Here's a few photos of our walk...
|Having parked in Westgate the path enters Slitt Wood near High Mill.|
There are several small falls in the beck, nicely lit today with the sunlight through the canopy.
|As you leave the wood behind (and the perils of the collapsed path) the first indication that the mine is just round the corner is this row of Bouseteams|
|One of the excellent information boards above the Main Shaft 177m deep (thankfully capped by a concrete slab) Imagine descending that on rudimentary wooden ladders by candlelight before you actually start work! Health and Safety....Pahh!|
|Continuing up the valley on what appears to be the trackbed of an old tramway we arrived at the remains of the washing floors at Middlehope Sheild.|