MINES AND CAKES
WHY GO TO NENTHEAD MINES?
You can take an underground tour of Carrs Mine, see our displays of minerals, mining equipment and historic photographs, and visit the 100 metre deep Brewery Shaft – where you can stand on top of the shaft.
Then round your visit off with tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
CARRS MINE TRIPS AND SITE OPEN DAYS IN 2019
Our next Open Day for mine trips is Sunday 25th August.
Later dates during this year are:
Wednesday 28 August
Sunday 15 September
Sunday 22 September
Sunday 27 October
Our mine trips take about 90 minutes. We provide lamps and helmets. We suggest that you wear outdoor clothing and footwear. The temperature underground is usually 8C. The mine is almost dry underfoot. We welcome all children who can walk and climb stairs – we don’t take babes in arms underground.
We recommend booking in advance to get a mine trip. You can book in advance on-line. Scroll to the end of this page for our on-line booking form.
You can also call 07494 497868 or email email@example.com to book your place.
You can just turn up on the day – we often have places available. Check by phoning 07494 497868.
Donations for Visits
We ask for a donation of at least £5 per person. We can accept debit cards, cash, or cheques.
All your donations go towards the conservation of the Nenthead Mines site.
We are an All-Volunteer operation.
The Society can also arrange custom group visits to Carrs Tourist Mine throughout most of the year.
A minimum of eight people and a donation of at around £70 is needed to confirm a booking for a custom visit, subject to a volunteer guide being available. To discuss a date, please either send us an email – firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07494 497868. We usually need two weeks notice of your proposed date.
HOW TO GET TO NENTHEAD MINES
We are at Nenthead, near Alston, in Cumbria. The postcode for our site entrance road is CA9 3NR. Click on the map below for a larger view.
Follow the brown tourist signs from the A689, do not stop in the first car park – follow the trackway alongside the river.