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Quality Bunkhouse Accommodation by Nenthead Mines on the C2C
Nenthead mines are found near Alston in Cumbria and form part of the North Pennines, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Miners have been active at Nenthead since the late 1600s exploiting the area's reserves of lead and silver. Throughout the site's history various water-
Mining operations for lead and silver ore stopped at Nenthead in 1965. The hydropower station was re-
Today's station is on the site of an original turbine house and utilises the same ancient water-
The hydropower plant
Our project at Nenthead actually combines the generation of two smaller hydropower projects that run virtually side by side. Water is taken from two separate water courses, Perry's Dam and Handsome Mea, via two separate buried pipelines and into two separate turbines that sit in one turbine house building. All of the water used is subsequently charged to the River Nent. The two turbines are 245kW and 90kW respectively and in total can generate up to 350kW, enough to power 200 homes.
The development has not added any new water-