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Discover 460 million years of landscape change on The Old ...

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As more slate was dug out the two quarries grew larger and crept closer to each other and to the river. Eventually, the miners at the Banishead Quarry got too close and a section supporting the riverbank collapsed. Water was diverted into the quarry, flooding it and ending all mining activity here.Read more

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Download this stock image: Hodge Close Slate Mine in the Lake District - BARHB0 from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.Read more

Hodge close - Finstrokes

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Alternative Names: None, A disused slate quarry situated in the Tilberthwaite Valley, near Coniston, Hodge Close is one of many such slate workings in the Tilberthwaite area. The mine was worked from the 19th century to the early 1960s and is now a site much favoured by divers. Type of Dive: Hodge close is a famous quarry and cave dive. Suggested experience: Quarry-Dive Leaders The tunnels ...Read more

Dow, Coppermines & Slate – FRCC

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There are numerous slate quarries between Little Langdale to the north and Coniston to the south. Hodge Close is by far the best known of them giving many long and exciting pitches with the usual caveat that slate quarries can be loose on varying scales, from …Read more

Banishead Waterfall - A Confession - Torver

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Above Torver there are disused slate quarries on the lower slopes of the Furness Fells. In one of these there is a spectacular waterfall - now. From the valley between The Old Man and Dow Crag, the Black Beck tumbles out of Goat's Water, rushes down past Charmer's Gravestone, face down, and under the Cove Bridge and the Walna Scar Road.Read more

Abseiling At Hodge Close Quarry Lakeland - mining machine

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Moss Rigg spoil heaps seen from Hodge Close, near Tilberth ...

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Jun 25, 2011· Moss Rigg spoil heaps seen from Hodge Close, near Tilberthwaite, Coniston, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, UK The lone surviving building in view (~700 m away) was part of Moss Rigg slate quarry, the cliff-sided pit of which is on the left, behind its spoil heaps.Read more

Quarries near Coniston, Cumbria | Reviews - Yell

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Quarries near Coniston, Cumbria. Filters. Close filters. View map. Sort by relevance. Relevance Distance View map View map. View map. Filter results. Content Websites Photos Messaging ... More info for Burlington Slate Ltd. D. Honister Slate Mine. Quarries. Website. Call Tel 017687 77230 .Read more

About Coniston Slate | Coniston Slate

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Slate Mine History. The"Old Man of Coniston" is situated in the heart of the Lakes District, it is 2,634 feet (803 m) high, and lies to the west of the village of Coniston.. The slate mines are situated on the North East flank of the Old Man, and are known as "Old Man Quarries", though sometimes given the individual names of: Brandy Crag, SaddleStone and Moss Head.Read more

hodge close quarry

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Hodge Close Quarry - Coniston, Ambleside, Cumbria - Lake District. Hodge Close Quarry, Coniston, Ambleside - Hodge Close Quarry is an extreme diving location set on the outskirts of Coniston. The deep sided slate walls and... >> Get QuotationRead more

Holme Fell - Wikipedia

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Hodge Close bears the remains of quarrying (see below), as does Uskdale Gap. To the west of the Gap are two small tarns. These were built as reservoirs for the quarry, with the water used to operate a funicular to raise slate to ground level. A further artificial water body is Yew Tree Tarn beside the Ambleside-Coniston road. This was dammed to ...Read more

Tilberthwaite, Hodge Close, Cathedral Cavern & Slater ...

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Tilberthwaite, Hodge Close, Cathedral Cavern & Slater Bridge Inside Cathedral Cavern This Little Langdale walk is a long one for children, at just over five-miles that will be wearying for younger travellers. However, you will find plenty to motivate younger walkers here. There is a huge cave to explore, abandoned quarries with loose slate screes for building towers, trees to climb and more.Read more

Hodge Close Quarry - Visit Cumbria

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Hodge Close Quarry is just one of many slate workings in the Tilberthwaite Valley, between Langdale and Coniston. This was worked on a large scale from the 19th century to small scale in the early 1960s. Hodge Close Quarry is a massive excavation of light green coloured slate, sheer-sided and unfenced, with an original worked depth from ground ...Read more

Slate industry - Wikipedia

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The slate industry is the industry related to the extraction and processing of slate.Slate is either quarried from a slate quarry or reached by tunneling in a slate mine.Common uses for slate include as a roofing material, a flooring material, gravestones and memorial tablets, and for electrical insulation.Read more

Hodge Close Quarry & Caves, Coniston – Family Walks and ...

