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Free Guided Tour to Hobcroft Barn & Dale Mine

Barns and Buildings
Event Name Free Guided Tour to Hobcroft Barn & Dale Mine
Start Date 23rd Mar 2022 10:00 am
End Date 23rd Mar 2022 1:00 pm
Duration 3 hours

Enjoy a guided tour around two highlights of our Barns and Buildings Project and Small Heritage Adoption Project.

Dr Catherine Parker Heath will guide you to explore Hobcroft Barn, a beautifully restored 19th century field barn. The barn has original internal features and provides magnificent views across the Manifold Valley to Ecton Hill and Dale Mine. Historically, it belonged to the Harpur Crewe family, who owned Calke Abbey.

From Hobcroft Barn, the walk will take you to Dale Mine, which was the focus of the Understanding Dale Mine Project in 2018 and 2019. See if you can make sense of the many lumps and bumps there!

The tour will return to Warslow Village Hall for around 1pm.

The walk is about 2.5 km (1.5 miles), with one steep descent.

Please wear sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather. Limited parking is available at the village hall where donations for parking can be made.

To book your place, email

This event is part of National Lottery Open Week and is a thank you to National Lottery players and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, whose support made our projects possible.

Terms and conditions:

The free guided walk is offered to National Lottery players.

Offer redeemable by up to two adults per National Lottery ticket/ scratchcard.

All National Lottery games (including National Lottery draw-based games and National Lottery scratchcards) purchased in store and online/via app qualify to redeem this offer.

Proof of purchase of a National Lottery game can be either hard copy ticket or digital presented to the walk leader.

The date of draw / purchase is not relevant.

Hobcroft Barn restored by our project