Peak District Mining Heritage Walks for August and September

Here are the guided walks we currently have planned for the next few months in the Peak District. Do keep checking back here, as more walks may well be added to the list.

All of these walks are free, and open to all – whether you are a PDMHS member or not. No booking is required to come on any these walks – just turn up on the day. However, if you are planning on attending with a large number of friends, it would be worth checking with us about car parking availability. As all of these walks are weather-dependent, it is also worth checking back here for any changes or cancellations before setting out.

Unfortunately, we still cannot organise any underground trips because the Society has not got insurance cover. We hope to restart underground mine trips once that situation has been resolved.

If you want to find out more information about our guided heritage walks, contact Chris James on 01246 208656, or email him at

Sunday September 10th – Magpie Mine Heritage Open Day

Magpie Lead Mine, Sheldon © Peak District Mines Historical SocietyAs one of the Derbyshire Heritage Open Day events, there will be free guided tours (lasting around 1 hour) of the buildings and other surface features of this, the last lead mine in Derbyshire to close. The first tour will start at 11.00am, and the last one at 4.00pm. No pre-booking required. Click here for more information.

Sunday September 24th – Coal Mines on Stanage Edge

Leader: John Barnatt. Contact John at

Meet at 10.30am at the car park below Stanage Edge at the north-western end of the road that runs below the edge, next to Dennis Knoll plantation (SK 228 844). Walking boots necessary.

A full day’s guided walk on the Eastern Moors looking at coal mining remains, a limekiln and a smelt mill. More details can be seen here.

Friday September 29th – Barmote Court Walk, Monyash

Leader: Adam Russell. Contact Adam at

Meet at the village cross in the centre of Monyash at 10.30am. The adjacent Smithy Cafe will be open from 9.30am for anyone wanting a good breakfast before setting out.

To mark the date of the Autumn High Peak Barmote Court, this 6-mile guided walk will visit a number of sites in the Monyash area with a general theme of lead mining law and disputes. Afterwards, there will be the option to visit the Bulls Head Inn, the traditional venue for the High Peak Court, and – in keeping with tradition – “partake of ale”. Bring a packed lunch.