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Middle Greenlaws Level Mine and WW II Aircrash Site

Fluorspar on the Daddry Shield burn at Middle Greenlaws Level lead mine, Weardale

Just added an article that discusses a location we visited on Sunday9th February 2014. Middle Greenlaws Level lead and ore works is also the site of the WWII aircrash that resulted in the loss of all seven of the crew of a RAF Wellington bomber. After reading an archaeological report in Durham County Council’s ‘Archaeology County Durham’ magazine I was keen to see the mine site for myself and can confirm that it is one of the most interesting lead mine sites in the dale. We’ve added it as a walk but bear in mind that both ends of the site can be visited, permission needs to be obtained from the landowner to walk through the site itself as it doesn’t lie on a public right of way.