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Guided Tour, from 8 Sep 2018, £6

Force Crag Mine

Force Crag Mine

Stunning outside, fascinating inside!


Accessible only by foot, bike or National Trust 4x4, discover one of the Lakes most quirky yet fascinating secrets located in the stunning Coledale Valley, near Keswick - you'll love it even if you're not sure mining is quite your thing!

Missed by most people, the last mineral mine to be worked in the Lake District has been lovingly restored and cared for by volunteers. A guided tour allows you to explore the above-ground processing mill and associated remains - it's as if the miners had just left for the day.

Once a hive of industry, the mining of lead, zinc and barites took place at Force Crag for over 200 years, ceasing in 1990. History, engineering, geology, archaeology and an awesome setting, Force Crag Mine has it all.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 Sep 2018 10:30 to 15:00
Sat 15 Sep 2018 10:30 to 15:00
Tours run regularly throughout the day, the first one starts at 10.30am, the last one at 3pm. Each tour lasts about an hour.


All tickets £6 (inc NT members)


  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Not suitable for children under 10. Dress for the weather. Boots recommened. The tour is to the proessing mill only, which is at ground level. there is no access to the mines underground.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 8 Sep Force Crag Mine Open Day
Sat 15 Sep Force Crag Mine Open Day


North Lakes Office

017687 74649


Head of the Coledale Valley,
Above Braithwaite,
LA22 9QZ


Please contact the North Lakes Office on 017687 74649.

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