Penny Rigg Copper Mill

Penny Rigg Copper Mill by munki-boy

Penny Rigg Copper Mill

The remains of the old Penny Rigg Copper Mill overlooking Tilberthwaite.

A slate and copper working site for the nearby mines with ruins and re-purposed buildings including an old smithy, powder store, water leat systems and a massive waterwheel pit surrounded by epic views.

The mines here were first properly driven into the hillside by the German Miners in the 16th Century although many were expanded with modern equipment later you can still find some of the old “coffin” levels with pick marks showing they were mined by hand.

Penny Rigg Copper Mill map