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Slate industry Wikipedia

Slate mines are found around the world and the major slate mining region in the United Kingdom is Wales: in Cornwall there are a number of slate quarries (famously the village of Delabole) and in the Lake District there are numerous slate mines and quarries. 90% of Europe''s natural slate used for roofing originates from the Slate Industry in Spain.

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Hodge Close Quarry in Coniston, Cumbria. The remains of a

Hodge Close Quarry in Coniston, Cumbria. The remains of a crane submerged in a quarry approximately 152m deep. Other items include vans, cars and other machinery used when the slate quarry was active.

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Hodge Close walk National Trust

At Low Yewdale cross over the beck and take the footpath to High Yewdale. At High Yewdale, turn left and walk along the road until you see a road on the right signposted Hodge Close. Follow this up to Hodge Close until you reach the quarry. By bus. Coniston Rambler (505) runs from Windermere, Ambleside and Hawkshead.

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Heelwalker1: Coppermines, Quarries & Coniston Old Man

Aug 19, 2012 · Coppermines, Quarries & Coniston Old Man Enormous steel ropes and pipes surround (and sometimes cross) the path and there are large mounds of slate with the occasional slate hut and tunnel entrance in ruins. Down in the Coppermine Valley you can also still see the evidence of

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Hodge close finstrokes

Alternative Names: None, A disused slate quarry situated in the Tilberthwaite Valley, near Coniston, Hodge Close is one of many such slate workings in the Tilberthwaite area. The mine was worked from the 19th century to the early 1960s and is now a site much favoured by divers. Type of Dive: Hodge close is a famous quarry and cave dive.

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Hodge close finstrokes

Alternative Names: None, A disused slate quarry situated in the Tilberthwaite Valley, near Coniston, Hodge Close is one of many such slate workings in the Tilberthwaite area. The mine was worked from the 19th century to the early 1960s and is now a site much favoured by divers. Type of Dive: Hodge close is a famous quarry and cave dive.

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Hodge Close Green Slate Quarry CONISTON Cumbria UK

Getting in contact with Hodge Close Green Slate Quarry. Hodge Close Cottage CONISTON Cumbria LA21 8DJ. Tel: 0153 9437129. Hodge Close Green Slate Quarry Products & Services. Quarry

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Slate Industrial History of Cumbria

Workable slate is obtained from two main geological deposits: 1. The cleaved tuffs of the Borrowdale Volcanic Group of the Ordovician series which give the silvergrey slates of Coniston Old Man the green slates of Broughton Moor, Hodge Close and Kirkstone and the blueblack slates of

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General Coniston coppermines Mines and Quarries

Mar 24, 2019 · There''s plenty of mines in the Coniston Valley, majority of your photos (later ones) are from the Hospital Levels. Watch out for the false floors in them, often hard to tell if your stood on a solid floor or 150 year old decaying timber beams above a big drop.

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A visit to Cathedral Cavern from Tilberthwaite WalkLakes

Lake District Walk: A visit to Cathedral Cavern from Tilberthwaite, 6.0km (3.7 miles), difficulty rating 2/5. Near to Ambleside, Broughton in Furness, Coniston, Coniston Water.

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Slate Quarries In Cumbria britaine .uk

slate quarries near Cumbria slate quarries in Cumbria. slate quarries in Ambleside (2) slate quarries in Carlisle (1) slate quarries in Ulverston (1) slate quarries in Coniston (1) slate quarries in Keswick (1) slate quarries in Milnthorpe (1) slate quarries in Brampton (1) show more

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Coniston Old Man Slate Quarries

Oct 13, 2015 · Aerial video of some of the abandoned slate quarries on the Old Man of Coniston in the English Lake District.

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Coniston Old Man Slate Quarries

Oct 13, 2015 · Aerial video of some of the abandoned slate quarries on the Old Man of Coniston in the English Lake District.

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Coniston PART 2. Finding the entrance to an old slate mine

Aug 05, 2018 · https://youtu /Vefm44pKbEI Coniston PART 2. Finding the entrance to an old slate mine, and Hodge Close quarry

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Coniston Camping – Campsites near Coniston, Lake District

The village of Coniston itself is a classic Lake District community with buildings constructed out of grey slate from the nearby Tilberthwaite Slate Quarries, now a popular place with climbers. It''s the perfect place to tuck in to some hearty Cumbrian pub grub all washed down with a pint of locallybrewed beer after days exploring the

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Coniston Jake of winter hill

sledge for slate ? this is a metal bucket 30m away. a video of slate quarry 100m deep. entrance to slate quarry. there is a lot of slate still here. up the hill to the small mine. mine entrance. me with the big torch, mine exit, tunnel 30m. long,15m high at end of the tunnel this mine is loed at top of route near

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About Coniston Slate Coniston Slate

Slate Mine History. The"Old Man of Coniston" is situated in the heart of the Lakes District, it is 2,634 feet (803 m) high, and lies to the west of the village of Coniston.. The slate mines are situated on the North East flank of the Old Man, and are known as "Old Man Quarries" though sometimes given the individual names of: Brandy Crag, SaddleStone and Moss Head.

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Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave) The Visit Cumbria

The Cathedral quarries are a small network of interlinked quarries above Little Langdale. The system is best known for its main chamber, which still stands forty feet in height, and is lit by two windows off the main quarry. They are frequently referred to as Cathedral "Cave".

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Discover 460 million years of landscape change on The Old

As more slate was dug out the two quarries grew larger and crept closer to each other and to the river. Eventually, the miners at the Banishead Quarry got too close and a section supporting the riverbank collapsed. Water was diverted into the quarry, flooding it and ending all mining activity here.

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Hodge Close walk National Trust

At Low Yewdale cross over the beck and take the footpath to High Yewdale. At High Yewdale, turn left and walk along the road until you see a road on the right signposted Hodge Close. Follow this up to Hodge Close until you reach the quarry. By bus. Coniston Rambler (505) runs from Windermere, Ambleside and Hawkshead.

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Coniston Camping – Campsites near Coniston, Lake District

The village of Coniston itself is a classic Lake District community with buildings constructed out of grey slate from the nearby Tilberthwaite Slate Quarries, now a popular place with climbers. It''s the perfect place to tuck in to some hearty Cumbrian pub grub all washed down with a pint of locallybrewed beer after days exploring the

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Banishead Waterfall A Confession Torver

Coniston BP Service Station Above Torver there are disused slate quarries on the lower slopes of the Furness Fells. They open the last gate, close it and emerge onto the open fell, cross the remains of the slab bridge over Summer Cove Beck washed away in a storm earlier in the decade, and stare up at Bannishead Quarry.

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Cathedral Quarry and Hodge Close Walk The UK

Nov 06, 2011 · Cathedral Quarry and Hodge Close 14th October 2011. I climbed up the rock fall to see where the rocks had fallen from and it was quite obvious that a huge tongue of slate had fallen off. Quarries seem at first to be stable places but one has to remember that they were blasted from the fells and the cracks and shock damage actually create

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Cathedral Quarry and Hodge Close Walk The UK

Nov 06, 2011 · Cathedral Quarry and Hodge Close 14th October 2011. I climbed up the rock fall to see where the rocks had fallen from and it was quite obvious that a huge tongue of slate had fallen off. Quarries seem at first to be stable places but one has to remember that they were blasted from the fells and the cracks and shock damage actually create

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Slate Quarries In Cumbria britaine .uk

slate quarries near Cumbria slate quarries in Cumbria. slate quarries in Ambleside (2) slate quarries in Carlisle (1) slate quarries in Ulverston (1) slate quarries in Coniston (1) slate quarries in Keswick (1) slate quarries in Milnthorpe (1) slate quarries in Brampton (1) show more

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Barrow man found dead after Coniston quarry jump BBC News

Jul 11, 2018 · The body of a man has been found in a disused Lake District quarry. The 30yearold man, from Barrow, was spotted jumping "from height" into the water at Hodge Close Quarry, Coniston

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Broughton Moor near Coniston, Cumbria slate working

May 04, 2014 · Broughton Moor, Lakeland Green Slate, 7 miles southwest of Coniston, Cumbria. Polishing The photographs are part of a large collection donated by Mr. Hugh O''Neill, former Special Correspondent for Quarry Manager Journal and Cement, Lime and Gravel in the early 1960s.

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Coniston Old Man Mine or Moss head Slate Quarry Part 2

Sep 25, 2010 · Jake of winter hill. Slate Quarry Part 1, lake district. Coniston Old Man Mine or Moss head Slate Quarry part 3 » Coniston Old Man Mine or Moss head Slate Quarry Part 2, Lake District,Cumbria. sledge for slate ? tunnel 30m. long,15m high at end of the tunnel this mine is loed at top of route near old man summit. see part 1 and

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Hodge Close English Lakes

Hodge Close . OS Grid ref: NY 316017. A disused slate quarry situated in the Tilberthwaite Valley, near Coniston, Hodge Close is one of many such slate workings in the Tilberthwaite area. The mine was worked from the 19th century to the early 1960s and is now a site much favoured by divers.

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All 2019 events : Lake District National Park

Loion: Near Coniston. Grade: Moderate. Guided Walk Helvellyn Avoiding the Ridges. Guided Walk Waterfalls, Quarries and Lakeland Slate. A scenic walk by the thundering waterfalls of Skelwith and Colwith to the immense crater of Hodge Close Quarry, returning along Little Langdale.

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Honister Green Slate – Honister Slate Mine Shopping

Our products are renowned for their longevity as well as their aesthetics. Buy Honister Green Slate and you are buying an authentic slice of the Lake District from England''s last working slate mine. Our timeserved craftsmen make bespoke green slate products to your exact specifiions.

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Lakeland Slate Mine Stock Photos and Images alamy

Hodge Close Quarry in the Lake District is one of many slate workings in the Tilberthwaite Valley, between Langdale and Coniston. It is a massive The standing slate stones near the top of Castle Crag in the English Lake District.

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17. Climbing Coniston Old Man walk from Coniston car park

A walk to the summit of the ''Old Man of Coniston'' The road that once led upto the slate quarries . The small Coniston HydroElectric Scheme Holidays in near Coniston Old Man, England, Top tourist attractions of Coniston Old Man, luxury hotels near Coniston Old Man, selfering holiday cottages near Coniston Old Man, B&B in Coniston

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Hodge Close Quarry in Coniston, Cumbria. The remains of a

Hodge Close Quarry in Coniston, Cumbria. The remains of a crane submerged in a quarry approximately 152m deep. Other items include vans, cars and other machinery used when the slate quarry was active.

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Coniston, Cumbria Wikipedia

Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Historically part of Lancashire, it is loed in the southern part of the Lake District National Park, between Coniston Water, the third longest lake in the Lake District and Coniston Old Man about 25 miles (40 km) north east of BarrowinFurness.

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Hodge Close Quarry in Coniston, Cumbria. The remains of a

Hodge Close Quarry in Coniston, Cumbria. The remains of a crane submerged in a quarry approximately 152m deep. Other items include vans, cars and other machinery used when the slate quarry was active.

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Old Coppermines & Slate Quarries – Coniston Mountain

Apr 12, 2016 · The underground slate quarries, locally known as ''closeheads'' are predominantly inside the Old Man of Coniston and Brown Pike. These slate quarries can hold hidden dangers, there are internal steep passages and near vertical shafts and a large

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Bespoke slate name and number plates Coniston Slate

Experience the spectacular mountain scenery, which is home to Coniston Slate. The Coppermines and Lakes Cottages offer selfering properties in Coniston and the surrounding valleys. From centrally loed modern selfering accommodation to traditional Lakeland cottages, with 70 to choose from there is one just for you. Find Out More

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Discover 460 million years of landscape change on The Old

As more slate was dug out the two quarries grew larger and crept closer to each other and to the river. Eventually, the miners at the Banishead Quarry got too close and a section supporting the riverbank collapsed. Water was diverted into the quarry, flooding it and ending all mining activity here.

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Hodge Close walk National Trust

At Low Yewdale cross over the beck and take the footpath to High Yewdale. At High Yewdale, turn left and walk along the road until you see a road on the right signposted Hodge Close. Follow this up to Hodge Close until you reach the quarry. By bus. Coniston Rambler (505) runs from Windermere, Ambleside and Hawkshead.

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Slate industry Wikipedia

Slate mines are found around the world and the major slate mining region in the United Kingdom is Wales: in Cornwall there are a number of slate quarries (famously the village of Delabole) and in the Lake District there are numerous slate mines and quarries. 90% of Europe''s natural slate used for roofing originates from the Slate Industry in Spain.

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Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave) The Visit Cumbria

The Cathedral quarries are a small network of interlinked quarries above Little Langdale. The system is best known for its main chamber, which still stands forty feet in height, and is lit by two windows off the main quarry. They are frequently referred to as Cathedral "Cave".

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Cumbrian Slate UK Slate

Workable slate is obtained from two main geological deposits in Cumbria. Together these deposits have given us the silvergrey slates of Coniston Old Man the green slates of Broughton Moor, Hodge Close a nd Kirkstone the blueblack slates of Brathay and Longsleddale and the bluegrey slates quarried in KirkbyinFurness.

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Old Quarry Cottage Coniston The Coppermines & Lakes

Old Quarry Cottage is an endofterrace slate cottage up at the top of The Banks, on one of the highest roads in the village. Built in the early C18th these cottages were homes to the local mine workers, whilst management lived on roads below.

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Old Man of Coniston Wikipedia

The Old Man of Coniston is the inspiration for the socalled Kanchenjunga, the Lake District mountain Arthur Ransome''s Swallows and Amazons climb in the Swallows and Amazons novel Swallowdale. The slate quarries and copper mines inspired Pigeon Post, a later novel in the same series.

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Tilberthwaite Stock Photos and Images alamy

Track in the Tilberthwaite slate quarries, near Coniston, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England UK. View over Tilberthwaite Gill above Yewdale in the Lake District looking towards Wetherlam. Detail of Andy Goldsworthy''s sheepfold at Tilberthwaite near Coniston, in the Lake District.

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