Newlands Valley

Newlands Beck meandering down the dale from its head below the appropriately named 753m high summit Dale Head. In the distance the prominent Causey Pike, a tortuous climb from this direction. The spoil heaps far left are from Goldscope Mine, one of the earliest mines in the area documented back to 1564, the year Shakespeare was born. Both copper and lead have been mined at Goldscope at some time in its history, as well as a reported yield of gold. It is unusual to find both copper and lead in the same locality as the ores crystallise at a different temperature.
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