Magpie Mine & Lathkill Dale Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jun 15

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6 hours including lunch

Join Ian on this spectacular walk in the Peak District. 

The walk stakes us out over open pasture and skirts the slopes of Bole Hill before we descend into Kirk Dale.

We progress onwards to Magpie Mine. The mine is one of the most famous lead mines in the Peak District. The workings date from 1740 by 1824 a pumping engine used to keep the mine free from water, which helped the miners extract a record amount of lead (800 tons) from the mine. A record that stood until 1871.

After exploring the mine we’ll continue on towards the Village of Monyash, where we’ll have a rest stop/refreshments.

From Monyash we head through Lathkill Dale, once a coral reef 350m years ago, passing old mine workings along the river back to our starting point.

Optional pub stop at the end of the walk.


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