Dinorwig Power Station - Added to Everything Else in Wales

I have just added this to the map of places to fly your drone at Drone Scene:

Land owner permission not required.

Parking: 53.115887, -4.113259
TOAL: 53.116994, -4.114325

I parked at Dolbadarb carpark, west of the Llyn Peris reservoir. It was a very windy day, 24 mph gusting to nearly 50mph. As such, I couldn't get the shot that I wanted. It is a beautiful site, and I will return in calmer weather.

When it was fully commissioned in 1984, Dinorwig Power Station was regarded as one of the world's most imaginative engineering and environmental project.

Today, Dinorwig's operational characteristics and dynamic response capability are still acknowledged the world over. Dinorwig is the largest scheme of its kind in Europe.

Dinorwig is comprised of 16km of underground tunnels, deep below Elidir mountain. Its construction required 1 million tonnes of concrete, 200,000 tonnes of cement and 4,500 tonnes of steel.

The station's six powerful generating units stand in Europe's largest man-made cavern. Adjacent to this lies the main inlet valve chamber housing the plant that regulates the flow of water through the turbines.

Dinorwig's reversible pump/turbines are capable of reaching maximum generation in less than 16 seconds. Using off-peak electricity the six units are reversed as pumps to transport water from the lower reservoir, back to Marchlyn Mawr.

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 29/10/2022. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Great addition. I love these places :+1: