Although not strictly in Northumbria I have
included this item as it seemed a pity not to use the photographs.
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If you have an interest in the history of Lead
Mining this is THE place to go. Apart from having a partially restored washing and sorting
yard and numerous water wheels (that all work) this site has real live Lead Mine. Park
Level Mine is open for underground tours. A trip into Park Level is a nostagelic trip into
the past, which starts when you are kitted up with a miners hat and lamp.Guided tours lead
you deep into the mine. There is even a waterwheel in a huge cavern.