Coniston Copper Mines 2024

This lovely valley is honeycombed with old copper mines. Begun around 1600, they eventually became the largest and most profitable in northern England. Some of the shafts were 335 metres (1,100ft) deep. But output steadily declined, and the death blow came when world copper prices fell in the late 19th century.


Operator: Lake District National Park Authority

Address: South Lake District Nr Coniston Cumbria

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