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Apr 17, 2017· Hodge Close Quarry & Caves, Coniston. Hodge Close quarry and caves is certainly an adventure, for young and old alike! A couple of miles north of Coniston, you can park for free at GR 315017 on OS map OL7. Hodge Close offers some amazing views of its massive water filled cavern, from both the top and bottom.Read more

Quarrying | Industrial History of Cumbria

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Coniston Old Man slate quarry, C16-C20 SD 280 980 Adit (many), stables, dressing shed (x9), office, pipeway, quarry, railway, ropeway, smithy, spoil heap, stone sawing millRead more

Make no bones about it, this is Britain¿s scariest cave ...

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Dec 07, 2011· The lake at the abandoned slate quarry near Coniston, in Cumbria, is an eerie enough site - but as this image shows if you turn your head you are …Read more

Broughton Moor near Coniston, Cumbria - slate working

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Broughton Moor, Lakeland Green Slate, 7 miles south-west of Coniston, Cumbria. Polishing The photographs are part of a large collection donated by Mr. Hugh O'Neill, former Special Correspondent for Quarry Manager Journal and Cement, Lime and Gravel in the early 1960s.Read more

Slate | Industrial History of Cumbria

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Workable slate is obtained from two main geological deposits: 1. The cleaved tuffs of the Borrowdale Volcanic Group of the Ordovician series which give the silver-grey slates of Coniston Old Man; the green slates of Broughton Moor, Hodge Close and Kirkstone; and the blue-black slates of …Read more

A framed print of Details in Hodge Close Quarry close to ...

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Slate Square. Reference: DSC6605. Brand: Details in Hodge Close Quarry close to Coniston and Tilberthwaite in the Lake District. Editions. ... Details in Hodge Close Quarry close to Coniston and Tilberthwaite in the Lake District. print info. Picture Sizes. 30 x 30cm Print. External size once framed. - 47 x 47cm for the Oak Frame and 44 x 44cm ...Read more

Hodge Close walk | National Trust

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Go through the gateway beside the house and back onto the tarmac road, passing an entrance down into Hodge Close quarry on your left. Hodge Close Quarry is a dramatic example of man's influence upon the appearance of a landscape, featuring a huge cavern with a water filled bottom which dominates the landscape, along with large spoil piles from the slate mining.Read more

Cumbrian Slate - UK Slate

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Workable slate is obtained from two main geological deposits in Cumbria. Together these deposits have given us the silver-grey slates of Coniston Old Man; the green slates of Broughton Moor, Hodge Close a nd Kirkstone; the blue-black slates of Brathay and Longsleddale; and the blue-grey slates quarried in Kirkby-in-Furness.Read more

Slate quarries in Cumbria - britaine.co.uk

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Hodge Close Green Slate Quarry Ambleside / Cumbria Slate & Slate Products - 2 Fitz Steps - Little Langdale, LA22 9PA Ambleside, Cumbria - Telephone: 📞 015394371... .Read more

Hodge Close Slate Mine information and photos

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Just one of many slate workings in the Tilberthwaite Valley, near Langdale. This was worked on a large scale from the 19th century to the early 60s (small scale). The quarry was worked as a open pit (now flooded by 150ft) with levels and chamber coning off the bottom, access levels and above the pit.Read more

Now THAT's a rocky horror show! Haunting cliff face ...

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Oct 30, 2015· The abandoned Hodge Close slate quarry, which is 70 metres deep from the surface and has a 20 metre deep lake, is riddled with underwater tunnels, near Coniston, Cumbria in …Read more

Report - - Hodge close slate quarry, Coniston, May '11 ...

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Jan 28, 2019· Report - Hodge close slate quarry, Coniston, May '11. Thread starter drhowser; Start date Jul 4, 2011; drhowser Bespectacled & irrelevant. Regular User. Jul 4, 2011 #1 Visited solo Hodge Close is one of many slate workings in the Tilberthwaite Valley, near Langdale. This was worked on a large scale from the 19th century to the early 60s (small ...Read more

Honister Green Slate – Honister Slate Mine Shopping

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Buy Honister Green Slate and you are buying an authentic slice of the Lake District from England's last working slate mine. Our time-served craftsmen make bespoke green slate products to your exact specifications. Each piece – from polish, design and delivery …Read more

Hodge Close Quarry in Coniston, Cumbria. The remains of a ...

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Hodge Close Quarry in Coniston, Cumbria. The remains of a crane submerged in a quarry approximately 152m deep. Other items include vans, cars and other machinery used when the slate quarry was active.Read more