Thanks to funding from a National Lottery grant we have re-opened Minera Lead Mines near Wrexham as an exciting visitor attraction and outdoor events space.
An exciting programme of activities for all ages and abilities will be run during school holidays.
The lead mines offer a fascinating glimpse into the industrial past of the beautiful Clywedog Valley and visitors can explore the country park seeing remains of the lead processing areas from the 18th and 19th centuries, the restored beam engine house, winding engine and boiler houses. There is also a visitor centre that tells the story of the site plus a country park covering 53 acres of grassland, wooded areas and archaeological sites.
Supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and working in partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council we received a grant to develop, try out and test sustainable ways to manage the Minera Lead Mines Visitor Centre so that it can open to the public all year round.
The programme will also provide opportunities for people to say what they would like to see at the site in the future and how that can be provided sustainably.
Thanks to the Co-Op Local Communtiy Fund the VisitMinera project has recived £3678.84 towards nature and heritage themed events in 2022.
Clywedog Valley joins the North East Wales Digital Trail App.
The Clywedog Valley trail runs from the moors above minera Quarry to King's Mill just south of Wrexham Town Centre.
The Clywedog Valley Digital Trail has been put together by the organisations who are involved in managing and promoting the Clywedog Valley including the Minera Quarry Trust, North Wales Wildlife Trust , Friends of Nant Mill, Wrexham County Borough Council, Woodland Trust, Canolfan Melin y Brenin, Coedpoeth and Minera Camera Club, and Groundwork North Wales.
As Wales takes its first steps out of lockdown, locals can explore the heritage on their doorsteps currently within 5 miles of their home with the assistance of the North East Wales Digital Trail App. The app also includes many other trails with fascinating insights into the heritage of North East Wales.
The visitor centre and toilet facilities are currently closed. See our Facebook page and this space for news.
📍 Minera Lead Mines Country Park, Minera, Wrexham LL11 3DU (Click here)
For more information about Minera Lead Mines & Country Park please contact:
📞01978 757524 ✉️ [email protected]