The Peak District is famous for its dramatic and wild landscapes. But many people are unaware that on the high gritstone edges and deep within the dramatic limestone gorges are the remains of an ancient industry. For over 4,000 years, lead, copper and other minerals have been excavated from deep beneath the land. This book explores the history of mining in the Peak District. From the largest mines driving miles of passages, to small workings in remote places, the whole sweep of mining in the Peak District is explored. This book gives the explorer a guide to the best the area has to offer, in both surface and subterranean remains. With a detailed geological primer, historical introduction and guided walks, the main site accounts are accompanied by numerous maps, plans and photographs.
The Mines of the Peak District is A5 in size, 380 pages in length, illustrated in black & white and with full colour card covers.
Price £20 + £3 Post and Packaging (UK Only)