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“Really well preserved piece history in the woods”

Hoffmann Kiln - Craven Lime Works
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We had been told to look at the Hoffman Kiln as we were in the area. The map shows an interesting shape on the map... but we really didn't know what to expect.
In an area of woodland, there are three different abandoned lime kilns, the Hoffman Kiln is a man-made tunnel with a slightly uneven floor accesed by numerous side passages, of which one or two are bricked up, I assume as they were becomeing unsafe. Inside there is a tunnel looping around the structure, it took a little while for our eyes to become accustomed to the gloom and then we made our way around. The information signs outside explain how this was used; it must have been horrible unloading lime from this furnace after only two or three days to cool a little; with the furnace still buring a little further on.
Amazing piece of design, very atmospheric, spooky tunnel in the kiln, woodland setting, really interesting....

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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Really interesting industrial site,bit off beaten track,kids will love it as bit spooky. also in langcliffe nearby sunday teas in hall nice trip out

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Heard about this from a friend who had stumbled on it while walking, it isn't signposted and but for some precise details on how to get there from someone on here, we wouldn't have found it. A wet day and very muddy but well worth the drive there and we found it very atmospheric and interesting

Thank Jill D
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is one of the hidden gems of the area, and something you are unlikely to have seen the like of before. Off the beaten track, but accessible easily from the road through Langcliffe, below the limestone scar that beetles above. It is a weird and other-worldly place: have your camera at the ready.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this as part of a lovely walk in the area. We were amazed at the scale of the kilns. The story boards are most informative . Well worth visit to admire this piece of industrial history

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