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Burbage Mines

Please note the map above is just to give an indication of where the venue is, specific details should be given in an event's details.

Description

Burbage Mines are on the north side of the road from Ringinglow to Hathersage, labelled on the 1:25000 Ordnance Survey map as "Brown Edge Quarries (disused)".  They are included on the Burbage map, but in 2008 Marcus Pinker drew a new map at 1:2500 with 2.5m contours.  He called the map Burbage Mines and the name stuck. 

It is a small area of  workings for sandstone roofing flags (colloquially "slates").  In the 1960s the council wanted to use it for a landfill site; luckily for us CPRE successfully opposed this plan.  The old workings provide a wealth of contour detail and although much of it is a bit physical (heather and tussock around the quarries, bracken and marsh surrounding), it offers great orienteering.

 

   
 
Date Event Category
Wed 19th Sep 2012, 17:00 Local
Thu 17th Nov 2016 Local
Wed 7th Nov 2018, 17:45 - 18:45 Local