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Conlig/Whitespots Lead Mines

The Conlig/Whitespots area has been an important centre for lead mining since at least 1780 with mining ceasing in 1899.It was a significant source of lead in the fits half of the 19th century,working a well defined mineralised zone along a N-S fault line in the Silurian country rock.The remains of a windmill,engine houses and chimneys are important reminders of our mining history and industrial heritage.





We will be sticking to well defined paths but some steepish gradients plus some loose material underfoot.Walking poles can be useful.If planning to to handle mine spoil, you may want to bring a handwash with you.

Depending upon the weather we can nosh and natter towards the end of the walk- there are no picnic tables/benches.