Magpie Mine Walk
This walk visits the Magpie Mine from the Derbyshire village of Sheldon. The trail exposes you to the interesting industrial heritage of the area. There's also some fine views of the surrounding White Peak limestone countryside from the photogenic site.
You can start the walk in Sheldon village and follow footpaths south to visit the mines. The walled site includes a series of well preserved Lead Mines which date back to the 1600s. The mine closed in 1958 but has been recently restored for visitor access. It is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a popular place for a stroll.
Sheldon is very close to the popular and beautiful Monsal Dale. Just head north and you can enjoy wonderful views from Monsal Head and pick up the Monsal Trail.
PostcodeDE45 1QU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Magpie Mine Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Magpie Mine Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Magpie Mine OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Magpie Mine Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Back in Sheldon you can enjoy some post walk refreshment at The Cock and Pullet. The cosy old barn conversion serves good quality food. You can find them on the Main Street at postcode DE45 1QS.
The village itself is also a nice place for a stroll with old limestone cottages and a mid 19th century church.
The area makes for a fine dog walk. The Cock and Pullet pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south you will find the lovely Lathkill Dale. It's one of the highlights of the area with splendid footpaths along the River Lathkill to enjoy.