NY8243 : Hush at Killhope

taken 19 years ago, 3 km from Coalcleugh, Northumberland, England

Hush at Killhope
Hush at Killhope
Opencast mining the Victorian way! Miners looking for rich lead deposits in the North Pennines would dam a small stream until a large amount of water was stored, then release it down the valley where it would strip the topsoil away, exposing the underlying rocks. This hush has returned to nature, the thick layer of moss covering everything gives it a strange unreal feel and appears to deaden all noise in the area.

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Category: Hush
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Descriptive words on OS maps Automatic Clusters: · Hush [2] ·
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William Stafford   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 9 April, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 7 September, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 820 431 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:46.9541N 2:16.8555W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 821 432
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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