Project Blog

Newcastle Journal think we’re Oresome too Alongside a gallery of cracking photos, one of their top journalists, Tony Henderson, wrote: “Volunteers behind a celebration of centuries of lead mining history were able to drink to the… read more

Autumn Events – UPDATES!

Events Autumn 2014 In the Footsteps of the Lead Miners – Guided Walk, Allendale Thursday 2nd October. 10.30am  – 3.30pm. Part of the North Pennines Walking Festival 8 mile walk… read more

Slaley Show entries

Found interesting ‘artefacts’ in your garden? Have art works inspired by the Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers, the lead routes, the pack ponies? Enter them for the Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers… read more

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