GEODAYS AND CARRS MINE TRIPS
CARRS MINE TRIPS
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 may be a little muddy in places. We welcome all children who can walk and climb stairs – we don’t take babes in arms underground.
We are a charity with a 100% volunteer team. We ask for a donation for mine trips of £11 for adults and £5 for children.
Our Geodays are an introduction to the geology and minerals of Nenthead and the North Pennines. We start at 1020hrs with a visit to rock outcrops above ground, then we have a lunch break and follow this with a below ground visit to Carrs Mine. We ask for a donation of £12 per person for this special excursion.
ORGANISED GROUP VISITS
The Society can also arrange custom group visits to Carrs Tourist Mine throughout most of the year, except for the months of July and August
A minimum donation of £110 is needed to confirm a booking for an organised group visit, subject to a volunteer guide being available. To discuss a date, please either send us an email – bookings(at)nentheadmines.com or phone 07718 385646. 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 satnav 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.