La Grande Forge – special opening for Tour de France weekend

Wortley Top Forge, Fri 4th – Sun 6th  July, 11 am to 4 pm

The Forge is Britain’s last water powered heavy iron forge where hot iron was worked under massive water powered hammers. It is a historic monument of international importance, but still not well known. There were once many others like it in Britain, France and other countries. The special opening will be a chance for visitors to the area to see the Forge, and a further chance for local people. The waterwheels will be working, and there will be guided tours led by volunteers.

Derek Bayliss. Tel. 0114 230 7693. Email [email protected]