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Report - Cowdale Lime Works, Derbyshire - August 2019


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The surrounding buildings definitely look very neo-egyptian and it almost makes the site look like its a themed area out of a closed theme park. There isn't that much other than the buildings and the kilns to see here, but still, a worthwhile explore.

You can check out all my photos from this explore here on my Flickr.

Background:
This limestone quarry was worked from around 1900 to 1950 by the company BLF (Buxton Lime Firms) and is located near to where the lime kiln kilns can be found up in the woods. These are currently under threat from a road access proposal to the quarry site allowing the disused quarry to be developed as mineral water plant.

The explore:
Immediately after venturing beyond the gate at the bottom of the path, you're greeted with a neo-egyptian style building which it truly fascinating to see, it looks oddly out of place here, but the surrounding trees and shrubbery add to the whole effect of the building. We then ventured all the way to the top of the path and into somewhat of a valley, surrounded by large rock faces at every side; in the distance we could see some rock climbers making use of the challenging terrain. We made our way further back down the path, and found the lime works itself, built into the side of a large rock face.

The very top of the path led to a massive opening of rock-faces:
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Neo-egyptian style buildings scattered about:
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Built into the side of the rock face was this magnificent structure:
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Looking out to the wilderness:
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