Coalpit Heath colliery opens up to visitors

February 28 2016

Ram Hill Colliery is to welcome to visitors to the site in May. The Friends are holding an Open Day on Bank Holiday Monday, 30 May between 10am-4.30pm.

Ram Hill Colliery

Ram Hill Colliery is to welcome to visitors to the site in May.  The Friends are holding an Open Day on Bank Holiday Monday, 30 May between 10am-4.30pm.
The remains of Ram Hill Colliery are on an open site by the Dramway walkway, with enthusiasts claiming it’s time capsule of local mining history.
Coal was mined there for about 40 years up until the 1860’s, and the site houses the remains of the shaft, horse gin and engine house. The lower part of the site features the Dramway, a precursor of the railway. Coal was loaded into tubs, which were pulled by horses to the river Avon at Keynsham.
In recent years the woodland area by the railway boundary has been developed as an woodland walk. There is wheelchair access to most of the site but visitors are advised to wear sensible footwear and keep a careful eye on children and dogs.
The site is located across from the Railway Cottages, Broad Lane, Coalpit Heath, BS36 2TY. There is limited car parking at the side of Christmas Cottage on the approach to site. For more information please check out Ram Hill Colliery on Wikipedia, or contact David and Marian Godden Tel:-0117-932-2602. Email da.godden@btinternet.com