Tuesday 27 March 2012: Historic Magpie Mine remains
These are some of the most extensive surface remains of historic lead mining activity in the country, near the village of Sheldon in Derbyshire. Some of the buildings date back to the 19th century, although mining has taken place here since at least 1740.
The ground here is at an elevation of just over 1,000 feet (over 300m).
View from the lane to the south, on a good long walk around the Monyash and Lathkill Dale area. Very warm and sunny, an exceptional day for March. Once again the area will soon be feeling effects of drought if it continues like this.