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This water was originally bottled in the early 1900s in Longtown Village Hall, which was built for this purpose. The water was drawn from a spring situated above the Great Turnant Farm and eventually became the village water supply. This premium bottled water has once again been captured from the source which lies in the shadow of Hatterrall Hill, an area which has long been celebrated for its exceptional mineral water.

Hatterrall Ridge, launched in 2010, is available in still and sparkling variants in stylishly packaged Bordeaux glass bottles (330ml, 750ml).

The idyllic village of Longtown nestling in the foothills of the Black Mountains on the Herefordshire / Welsh border is the tranquil location of Black Mountain Mineral Water Company. The business is owned and run by a local family who have lived and farmed in the locality since the mid 1800's.

Glyn and Dorinda Watkins started the business in the 1980’s as a diversification from sheep farming. They discovered that the natural spring on their farm was of outstanding quality and prolific in quantity and set about producing the finest quality bottled water.

Typical Analysis (mg/l)

Na Ca Mg K NO3 Cl SO4 F SiO2 HC03 Fe Dry.Res
45 55 17 2.1 2.63 44.8 8.66 0.102
- - mg/l -

Each water differs depending largely on its source. The provenance and contents of some of the best British bottled waters are given here. Due to the geology of the British Isles, water sourced here are usually low or relatively low in minerals making them ideal for most people. Figures given are for mg/l.

Table Key
Na – Sodium, Ca – Calcium, Mg – Magnesium, K – Potassium, NO3 – Nitrate, Cl - Chloride, SO4 – Sulphate, F – Fluoride, SiO2 – Silica, HCO3 – Bicarbonate, Fe - Iron, Dry. Res. – Dry Residue

Further Information
Origin: Longtown in the Welsh Marches on the Herefordshire / Welsh Border.
Company Ownership: Black Mountain Mineral Water Company Ltd, 100% privately owned.
Suitable For: Unsuitable for those on a very low sodium diet.


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