Alternative route to Upper Silica Mine

The usual route which starts adjascent to the car park is a steeply ascending route which climbs to some height and then requires the visitor to climb back down again to the level of the mine.
The alternative route is an easy ascent of a public tarmac road to the point where a Public Right of Way heads north for about 400 metres to the mine across a footbridge.

At this time the PROW is blocked by landfill and brushwood at its southern end.

This photograph is by royfellows and was uploaded September 26th 2017. © royfellows please do not copy or distribute without prior express permission.