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Named discsLead Mining Trail


23 km / 14 miles
A convoluted walk through the Durham moors and valleys, visiting lead mining sites, using the tracks of the old packhorse trails.


Waymark: Named discs
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Named discs
Attributes: Challenging
Industrial History
Start: NZ017500 - Cowshill, Durham View on StreetMap
Finish: NY855405 - Edmundbyers, Durham View on StreetMap


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 87
OS Landranger Active 87
OS Explorer 31, 43, 307
OS Explorer Active 31, 43, 307

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Lead Mining Trail GPX Exchange Format Route File
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Route Profile:

22.8 km (14.2 miles)
707 m (2,320 ft) ascent
583 m (1,913 ft)  maximum height

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