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Darkhill Ironworks

  1. The path out of the Car Park

    Leave the car park by the broad path.

    Lat:51° 46' 29.9'' N(51.774981°)
    Long:2° 35' 53.6'' W(-2.598221°)
    OS:SO 58822 08648
  2. The Crossways

    At the crossways, turn right on to the old railway line. We will return along the path straight ahead.

    Lat:51° 46' 32.3'' N(51.775643°)
    Long:2° 35' 54.4'' W(-2.598431°)
    OS:SO 58808 08722
  3. The path down to the pond

    The path on your left leads down to Aaron's Pond. Stick to the track along the old railway line.

    Lat:51° 46' 31.7'' N(51.77546°)
    Long:2° 35' 48.4'' W(-2.596773°)
    OS:SO 58922 08700
  4. The Viewing Point

    On your left is the purpose built viewing platform with information boards and a grand overview of the site.

    Lat:51° 46' 33.9'' N(51.776078°)
    Long:2° 35' 43.1'' W(-2.5953°)
    OS:SO 59025 08768
  5. Down the embankment

    Soon after the viewing platform, look out for a path on the left that doubles back and heads down the embankment.

    Lat:51° 46' 35.5'' N(51.776529°)
    Long:2° 35' 41.4'' W(-2.594842°)
    OS:SO 59057 08818
  6. The path down from the railway line

    At the bottom of the embankment, turn left ...

    Lat:51° 46' 35.4'' N(51.776511°)
    Long:2° 35' 42.4'' W(-2.595102°)
    OS:SO 59039 08816
  7. The path along the bottom of the works

    ... and follow the path that skirts the bottom of the site.

    Lat:51° 46' 34.4'' N(51.776231°)
    Long:2° 35' 44.6'' W(-2.595732°)
    OS:SO 58995 08785
  8. The end of the wall

    At the end of the wall, turn right. The path to left leads to Aaron's Pond and is worth the short diversion.

    Lat:51° 46' 34.7'' N(51.776308°)
    Long:2° 35' 46.6'' W(-2.596264°)
    OS:SO 58958 08794
  9. Aaron's Pond

    Aaron's Pond is a spring that was once the main water source for the surrounding villagers. The pond is now slowly silting up, but it is a pretty spot none the less.

    Lat:51° 46' 34.5'' N(51.776239°)
    Long:2° 35' 46.9'' W(-2.596363°)
    OS:SO 58951 08787
  10. Round to the left

    Follow the path round to the left, joining the one from the locked gate into the site.

    Lat:51° 46' 35.7'' N(51.77659°)
    Long:2° 35' 48.9'' W(-2.596926°)
    OS:SO 58913 08826
  11. Got a bit confused here

    Soon after passing the mine entrance, take the left-hand path. Warning: I'm going from memory and this photo may be unreliable.

    Lat:51° 46' 36.1'' N(51.776682°)
    Long:2° 35' 52.9'' W(-2.59803°)
    OS:SO 58837 08837
  12. The Crossways

    Rejoin the path to the car park at the crossways.

    Lat:51° 46' 33.1'' N(51.775854°)
    Long:2° 35' 54.4'' W(-2.598454°)
    OS:SO 58807 08745