NY7136 : Mine Shaft In Mined Landscape Beside Pennine Way

taken 7 years ago, near to Lambgreen Hills [other Features], Cumbria, Great Britain

Mine Shaft In Mined Landscape Beside Pennine Way
Mine Shaft In Mined Landscape Beside Pennine Way
High on the E. slopes of Cross Fell the Pennine Way passes a good deal of evidence of old mining activity. In the distance to the left is a groove where ore was mined by surface working. Near to the camera is a capped mineshaft; some years ago the landowner of Alston Moor (of which this is part), saw fit to cap old mine shafts in the interest of 'public safety' and their own liability. Shafts were capped in two ways; by concrete slabs or, as in this case, by erecting a cage above the shaft top then surrounding it with stone to create a beehive shape. This was done where it was suspected that bats used the shaft top for roosting to allow them continued access.
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Date Taken
Friday, 4 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 24 June, 2010
Category
Mine workings (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 716 361 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.1671N 2:26.5164W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 716 361
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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