June 18th – Lead Mining Heritage Walk: Castleton and Pindale

Sunday June 18th 2017. Meet at 10.00am.

Leaders: Phil Wolstenholme and David Wormsley. Contact David on 07955 688017 or at meets@pdmhs.com.

A circular walk about 4 miles in length, and lasting around 5 hours. A 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.