The famous green slate quarry as viewed from the path up Grey Knotts. The quarry buildings are to the left, the grey buildings by the road are a Youth Hostel, and the cars in front of them belong to walkers. It is well worth taking a guided tour of the quarry - which used to employ about 200 people at its peak in the 19th century; now there are about 30, but the slate is exported all over the world.
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© P. G. R. Rigg 09/10/2003