Wordless Wednesday….Another Favourite Place



Location:-  Magpie Lead Mine, Sheldon, Derbyshire. A part of our industrial past industrial life, high on the top of the White Peak.

8th August

(C) David Oakes 2018


11 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday….Another Favourite Place

        • Well the area is great for exploring… and all the main locations have easy access. But Magpie Mine I usually incorporate in a longer walk taking in Monsal Dale, the old railway tracks and other aspects of Derbyshires industrial heritage… Makes me 🤔 very aware just how populated the area once was

          • Yep, the whole line is a trail . The stations are used for various activities and all the tunnels are now open. Plans afoot by Peak Rail to extend there line from Rowsley northwards and to the south eventually joining up with the Great Central Railway (not sure that is at all feasible….but they hope 🙂

  1. Do you know why it’s called Magpie mine? It sounds rather intriguing. 🙂
    It’s a fantastic place and the building could become a great Holiday Let for two, maybe three small lets? Away from ‘the world’… No cellphone, no tablets… now’t but the sounds of nature.

    • Hi…I did reply earlier but it seems lost in the ether. Well if you wanted to turn these buildings into a holiday let you would have to first evict the current owners. It is the Derbyshire Lead Mining Association HQ. They use it as store and weekend accommodation plus some visitor info. They are usually off exploring one or more of the many mine shafts in the area….so maybe you could sneak in whilst they are down a mine!

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