Switch off in our 'Silent Space'

Wild garlic in the woodland at Acorn Bank

At the moment Acorn Bank is closed in line with government guidelines. When we reopen, we look forward to welcoming you back to our 'Silent Space' at the drift mine in the woods. Silent Space us a national initiative which encourages people to slow down, switch off their phones and enjoy five minutes of silence in nature.

We've chosen an especially peaceful place this year - all you need to do is close your eyes, take a deep breath and soak up the sounds and smells of the woodland surrounding you.

This year’s Silent Space is a woodland clearing looking out across farmland towards the Pennines. It’s the perfect place to listen to busy woodpeckers and imagine the adjacent drift mine working in its heyday. When the estate reopens, this Silent Space will be available for peace-seekers seven days a week, between 10am-4pm.

Want to know more about Silent Spaces? (external link)

Silent space