Peak District Mining Heritage Walks for October

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

All of these walks are free, and are open to all (not just PDMHS members) and no pre-booking is required – just turn up on the day. However, as the walks are all weather-dependent, if you contact us in advance to let us know you’re interested, we can keep you informed by email of any changes or cancellation in the event of bad weather. You can contact us at Any changes due to weather conditions will also be posted on the website, so it is advisable to check back here before you set out.

Also, if you are planning on attending with a large number of friends, it would be worth checking with us in advance about car parking availability. 

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 mining and industrial heritage walks, contact Chris James on 01246 208656, or email him at

Sunday, October 15th – Lead mining remains in the Castleton, Pindale and Dirtlow Rake area.

Leader: David Wormsley. Contact David on 07955 688017 or at

Meet at 10.00am in the pay & display car park in Castleton (next to the Tourist Information Centre) – Grid Reference SK149830.

An easy grade 5 mile walk looking at some of the lead mining remains in Pindale and along Dirtlow Rake. Full details can be seen here.

Sunday October 29th 2017 – Stanton Moor Quarries

Leader: Chris James. Contact him at at or on 01246 208656.

Meet at 10.30am in the (free!) public car park at Birchover, just opposite the entrance to Birchover Quarry (OS grid ref. SK242625).

A 4 mile circular guided walk to look at some of the industrial and archaeological heritage of Stanton Moor. All welcome, but dogs must be kept on a lead because of grazing sheep. Full details can be found here.