Language

Silverhill, Nottinghamshire

Silverhill, Newton, ALFRETON, Derbyshire, DE55 5SG
Silverhill, Nottinghamshire

About

Silverhill is an artificial hill near Teversal in Nottinghamshire, and is one of the highest points in the county at 204.3 metres (670 ft).

Originally it was a mine spoil heap on the site of the former Silverhill colliery, which closed in the 1990s. It was subsequently landscaped in 2005 by Nottinghamshire County Council, with tree planting, numerous footpaths, and a viewpoint. It is now known as Silverhill Woods, and is one of a number of recreation sites in the area. 

The high point allows for panoramic views over five counties, and landmarks such as Lincoln Cathedral and Bolsover Castle can be seen from the summit. The site also overlooks the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall.

A bronze statue of a kneeling coal miner with a Davy lamp was a later addition, located on a rock plinth in the centre of the viewpoint. The sculpture, called Testing for Gas, was created by artist Antony Dufort as "A tribute to the Miners of the Nottinghamshire coalfields", commemorating coal mining at the 85 Nottinghamshire collieries. 

Book Tickets

Map & Directions

Follow Us

What's Nearby

  1. Teamworks Karting

    Have a need for speed? Still Googling “fun days out near me?”….. Job done.

    Welcome…

    1.71 miles away
  2. Hardwick Hall

    Welcome to Hardwick Hall, more glass than wall, a spectacular Elizabethan prodigy house…

    2.1 miles away
  3. Woodland Adventure Zone

    The Woodland Adventure Zone is triple-award winning, accessible forest adventure,…

    6.43 miles away
  1. Bolsover Castle

    There's a fairytale quality to Bolsover Castle that makes it a firm favourite with anyone…

    6.55 miles away
  2. Newstead Abbey

    A beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the…

    6.8 miles away
  3. Derbyshire Pony Trekking

    With more of a personal touch, we trek at the Customer's pace whether it be fast or…

    7.22 miles away
  4. D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

    D.H. Lawrence was born here, at 8a Victoria Street in 1885, the first of the Lawrence…

    8.25 miles away
  5. Lincoln Green Brewing Company

    Lincoln Green Brewing Company began brewing in May 2012, introducing a new range of…

    9.3 miles away
  6. Blue Monkey Brewery

    BLUE MONKEY BREWERY was born on the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire in 2008.  In…

    9.45 miles away
  7. Sherwood Pines

    Sherwood Pines is the largest forest open to the public in the East Midlands with over…

    9.63 miles away
  8. Heights of Abraham

    Towering above the pretty village of Matlock Bath, in the Derwent Valley, is The Heights…

    9.72 miles away
  9. Go Ape at Sherwood Pines

    Go Ape and live life adventurously at Sherwood Pines, Nottingham.

    10 miles away
  10. Bennerley Viaduct

    The astonishing Iron Giant of the Erewash Valley. Bennerley Viaduct is a survivor from…

    10.29 miles away
  11. DropWorks Rum Distillery

    The DropWorks Distillery recently opened its doors to the public in July 2023, so it…

    10.68 miles away
  12. Creswell Crags

    Creswell Crags, in North Nottinghamshire is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and…

    10.83 miles away
Previous Next

Related

Heights of Abraham | Visit Nottinghamshire Heights of Abraham, NottinghamshireTowering above the pretty village of Matlock Bath, in the Derwent Valley, is The Heights of Abraham, one of Britain’s top visitor attractions. The estate has been welcoming tourists for over two centuries, but it wasn’t until 1984 when an ambitious plan to install a cable car transport system was…

Street Art

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss