Sunday, 26 June 2011

BMW to Hexham Moor

Stublick Chimney
     A forecast for a really hot day meant it was time to get the motorbike out. I don't take the heat easily! I rode over Hartside to Alston and down Allendale to explore the area south of Hexham. The northern Pennines have given up great riches over the years, mineral wealth in lead, silver, and coal. I looked at many sites, mostly those which I had visited before. A new area though, Langley Mill, or rather the remains of it. The smeltmill chimney still stands at 100ft high, the flue from the mill is there if you know where to look and the chimney has its own name "Stublick".

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