NY9039 : Former washing floor of Low Slitt Lead Mine

taken 7 years ago, near to Westgate, County Durham, Great Britain

Former washing floor of Low Slitt Lead Mine
Former washing floor of Low Slitt Lead Mine
The bare ground and short, rabbit-grazed grassland that has colonised this heavily contaminated area beside the Middlehope Burn is the habitat of NY9039 : Spring Sandwort (Minuartia verna), Low Slitt Mine
Slitt Wood & West Rigg Geotrail :: NY9038
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.
An audio-visual guide can be downloaded here:
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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, 13 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 15 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Grassland  Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9056 3914 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:44.8276N 2:8.8901W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9058 3913
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Lead Mine  Wild Flowers  Burn 

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