Minera Lead Mines

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Minera Lead Mines
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RJD
6 contributions
Needs a bit of TLC
May 2021 • Couples
We walked from Nant Mill to the lead mines. There is a large car park which was good. The facilities were closed. It was open to look around and you could just walk in. It is quite an interesting site but could do with better signage regarding the different areas and their history. A lot of the areas could do with some repair as wood has rotted/been vandalised. Weeding or at least some sort of maintenance of plants is also required in places. It has the potential to be quite an interesting site - perhaps the local community could set up a volunteer group to assist this attraction and preserve it.

We didn’t venture into the country park.
Written May 2, 2021
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lynne j
Dartford, UK420 contributions
So very interesting
Sep 2020
Smashing place and almost deserted when we visited, almost had it to ourselves.
We completed the long route, so included the quarry as well, one steep incline but the rest was easy walking.
So much history and so unspoilt.
We had a great view of a buzzard, icing on the cake.
Written September 20, 2020
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Julian wilkinson
Wrexham, UK11 contributions
Great history
Apr 2019
Great local history a wonderful place to wander around and learn about the lead mining industry free to all the area covers a quarry disused railway lines and a visitor centre be prepared to spend a good few hours exploring
Written March 5, 2020
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kathy b
Chaffee, MO11 contributions
Bon Tere Lead Mine tour
Oct 2019 • Family
This was a fun and educational tour. We had our 7 and 10 yr old grandchildren and 92 yr old mother. There was a lot of walking which we had been warned. The children stsued awed. The admission is pricey and we probably won't return due to this. The tour guide gave us good information
Written November 5, 2019
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David G
Wirral, UK6 contributions
Mines museum is well worth a visit and a good base for a walk
Sep 2019
This site is well worth a visit. If the centre is open, the display in it is of great interest. Even if it's shut, a walk round the site is well worth it, the engine house and chimney are very striking. There's a large free car park, and you can do a number of walks based here, from easy walking along the Clywdog way and old railway track, the harder hill ascents, I did a walk incorporating both.
Written September 22, 2019
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Jen & Andy
Wigan, UK27 contributions
Industrial History and Dog Walking
Aug 2019 • Friends
A little off the beaten track at the head of a valley.
Plenty trails to follow and the mines have a small but thorough info centre shown the history and geology of the place.
Free Car Parking - very interesting but please go when visitor centre is open to get full benefit.
30-45 mins for the mines/centre.
As long as you need to do the paths, viewpoint and quarry.
Written August 22, 2019
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pdliverpool
Liverpool, UK63 contributions
Disappointed
Aug 2019 • Couples
Read some of the reviews and decided to go, after following the sat nav from Wrexham town centre arrived on a Sunday afternoon about 15.30 the visitors centre and toilet was open but there didn’t appear much to see or do, had a walk around the old building but it was fenced off so only had the information in the centre to go by, so unless you want to walk your dog I’d not bother again.
Written August 7, 2019
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Jilly2903
Llan Ffestiniog, UK1,846 contributions
Interesting Industrial Ruins - FREE ENTRY
Mar 2019 • Couples
Hubby and me visited here yesterday morning (Saturday). It is located not far from Coedpoeth on the outskirts of Wrexham. We followed the brown signs along the B5426 country lane. There is a large free car park with a toilet block (locked when Visitor Centre closed) and picnic area. We were welcomed by a very knowledgeable chap in the Mini Museum who gave us a brief history of the site. We looked at the exhibits and old photographs. This mine flourished in the 1800's despite lead being a highly poisonous metal! It closed down in 1914.

We saw an old pumping-engine house (shame you can't go inside) built over a mine shaft, a tall chimney and a circular buddle pit/sieve. The surrounding area is a country park so it is popular with walkers.
Written March 31, 2019
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Heather M
Wrexham County, United Kingdom5 contributions
A great walk
Jul 2018
A great walk around the lead mines and there is now a nature reserve which is a beautiful place to walk around and enjoy wildlife.
Written October 30, 2018
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Alex F
46 contributions
A glance at North Wales history
Jul 2018 • Solo
It is a shame there has not been much funding spent on this area to ensure those visiting off peak are still able to learn a little about the history. If you can visit when there is an open day it is a really interesting site and the staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and child friendly. It is really interesting to see how the mine would have worked when it was open and functioning. Worth a visit and close to the World's End for some lovely walks.
Written August 14, 2018
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