This is one of the furnaces. The men would heat iron ore and charcoal and then be left with cast iron once it had cooled.
Many of the processes were powered by water and various workings remain.
However, as we climbed up and down the valley I was as enchanted with the wild flowers we discovered. Shown here are the orange hawkweed, green alkantet and comfrey.
The shapes of these gravestones rather tickled my fancy- the winecooler shaped one has recently been restored.
Our walk threw up a rather lovely surprise at the end. I shall explain more tomorrow when I have uploaded the photos!