Littlebeck Alum Works, Littlebeck, Coast to Coast

Littlebeck Wood has many surprises for Coast to Coast visitors. As you walk through the woodland on the Coast to Coast path you will arrive at a yawning cavernous mouth, the entrance to a disused alum mine. A flight of wooden steps to the side elevates you to the top of the mine where there is a large, dome shaped spoil heap with another cavern beneath. To say it looks unusual would not surprise most people. Completely unexpected and looking most unlike any other spoil heaps I have ever seen, it does prompt one's curiosity.

The cave itself is man-made. Alum was mined here between 1660 and 1809. There are many other nearby alum caves, but they are mostly hidden by woodland growth and pools.
Alum Works
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Littlebeck Wood

Littlebeck Alum Works - Cavern and Steps to Spoil Heap

Littlebeck Alum Works

Spoil Heap left by the Littlebeck Alum Works

Littlebeck Alum Works - Spoilheap
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Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path

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The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path

The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.

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Features of the Book:
  • Route described in detail
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  • Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
  • Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
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