“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Tin mining on Dartmoor: a tour of mine remains in Challacombe valley

14jul10:00 am1:00 pmTin mining on Dartmoor: a tour of mine remains in Challacombe valley

Event Details

Explore mining remains dating from medieval times to the 20th century in the company of Challacombe farmer Mark as well as Geri.

Learn about techniques used through the ages to mine and process tin on Dartmoor. We will come across wheel pits, mould stones, buddles and more. What is a buddle, you ask? You will find out! Learn too about what life was like for miners in times past and the horrible punishments meted out to those who transgressed mining law.

We finish back at the farm with tea and biscuits.

This event is also available on a bespoke basis, with the option of a pasty or cream tea – or both!

Start point
Challacombe Farm PL20 6TD

Distance
3 miles

Knowledge level
Beginner

Walk difficulty
Fairly easy though the ground is wet, irregular and muddy in places

Children
Suitable for 10 years and above

Dogs
Welcome on a lead

Time

(Thursday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT-11:00)