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Now that the consolidation of the Arches is just about complete and the nights are drawing in, the opportunities are opening up for creative and artistic ways to get involved with exploring and sharing the stories of ┬áthe smelters and carriers. If you’re interested in finding out more about one or more of the activities, ┬ávisit the Get Involved page or email Mandy Roberts, the project’s Volunteer and Events Coordinator on



The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467