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Guided mountain walk to take in former mine

Posted 16 August 2011
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Guided mountain walk to take in former mine
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A guided walk in the Lake District is set to take in some of the mining history of the area, which those donning walking boots may enjoy.

Such footwear and outdoor clothing has been described as essential for the event on the national park website, with the trek starting at 10:15 BST on August 23rd.

Beginning at the Glenridding visitor centre by the banks of Ullswater, the 7.4 mile, six-hour trek climbs up to the Greenside Mine, which is one of several former workings around the Helvellyn range of mountains.

The scenery is described as "spectacular" and those coming in their walking trousers may enjoy the proximity to England's third highest mountain and its well-known high ridges.

One feature of this area is the remains of the dam that held Keppel Cove Tarn in place until it burst in a storm in 1927, causing a dramatic and destructive cascade of water to hit Glenridding.

All that is left of the tarn now is a small pool.