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.

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Lead Mining Heritage Walk - Castleton and Pindale

  • Dates: 18 – 18 Jun, 2017
  • Contact: David Wormsley
  • Email: meets@pdmhs.com
  • Phone: 07955 688017
Leaders: Phil Wolstenholme and David Wormsley.

A circular walk about 4 miles in length, and lasting around 5 hours. An fairly easy grade walk on footpaths and tracks, but which also involves about 700ft of ascent and crossing stiles. No pre-booking required - everyone welcome.
The walk starts at 10.00am from the Pay & Display Car Park in Castleton (next to the Tourist Information Centre), from where we will follow the Limestone Way up Cave Dale to Dirtlow Rake. After visiting the sites of Hazard Mine, How Grove, Fire Scrin opencut, and Siggate Head Mine, we will head down Pindale to look at the veins there, and and also see some good examples of the specialist lead-tolerant flora which grows there - which should be looking at its best at this time of year. Then on down to Pindale End Mine with its impressive engine house, before heading back to Castleton.
Be sure to bring a packed lunch and something to drink.