Welcome to Nenthead Mines

 What is Nenthead Mines?

Nenthead Mines is an important historic place at Nenthead, near Alston, in Cumbria, UK.  This remote valley is covered by remains from the lead and zinc mining industry of the North Pennines, including mine entrances, dumps and old buildings.  The site includes a geology Site of Special Scientific Importance and is notable for rare lichens and plants growing on the metal-rich mine dumps. Most of the valley is a National Ancient Monument.

Carrs Mine is an old lead and zinc mine which is open to visitors on special days. Our volunteer team provide guided trips into the mine.

When can I visit?

Come and see us at Nenthead!  Click on our  Carrs Mine Trips and Open Days  Page for the dates of our Mine trips and site Open Days. You can go underground on one of our Open Days.

How do I contact Nenthead Mines?

Email us via  admin(at)nentheadmines.com

Phone us on 07519836019

Write to us   c/o 14 Kirk Rise, Frosterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 2SF

Visit us at Nenthead Smelting Mill, Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3PD (on Open Days)

Who looks after the Mines?

The Nenthead Mines Conservation Society is a volunteer charity which cares for, manages and maintains this historic site. Most of the site is owned by Cumbria County Council and is operated on their behalf by the  Society. We need your help to look after this wonderful valley.

How does the Society operate?

We are a voluntary charitable incorporated organisation ( number 1166281) that raises money to maintain and look after the valley. A copy of the Governing document is here: NMCS Governing Document

How can I help?

You can join the Society by completing a Membership Application.   You may download a copy of the form from    Membership Form    .   Alternatively, you can ask for a paper copy by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to:Sheila Barker, NMCS, The Rise, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3DB.  if you want to know, come and visit on an Open Day or on one of our members Working Days. We have a Facebook Page.

You can give a donation to the Society by PayPal. the Pay Pal button is at the bottom of this page.