The Lead Road Cycle Route - A bike ride with a difference

  • Description

    "The Lead Road Loop. Some 18 miles of the southern, eastbound section of this very pleasant route follows the ‘Lead Road’. In days gone by horses and carts carried pieces of lead from Dukesfield Smelt Mill to Blaydon where some of it was ‘refined’ to extract silver. The lead was then loaded onto keel boats for onward carriage to Newcastle for distribution and export. Fittingly, the route follows the ‘Keelman’s Way’ for much of the section from Blaydon in a westerly direction along the Tyne valley..."
  • Owner

    Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 11 months ago
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