Force Crag Mine
After a nice relaxng start, C and I walked along the Coledale Valley today, to Force Crag Mine. This was the last working mineral mine in the Lake District prior to it being abandoned in 1991. It had been working for 130 years before its closure. In 2015 a metal mine water-treatment scheme was opened, which prevents up to a tonne of metals (zinc, cadmium and lead) from entering Bassenthwaite Lake, 6 miles away.
The National Trust now owns the mine, and it is opened to the public on 5 days a year (sadly today wasn't one of them).
The backdrop to the mine is Force Crag and the waterfalls coming over there today were quite stunning after yesterday's rain.
Hector and Ziggy are now snoring again following their walk.
This mine would have been pretty wild back in the days, so is my contribution to Wild Wednesday, which this week is being hosted by Cailleach.
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