Nenthead from the Village Hall
Nenthead near Alston is one of England's highest villages at 1,500 feet (450m) above sea level. In fact it vies with Flash in Staffordshire for the title of highest village in England and indeed the United Kingdom. Officially Flash holds that title but Nenthead, however deserves the title of being one of the most interesting villages in England.
Today Nenthead is popular with mine explorers visiting the many miles of levels, stopes, flats and shafts that are still accessible. The Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre is open on selected days from Easter to the end of October and the Carrs Level can be visited by the general public on those days.
Although Nenthead was a Quaker/Methodist village where temperance would have been exercised, the village nowadays have a pub, the Miners' Arms which is popular with cyclists on the C2C (Sea to Sea or Coast to Coast) Route as well as visitors to the mines.