Community Day Showcases Social Distancing
Monday (6th July) saw staff and specially invited guests take a special pre-opening tour of the social distancing measures put in place by Llechwedd as the North Wales Tourism Attraction of the Year opened its doors to the public for the first time in over three months.
Members of the Blaenau community, from local and regional authorities were invited to Llechwedd to discuss the measures, which include specially modified military trucks for the Quarry Explorer tour, social distancing signage, hand sanitization points and personal protective equipment for customer facing staff.
Guests enjoyed free Quarry Explorer tours on the newly upgraded trucks, which now include Perspex dividers and a reduced capacity, while cakes and hot drinks were available in the café – which now operates behind screens and as a takeout only service. Members of the Management team at Llechwedd were on hand to answer questions about the new restrictions.
Managing Director, Michael Bewick said; “it was a real pleasure to represent members of our community. Since we closed in March, we have had support from our team – many of whom have been furloughed – and our community. We are determined to give our visitors a great welcome whilst protecting our staff and local residents.”
On Saturday (11th July) a brand-new Quarry Walking Tour joins the award-winning truck adventure. Taking approximately three-hours, the route takes walkers through the historically rich site with a qualified Mountain Leader.
Llechwedd’s successful Slate Mountain Glamping accommodation will also reopen to guests on the 11th July. It is hoped that Welsh Government guidelines will permit the opening of the world-famous Deep Mine tour soon but indoor attractions including Mines are currently not permitted to operate.
Visitors are strongly urged to book their visit to Llechwedd in advance as reduced capacity means a space on any of the tours cannot be guaranteed on the day. Alongside this, the shop and café will be strictly card only.