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Welcome to The Mine Explorer Society web site.


Login - Updated 23/10/14

Login RBG - Updated 18/09/15


We are a group of friends that have been exploring abandoned mines since the 1980's, predominately in the small village of Nenthead in Cumbria on Alston moor. We are a society and members of NAMHO. This web site is all about our exploration, including some basic history of the mines. To see the mines that we have been to and our trip index, see Mines / Trip Index.

Mine exploration is dangerous and you should only attempt it with a club or an experienced group if you have not done it before or are a novice. See Links for details of clubs and organisations that you can contact. Please Read the Disclaimer.

If you are a mine explorer feel free to contact us for information. We will be glad to help if we can and to place any links to relevant web sites. All the information on this web site is a result of reading, surfing, talking, doing and speculation.

Flats - Brownley Hill
Surface Shaft - Nenthead
Calcified Shaft - Allendale
Digging - Nentsberry Haggs

Latest Trips -

Brownley Hill Mine - 01/01/20, a visit to the VM Workings and the Blue Pool with the Youngens.

Holman Test Mine - 12/08/19, a on site stay and trip down the test mine with Hannah.

Middlecleugh Mine, Middlecleugh North Vein - 18/05/19, backfill unfilled.

Smallcleugh Mine, A first time trip for Lucy - 20/02/19, another youngen joins the ranks as we take her to the Ballroom.

Smallcleugh to Ramgpill Through Trip - 26/07/18, giving the youngens a run for their money.

Wellhopeknot Mine - 25/07/18, big hopes dashed quickly.


What's New -

End of an Era - with 500 units now sold the RETRO XP unit now has been retired

Finally a new plan - Nentsberry Haggs Mine (24/06/15) - AVAILABLE NOW

The Mine Explorer Society is 10 Years Old.
Plans of Nenthead Mines available - full colour A2 prints.


Web site written by Mike Hrybyk, all content and photographs Copyright 2004-2020. Site started May 2004. Last Update 21/07/20.

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Fungus - Wapping Mine
Arching - Rampgill Firestone
Blue Pool - Brownley Hill
Near Barron's Sump - Smallcleugh