Honister Slate Mine

Gaping holes in the fellside hold a great fascination for many people.  What went on - or sometimes still goes on - undergound?  Most of us are too cautious to venture very far inside these old mines, and with good reason, for often the darkness conceals open shafts or hazardous rotten loose roofing.  However now that Honister Slate Mine has been re-opened they are not just mining the lovely green slate again, but taking visitors deep into the workings.
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