Days Out Attractions & Buildings
Cowshill’s main claim to fame is Killhope Lead Mining Museum. This restored and complete lead mining operation boasts a most impressive 32ft water wheel. Visitors can walk down the original tunnel of the Park Level Mine and discover working conditions of 19th century miners, with superb guided talks. Surrounded by good walking areas, there’s also a cafe if you need refreshment to restore your constitution. ‘Santa in the Mines’ at the beginning of December is a big hit with the kids. We recommend you dress warmly – Cowshill is 1500 feet above sea level and a bit nippy even at the height of summer.