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Mines and Trip Reports

The mines below are the ones that we have been down. We know some very well and with some we have only been down once or twice. If you decide to follow our tracks and go on a trip please bear the following in mind:

There is nothing more satisfying when exploring in a mine and finding artifacts, as this adds atmosphere and gives a picture of what has happened in the past or how the mine was left the last time it was worked - let others have the pleasure of this.

It cannot be stressed enough that artifacts found in the mine should be left alone and not removed or destroyed. Artifacts removed from the environment of the mine loose their charm and appeal as they are not in character outside the mine, they become pieces of rusty or rotten junk that end up being throw away - a tragic waste and act of vandalism. REMEMBER: TAKE ONLY PHOTOGRAPHS. LEAVE ONLY FOOT PRINTS. Please Read the Disclaimer.

Each mine has a trip index, with each trip having a thumbnail gallery, description and image details. The images of the trip are shown in order from start to finish. Red updates have the latest trips.











Allendale Mines -
Barneycraig Level - Updated 20/07/07. Scraithole - Updated 20/07/07.
Swinhope Mines - New 03/10/13.

Caving -
Caving Trip Index - New 04/10/10.

Cheshire Mines -
Engine Vein Mine, Alderley Edge Copper Mines - New 12/03/16.

Coniston Copper Mines -
Cobblers Level - New 03/04/09. History and Surface Features - Updated 14/07/11.
Deep Level - New 03/04/09. Through Trips - Updated 03/09/09.

Derbyshire Mines -
Golconda - New 27/09/10. Wapping and Cumberland Cavern - New 03/01/09.

Derwent Valley Mines -
Whiteheaps - Updated 23/02/08.

Lake District Mines -
Carrock - New 17/06/07. Also See Coniston Copper Mines.
Greenside - New 15/11/09. Force Crag - New 16/07/14.

Lancashire Mines -
Winter Hill - Updated 17/03/08.

Alston Moor Mines -
Brewery Shaft - Updated 08-09/11/08. Middlecleugh - Updated 02/03/14.
Brownley Hill - Updated 27/05/16. Nentsberry Haggs - Updated 04/03/15.
Bentyfield Low Level - New 29/07/14. Nenthead History and Surface Features- Updated 29/04/15.
Browngill High / Slate Sill Level - New 01/08/15. Rampgill / Scaleburn - Updated 04/12/16.
Browngill Top / Longholehead Top Level - New 01/08/15. Rampgill Firestone Level - Updated 17/10/11.
Caplecleugh Low Level - Updated 03/12/16. Rotherhope Fell Mine - New 04/06/14.
Caplecleugh Firestone Level - Updated 11/01/08. Scaleburn Firestone Level - Updated 09/11/08.
Caplecleugh High Level - Updated 25/11/07. Smallcleugh - Updated 30/12/16.
Carr's - Updated 08/07/13. Surface Shafts - Updated 28/03/09.
Dowgang Burn Woods Levels - Updated 13/01/08. Thompson's Level - Updated 11/01/08.
Grassfield Mines - New 23/06/12. Through Trips - Updated 30/10/16.
Gudhamgill - Updated 08/05/13. Tynebottom Mine - Updated 29/10/16.
Hodgson's Low Level - Updated 08/06/10. Various Small Levels - Updated 14/07/16.
Hudgill Burn Mine - New 28/12/13. Whitesike / White Syke (Browngill Level) - New 29/07/14.

Scotland -
New Glencrieff Mine - New 31/03/09. Pates Knowes Smelting Mill - New 31/03/09.
Straitsteps Mine - New 31/03/09. Wanlockhead History - New 31/03/09.

Southwest Mines -
Camborne School Test Mine, Cornwall Box Free Stone Mine, Wiltshire - Updated 01/10/05.
Singing River, Somerset - Updated 27/09/04.  

Swaledale Mines -
Bunting / Bunton Level - Updated 16/03/08. Sir Francis Level - Updated 16/03/08.

Surface Practice -
Surface Practice - Updated 20/09/09.  

Weardale -
Cambokeels - Updated 27/04/08. Old Fall Level - New 31/08/14.
Groverake - Updated 02/07/10. Stanhopeburn - New 13/07/11.
Greenlaws - Updated 01/08/14. West Pastures - New 14/06/11.
Harehope Gill - Updated 13/02/11.  

Europe, Mainland -
Klodawa, Poland - New 08/06/11. Zloty Stok, Poland - Updated 28/10/08.