This trip is presently fully booked.

Spend the day with us on 25th September 2022. Starting at 1045hrs, we introduce you to the geology of Nenthead Mines, followed by a walk to see the rock outcrops. After lunch, we visit Carrs mine and study the underground geology. The day finishes by 1600hrs. Donation of £15 per person.

Bring your own lunch- we offer coffee, tea and cakes. To book a place, visit the booking form below and choose 25th September 1045.



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 providing Carrs Mine trips in August, September, and October in 2022.

We are a charity with a 100% volunteer team. We ask for a donation for mine trips of £10 for adults and £5 for children. 

Scroll down this page for our Booking Form


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 of eight people and a donation of  £100  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 –  admin(at) 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.


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. 

Click on the map below for a larger view.

Site Visits to Nenthead Mines in March 2021

We are hosting visits by the Environment Agency and Coal Authority on 10th,12th,16th and 17th of March – weather permitting. Specialists will be examining the water leats and reservoir on our site, including the ones leased by the Hydro company.

They may be using ground penetrating radar to try and discover whether there are any hidden features on the site.

The visitors will also be on land owned by Weardale Estates.

The Society landholdings at Nenthead

These two maps show the areas owned by the Society. When the formal land registration process as been completed, copies of the land registry maps will be substituted for these maps. The boundaries of the land holdings are shown as red lines on the maps. Detailed maps will be added after the formal registration has been completed.

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