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 2021
The Booking Request Form is on our Open Day Booking Request Page, via the main menu.
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.
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 £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.