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A Miner walk in the lakes

Posted 11 June 2010
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A Miner walk in the lakes
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Those wishing to grab a walking pole and take on a good hill challenge in the Lake District may wish to consider a venture being organised by the national park authority on June 20th.

Staring in the village of Glenridding on the shores of Ullswater, the Greenside and Keppel Cove walk starts at 10:15 BST and takes in 7.4 miles of mountain scenery dotted with remnants of the area's mining activity, with the walking lasting for six hours.

Those coming along have been advised to bring walking boots as well as a packed lunch to go in their backpacks.

It is designed to give an insight into the extensive mining activity that took place in the area in the past, with many people in the Glenridding area once employed in the industry.

Keppel Cove itself contains the shallow remains of what was once a larger tarn held back by a dam until it burst in a storm in 1927, causing a disastrous flood in Glenridding.

Posted by Elaine Arthur