walk
Jun 2021 • Couples
Beautiful walk, a little steep at times, but worth it to see the river and waterfalls. Sad story affiliated to this walk/memorial but a lovely tribute to those who lost their lives.
Written June 10, 2021
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Linda_Northern
Sunderland, UK138 contributions
tasteful and appropriate
Sep 2020
This small memorial of the Dolgarrog dam disaster actually consists of a couple of paths through the boulders washed down into the valley during the flood. it was peaceful and respectful with a number of information points.
Written September 22, 2020
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MikeBirdOnline
Llandudno, UK167 contributions
Calm and respectful
Aug 2019 • Couples
A modest garden monument to the fallen, very tasteful and imaginative.

This is a gem you really must visit if you are in the area.
Written August 24, 2019
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JoAnNealfie
North Wales, UK13 contributions
Very moving
Aug 2019 • Friends
I did not know this was there passing in the car and stopped I am so glad I did it was lovely and moving to read the signs and the information that was there
Written August 6, 2019
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JonMason77
Stoke-on-Trent, UK53 contributions
Beautiful little historic walk
Aug 2019 • Family
A good 1 hour activity: climbing up the trail, reading the various information boards. The woodland is beautiful, the story is interesting.
Written August 4, 2019
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Deb P
9 contributions
Interesting with nice walk
Jun 2019 • Family
Upper parts of walk steep for anyone with any mobility issues but not very long and some pretty waterfalls lower down. Nice to while away an hour and interesting if tragicbstory.
Written July 2, 2019
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Jilly2903
Llan Ffestiniog, UK1,864 contributions
Villagers died as a result of this dam disaster
May 2019 • Couples
On a recent sunny Wednesday, me and Hubby decided to return to the Dam Disaster Memorial which is located on the B5106 inbetween Llanrwst and Conwy (opposite Surf Snowdonia). There is free roadside parking. We walked around the short (but slightly steep) circular trail, reading the commemorative plaques along the way.

On Monday evening, 2.11.1925, the dam wall above the village breached. Massive boulders, debris and mud were carried down the hillside by the force of the floodwater, destroying everything in its path. The villagers could hear the church bells ringing as it was being swept away. A total of 10 adults and 6 children (aged between 4 months and 5 years) died.......R.I.P.
Written May 23, 2019
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Dick F
Crawley, UK349 contributions
A fitting tribute.
Aug 2018 • Family
A very well presented tribute to those who lost their lives in this aweful disaster so many years ago.
Written August 13, 2018
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