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Car Rally, Fri 5 Oct 2018

LL41 3NB


Taking advantage of the new closed roads legislation, Friday's Wales Rally GB schedule is based in the fearsome forests of North Wales, with eight speed tests split either side of a midday return to the busy Rally Village in Deeside for service. Stages 5 & 6 are at the Llechwedd slate caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog

The day opens close to Ruthin in the classic Clocaenog Forest (Stage 2 - 07:57) and then features two new stages both using stretches of closed public highway to link forest sections together and create greater challenges. The first is an exciting new combination of last year's Brenig and Alwen stages (Stage 3 - 08:33), the second is further west in the famous Penmachno Forest (Stage 4 - 09:49). All three of these stages are repeated in the afternoon - Stage 7 Clocaenog 14:41, Stage 8 - Brenig/Alwen 15:17 & Stage 9 - Penmachno 16:33.

Adding to the spectator experience, Friday's programme also includes an all-new stage at Slate Mountain, where cars will run twice in quick succession, providing visitors with a double dose of WRC thrills. The world-famous Llechwedd slate caverns near Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia is the venue. Stages 5 & 6 - 10:43.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Fri 5 Oct 2018


Day Pass £28.00. World Rally 4 Day Pass £99.00.


LL41 3NB

Location and nearby places


Plan route to The Slate Caverns using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 699470  Lat: 53.00505 Long: -3.93984

The Slate Caverns are located adjacent to the A470 less than 1 mile north of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The town is approximately 6 miles from the A487/A470 junction to the south and 11 miles from the A470/A5 junction to the north.

The Conwy Valley mainline railway terminates here as does the Ffestiniog railway.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Blaenau Ffestiniog station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
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