Belnahua Quarry - a loch on an island
Ever wanted to dive or swim on a loch on a deserted island? A fairly well kept secret up till now however we have taken a few groups there this year and had so much fun we are looking to do more!! Why not come out for some exploration of Belnahua Quarry - a loch on an island.
The island was part of the slate quarrying industry in the local area, and is known as the slate that roofed the world. The slate going all over the world, even as far as New Zealand!
The buildings and machinery are all derelict, lying around the island so you can imagine how people used to work here mining the slate! You can even walk to the top of the hill and look out over the restless waters of the Slate Isles, Garvellachs and Sound of Jura.
The water is clear with lots of interesting artefacts and even fish!! However we'll not tell you all the secrets, you'll just have to come and see for yourselves! Some teaser piccies below!
We are running trips over the winter months and you can also book on as a group. Contact us
for more info.
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A swimmer in Belnahua Quarry[/caption]
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Exploring the machinery and buildings of Belnahua Island[/caption]
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Machinery still lying in the same position since the day it flooded[/caption]
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Belnahua Quarry and Island from above[/caption]