Peak District Mines Historical Society
Promoting and preserving mining heritage
(Registered charity No. 504662)

Events diary:

The calender below shows forthcoming society events and other events related to mining history that may be of interest.  You can click on individual days/events on the calender to retrieve further details.  If you are the organiser or promoter of a (not-for-profit) event that you would like listed here, please send details through to the webmaster - details are on the contact us page.

Some events, such as underground meets or surface walks, can be liable to last-minute changes due to weather conditions, or the ability to gain permission for access/parking/etc.  Where possible we try to keep this diary up-to-date, so it is worth double-checking meet details here prior to setting out!

Mining Heritage Walk - Cowpe Moss, Waterfoot, South Pennines. CANCELLED.

  • Dates: 21 – 21 May, 2017
  • Contact: Paul Chandler
  • Email: meets@pdmhs.com
  • Phone: 01246 220773

WE ARE SORRY TO HAVE TO REPORT THAT, DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST, THIS WALK HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED. APOLOGIES TO ANYONE AFFECTED.

Leader: Paul Chandler.

Meet 10.30am Car park and picnic site above Waterfoot (NGR SD 834214). 

A short, circular walk looking at the slate mines & quarries in this area. Moderate walk on quarry tracks to the high moors. Distance: 5 miles. Bring usual walking gear & rucksack, binoculars/Camera and a packed lunch. OS Explorer Map, South Pennines OL21. Party size is not limited, but BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Notes: 1) Walk route map available on request. 2) Paul would welcome input from any Society members planning to attend, who are familiar with this area, as he has not walked this route before. 3) (Optional) If any of the mines we find are accessible, Paul is planning to explore them. Bring helmet & lamp, old clothes/boilersuit, knee-pads, etc. 4) Walk is weather dependent and if wet and/or foggy on the day, an alternative underground trip to one of the local slate mines is planned. 5) Lift available, subject to area.   

Reference: Walk taken from "South Pennines" by John Gillham (Dalesman:1996) - Route 19, Cowpe Moss from Rossendale.