NY9039 : Middlehope Burn running through covered tunnels at Low Slit Mine

taken 9 years ago, near to Westgate, County Durham, Great Britain

Middlehope Burn running through covered tunnels at Low Slit Mine
Middlehope Burn running through covered tunnels at Low Slit Mine
The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) became the first area in Britain to be awarded the status of European Geopark in June 2003 and was a founding member of the Global Geoparks Network in 2004.
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The three mile Geotrail from Westgate north along the Middlehope Burn including the lead mining area of Slitt Wood and West Rigg Opencut.
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In 1997, Low Slitt became a scheduled monument protected by law and classified as of national importance. In 2008, a partnership between the landowner, Natural England and English Heritage was formed to consolidate the site and preserve the remains.

West Rigg Open Cutting SSSI LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Friday, 3 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 3 April, 2009
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Mine (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 90590 39186 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:44.8525N 2:8.8623W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 90565 39183
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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