Monday 3rd September 2012
Start Point :
Distance : 5.8 miles Height Ascended : 320 metres
From the parking area at Surrender Bridge there is a view of the old Surrender Mill smelt house…………………more of that later.
Looking up Mill Gill or Old Gang Beck from the
start of the walk at
There is a mile of easy walking before reaching the ruins of the Old Gang lead mine buildings.
The ruins here are more extensive than those at Surrender.
The chimney is from a furnace where the ore was given a preliminary roasting prior to final smelting.
An old adit - in the background the ruins of the peat store.
The bridge adjacent to the mill buildings.
Looking back along the track from the top of Great Pinseat - there are several groups of grouse butts on the hillside.
The ruins of Surrender Mill smelt house stands on a broad shelf above the stream.
There are a couple of information boards inside the buildings courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.
The remains of the peat store.
Surrender Lead Smelt Mill.