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Coniston Close Slate Quarry

A large slate mine on the northern edge of the Coniston Old Man. Working has been going on for hunderads of years, starting off as simple cave workings and open pits, later developing into large underground chambers, one of which is well over 100ft in height.

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  • Old Man Moss Head And Saddlestone Quarries Slate Mine

    A large slate mine on the northern edge of the Coniston Old Man. Working has been going on for hunderads of years, starting off as simple cave workings and open pits, later developing into large underground chambers, one of which is well over 100ft in height.

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  • Coniston Old Man Mine Or Moss Head Slate Quarry Part

    About Coniston Slate Coniston Slate. 2 Slate Mine History TheOld 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 ...

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  • Old Slate Quarry Lake District High Resolution Stock

    Rydal Cave Caves at disused former old slate quarry near Rydal Water Lake District National Park Cumbria England UK United Kingdom GB Great Britain A metal wheel on an old wagon in a former slate quarry in Coniston, the Lake District, UK. Hodge Close Quarry in the Lake District is one of many slate workings in the Tilberthwaite Valley, between ...

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  • Zooming In On Hodge Close Disused Slate Quarry Lake

    Zooming in on Hodge Close Disused Slate Quarry Lake District Cumbria Zooming down to view the disused slate mine, now flooded with water at Hodge Close near Coniston in the Lake District Cumbria.

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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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  • 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 silver-grey slates of Coniston Old Man the green slates of Broughton Moor, Hodge Close and Kirkstone and the blue-black slates of

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  • History Honister Slate Mine

    For well over 300 years slate from the Honister quarries was carried by pack-horse across the high mountains to the Cumberland coast. This involved an extremely hazardous journey on steep terrain. The route the pack trains took can still be followed today and occasionally along the way one can see deposits of broken slates showing where a load ...

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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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  • Honister Green Slate Honister Slate Mine Shopping

    Buy Honister Green Slate and you are buying an authentic slice of the Lake District from Englands last working slate mine. Our time-served craftsmen make bespoke green slate products to your exact specifications. Each piece from polish, design and delivery

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  • Report Carrock And Old Man Coniston Mines Cumbria

    Nov 03, 2015 Report - Coniston Copper Mines, The Hospital Levels - October 2015 Mines and Quarries 13 Nov 3, 2015 K Report - Blind Tarn Quarry, Coniston, July 2015 Mines and Quarries 6 Aug 5, 2015 Report - Moss Head amp Spion Kop slate mines, Coniston - August 2015 Mines and Quarries 31 Aug 4, 2015 Report - Carrock and Old Man Mines, Cumbria ...

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  • The Rusland Movement Home Facebook

    The slate that featured in a recent drinks cabinet commission comes High Fell Quarry, a small scale local family run business near Coniston. The drinks cabinet has now travelled across the pond to grace the living room of a New York city apartment.

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  • The Impressive Cathedral Quarry Walk From Little Langdale

    The best place to park is Little Langdale. Beware of using google maps to get you close to Cathedral Quarry as it will give you the impression that you can drive and park quite close to Cathedral Quarry, but its on some very narrow, steep and unsuitable roadsdirt tracks with little to no road-side parking - instead head for Little Langdale and use the map above for your walk and you cant go ...

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  • Slate Workings Stock Photos Amp Slate Workings Stock

    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 Hodge Close Quarry in the Lake District is one of many slate workings in the Tilberthwaite Valley, between Langdale and Coniston.

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  • Banishead Waterfall A Confession Torver

    Above Torver there are disused slate quarries on the lower slopes of the Furness Fells. In one of these there is a spectacular waterfall - now. From the valley between The Old Man and Dow Crag, the Black Beck tumbles out of Goats Water, rushes down past Charmers Gravestone, face down, and under the Cove Bridge and the Walna Scar Road.

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  • Old Coppermines Amp Slate Quarries Coniston Mountain

    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 quantity of spoil heaps which can be unstable. The copper mines, scattered around most of the rest ...

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  • Hodge Close Slate Mine In The Lake District Stock Photo

    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 Hodge Close quarry, a former slate mine in the Tilberthwaite valley, Lake District, Cumbria, England, Uk

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  • Hodge Close Quarry David White Studio

    Hodge Close Quarry, Coniston This disused slate quarry is now a mecca for rock climbers seeking E-graded sports routes. We had taken climbing kit with us, but alas slate is a slippery as ice when even slightly wet, and in this case, water was streaming down these the bolted climbing routes.

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  • Quarries Near Coniston Cumbria Reviews Yell

    Find Quarries near Coniston, Cumbria, as well as other companies providing industrial services near you. Get reviews, contact details, opening hours and photos, or send your enquiry through Yell.com.

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  • Old Man Of Coniston Walk Photos Amp History

    The Lake District village of Coniston is one of the most popular centres for walking, with numerous well-trodden trails centring on the village and several handy shops catering to walkers. Probably the most popular walk, especially for families and beginners, is the ascent of the Old Man of Coniston, the peak that towers over the village and the expanse of Coniston Water.

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  • Slate Stone In Cumbria

    Chalk, Slate amp Stone - Elterwater Quarry Maintenance, LA22 9HY Ambleside, Cumbria - Telephone 015394376.... 7. Hodge Close Green Slate Quarry. Coniston Cumbria. Chalk, Slate amp Stone - Hodge Clo, LA21 8DJ Coniston, Cumbria ...

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  • Honister Via Ferrata Mine Tours Lake District Adventure

    Located at the head of Honister Pass in the centre of the Lake District, Honister Slate Mine offers a range of indoor and outdoor adventures for a range of ages and abilities. Honister is also the last working slate mine in England and home to the iconic Westmorland Green Slate.

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  • Burlington Stone Home Facebook

    Our Brandy Crag Silver emanates from Burlingtons Brandy Crag quarry in the Coppermines Valley, located close to the famous village of Coniston. As its name suggests, it is a silver-grey natural stone that exhibits softer, lighter tones and shades than Burlingtons popular grey Brandy Crag stone.

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  • Hodge Close Slate Mine Information And Photos

    Just one of many slate workings in the Tilberthwaite Valley, near Langdale. This was worked on a large scale from the 19th century to the early 60s small scale. The quarry was worked as a open pit now flooded by 150ft with levels and chamber coning off the bottom, access levels and above the pit.

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  • Coniston Water Prints Photography By James Bell

    The Silver Birch contrasting with the rich Blue Slate of Hodge Close Quarry near Coniston. Zoom. Buy Now coniston-prints Coniston Shore. 2 Reviews A snow capped Coniston Old Man over Coniston Water. A perfectly clear sky and calm conditions make this a classic Lakeland scene. Zoom. Buy Now

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