Welcome to Nenthead Mines

 What is Nenthead Mines?

Nenthead Mines is a 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, watercourses, dressing-floors and 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 Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Nenthead Mines Conservation Society is a charity which cares for the site. Carrs Mine is an old lead and zinc mine which is open to visitors on special days. The NMCS  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@nentheadmines.com
  • Phone us on 07519836019
  • Write to us   c/o 14 Kirk Rise, Frosterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 2S
  • Visit us at Nenthead Smelting Mill, Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3PD (on Open Days)

How can I help the Nenthead Mines Conservation Society?

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

You can help the Society by becoming a member and joining our all volunteer team. Go to our membership page at http://www.nentheadmines.com/category/society-membership/