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Ron Rees Davies - on 02 Jul 2018

Saw several groups of young people, mainly female, dressed more for Benidorm than Pen y pass, walking up from Nant Peris today. All following directions on their mobile phones to the same destination: Snowdon's Secret Infinity Pool! 

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/trips-breaks/secret-infinity-pool-nestled-mountains-14770454

 

subtle on 02 Jul 2018
In reply to Ron Rees Davies:

> Saw several groups of young people, mainly female, dressed more for Benidorm than Pen y pass, walking up from Nant Peris today. All following directions on their mobile phones to the same destination: Snowdon's Secret Infinity Pool! 

Man, that looks lush! Do you have a gps of it you can post here?

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Ron Rees Davies - on 02 Jul 2018
In reply to subtle:

You'll have to find it yourself. But there havent been many things built in the pass in the last few years, and it's 'generating' a lot of interest!

Simon Caldwell - on 02 Jul 2018
In reply to Ron Rees Davies:

Given where the water ends up I'd be surprised if the pool didn't get covered over relatively soon

Sandstone Stickman - on 02 Jul 2018
In reply to Ron Rees Davies:

Apparently this has caused big issues for the fresh water supply at the CGM CC Hut...

Its a shame because there are loads of genuinely beautiful natural pools all over the place for those who want to find them but this is just a clickbait article "the secret no one wants you to find"!

Sean Kelly - on 02 Jul 2018
In reply to Ron Rees Davies:

Carreg Wastad in the background, so this must be something related to the private hydro scheme I'm guessing?

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syv_k - on 02 Jul 2018
In reply to Ron Rees Davies:

If it is a hydro generation scheme, does that mean that when someone flips a switch somewhere, all the swimmers get sucked down a plughole?

GrahamD - on 03 Jul 2018
In reply to syv_k:

Or get fired back out again when the grid is generating excess electricity ? I can see why this would be a great tourist attraction

Rigid Raider - on 03 Jul 2018
In reply to Ron Rees Davies:

Bonkers! It's just a poxy little catchment dam mostly filled with rocks, with an overspill into the pipe. Anybody who goes walking will be able to point out far nicer places to swim anywhere in British mountains. My fave of all time is in Glen Etive and you don't even break into a sweat getting there because it's right beside the road.

mysterion on 04 Jul 2018
In reply to Ron Rees Davies:

They must think it's a 'hot tub' or something. Tripadvisor says: someone needs to turn the bubbles on, where do I complain?

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tagscuderia on 04 Jul 2018
In reply to Ron Rees Davies:

There must have been about 20 people in it last Saturday!!

Thankfully I'd already enjoyed a dip in Llyn Bach which is a far nicer spot and much quieter thanks to it being more than 50m from a lay-by. So I'm quite happy to let the hoi polloi have that tiny spot.

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Ron Rees Davies - on 04 Jul 2018
In reply to tagscuderia:

> I'm quite happy to let the hoi polloi have that tiny spot.

...and the 20 parking spaces they'll take up at the Cromlech / Wastad layby's ?

 

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GrahamD - on 05 Jul 2018
In reply to Ron Rees Davies:

> ...and the 20 parking spaces they'll take up at the Cromlech / Wastad layby's ?

If they get there early enough, why not ? 

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tagscuderia on 05 Jul 2018
In reply to GrahamD:

Yeah I'd be surprised if they bowled up early enough to park in the lay-bys, I've never found a space so fair play if they manage! And now that it's not a "secret," I'm sure that it will loose its allure; sharing a small pool with countless strangers... ?

tingle - on 05 Jul 2018
In reply to GrahamD:

I might invest in one of those inflatable military decoy tanks so i can reserve my spot. Or i could stop rocking up mid-afternoon... 

timjones - on 05 Jul 2018
In reply to Ron Rees Davies:

Good luck to them, the early bird catches the worm ;)

GrahamD - on 06 Jul 2018
In reply to timjones:

At least the boulderers have a time advantage over everyone else as they don't need to bother putting a shirt on.  Trad climbers can pretend to be Alpinists.

Ron Rees Davies - on 08 Jul 2018
In reply to Simon Caldwell:

> I'd be surprised if the pool didn't get covered over relatively soon

SNPA are apparently talking about a wire mesh cover:

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/disgraceful-party-goers-wrecking-infinity-14880498

 

dilatory - on 08 Jul 2018
In reply to Ron Rees Davies:

On a serious note, these wankers are likely to cause access tensions. Might it have a knock on effect with the boulders lying nearby? Be a shame, the Wavelength circuit is one of the best. 

Mike Peacock on 09 Jul 2018
In reply to dilatory:

Seems unlikely, surely? It's all designated as open access land.


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