The landscape has been exploited for its resources for thousands of years but never more so than the past few hundred. The Industrial Revolution altered the landscape in unimaginable ways, mining for minerals, felling trees for charcoal, quarrying for stone. The infrastructure needed for this industry was quickly established and has now largely been returned to nature. We will visit some of the obvious sites as well as some that take a little more searching out. We will explore the reasons why the sites were chosen and the impact they had on the environment. This is a fascinating period of our history which is in touching distance of our lives today.