The Land of Oak & Iron

Discover Allensford Blast Furnace

sat14sep10:30 AMsat12:00 AMDiscover Allensford Blast FurnaceHeritage Open Days Walk

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Discover a furnace hidden in the woods, the earliest surviving ore-roasting kiln in Britain, with great tales to tell.

Over 300 years ago, hollow blade swords were made at Shotley Bridge with steel forged from iron produced at Allensford. Discover the blast furnace, hidden on the Northumberland bank of the River Derwent with archaeologists Tony Liddell & Alan Williams. Find out about the history of the site, its purpose and what remains can still be seen.

Wear sturdy footwear, woodland walking with some steep slopes. The site itself is down a steep slope with steps, it is not accessible to wheelchairs, pushchairs or those with limited mobility. Cafe (and customer toilets) nearby at Allensford Caravan Park and Derwent Manor Hotel.

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(Saturday) 10:30 AM - 12:00 AM


Allensford Blast Furnace


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The Land of Oak & Iron