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Grassington Moor

The wide, well-made tracks that criss-cross this area of remote moorland are a clue that this upland was once used for more than just grazing sheep and shooting grouse. In fact it was the site of an extensive leadmining industry, which was at its height towards the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries. The remains of waterwheels and reservoirs show that it was all water-powered. The tall chimney way off in the distance carried gasses away from the Cupola lead-smelt mill furnaces. We have laid out a waymarked interpretation trail around the leadmining remains on the moor which starts from Yarnbury at the top of Moor Lane and should take you about 2 hours to walk. Stick to the paths as there are hundreds of unmarked shafts in the area. Read more about the leadmining industries of the Yorkshire Dales on our Out of Oblivion website.

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