Carrs Mine Trips and Open Days – from our all-volunteer team

OUR OPEN DAYS AND MINE TOURS ARE SUSPENDED  UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Please help us all by staying away from the Mines. Thankyou


CARRS MINE TRIPS AND SITE OPEN DAYS

Our Carrs Mine trips take about 90 minutes. We provide lamps and helmets. We suggest that you wear outdoor clothing and footwear. The temperature underground is around 8C. The mine is usually dry underfoot, but maybe a little muddy in places. We welcome all children who can walk and climb stairs – we don’t take babes in arms underground.

OPEN DAYS IN 2020

Supporting the national initiative to minimise the effects of Covid 19, we have cancelled our planned Open Days for  2020. Depending upon circumstances, we may re-open later in 2020.

Update 12 July 2020 :  we do not have any planned Open Days

Travelling to Nenthead Mines

Please see our advice at the bottom of this page – follow our signs from the Village Car park at Nenthead. Do not stop in the first car park – follow the trackway alongside the river.

We are an All-Volunteer operation.


GROUP BOOKINGS

The Society can also arrange custom group visits to Carrs Tourist Mine throughout most of the year.  We are not presently accepting any group bookings.(12 July 2020)

A  minimum of eight people and a donation of  £80  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 –  admin(at)nentheadmines.com or phone 07494 497868.  We usually need two weeks notice of your proposed date.

We do not offer Carrs Mine tours from November through to late March. We carry out mine maintenance during this period.


HOW TO GET TO NENTHEAD MINES

We are at Nenthead, near Alston, in Cumbria.

The postcode for our site entrance road is CA9 3NR.

Follow the brown tourist signs from the A689, do not stop in the first car park – follow the trackway alongside the river. 

Click on the map below for a larger view.