Stobswood Open Cast Mine


Stobswood Opencast Mine was located to the south-east of Widrington Station and Stobswood in Northumberland. The opencast mine opened in 1990 and closed in c.2005. During it's operation the mine produced 13.7 million tonnes of coal and 250,000 tonnes of fireclay. The 580 hectare site was restored by UK Coal and the former Widdrington Regeneration Partnership. Much of the site is now agricultural land along with some woodland, meadows and water bodies to support wildlife.[1] UK Coal ltd, formerly RJB Mining, closed on the 18th December 2015.

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Stobswood drag Line - Ace of Spades

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Wor bucket's bigger than yours

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Stobswood - from opencast to open fields
- "Stobswood, one of the last large-scale opencast operations, and is now part of a massive restoration programme. Nearly 14 million tonnes of coal were recovered from the 580 hectare site ...

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Restored open cast mining

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Reclaimed open cast site

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Stobswood Opencast

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Coal haulage road

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Coal haulage road

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North Stobswood open cast site

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Rusting relic

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Stobswood Opencast Coal Mine

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Opencast Coal Mine, Stobswood

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Stobswood opencast coal mine

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The Entrance

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New restricted byway across farmland

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Arable field on restored opencast land

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