Slitt Wood & West Rigg Geotrail :: Shared Description

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
by Andrew Curtis
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NY9038 : Sandstone by Middlehope Burn by Andrew Curtis
NY9038 : Woodruff (Galium odoratum), Spring Bank Wood by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Middlehope Burn running through covered tunnels at Low Slit Mine by Andrew Curtis
NY9038 : Limestone waterfalls on the Middlehope Burn by Andrew Curtis
NY9038 : High Mill, Westgate by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Panorama over Slitt Pasture Mine by Andrew Curtis
NY9038 : Former Wesleyan Chapel, Westgate by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Footpath by Middlehope Burn by Andrew Curtis
NY9040 : Middlehope Burn by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Remains of dam on Middlehope Burn above Low Slitt Mine by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Panorama from the site of Low Slitt Lead Mine by Andrew Curtis
NY9139 : Ruin near West Rigg by Andrew Curtis
NY9139 : Lead mine at West Rigg Opencut by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Middlehope Burn at Low Slitt Lead Mine by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Former crushing mill of the Middlehope Shield Lead Mine by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Spoil heaps of Slitt Pasture Mine by Andrew Curtis
NY9040 : Mine level, Middlehope by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Pond, Middlehope by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Middlehope Burn just below Slitt Mine by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Former washing floor of Low Slitt Lead Mine by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Ruin of Blacksmith's Shop, Low Slitt Lead Mine by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Wild Pansy (Viola tricolor), Middlehope Shield Mine by Andrew Curtis
NY9038 : Waterfall on the Middlehope Burn by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Middlehope Burn at Low Slitt Lead Mine by Andrew Curtis
NY9039 : Fossilised ripples in sandstone boulder, Middlehope Burn by Andrew Curtis

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Created: Sat, 14 May 2011, Updated: Sun, 3 Sep 2017

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