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Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
Posted: 14/02/2020 17:27:23
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In this one, I take Jamie for his first visit to Brownley Hill Lead Mine in the Northern Pennines. On this adventure, we do what I call the 'Shale Loop'. This involves passing through some flooded drifts and another drift, dug in shale, which to get through, requires some crawling.

Hope you enjoy.



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Posted: 14/02/2020 22:50:09
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It's been shown that the coal authority are watching YouTube and chances are even these postings some folks won't be happy untill the big yellow eraser comes and clears all the mines away these kind of postings are just as bad as exploring with fighters but me saying this I will be the bad person all because I try and keep the mines open so everyone can enjoy them safely and hopefully for the future

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Posted: 15/02/2020 16:33:16
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Poor grammar aside, the guy has a point...

Leif.

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Posted: 15/02/2020 16:55:58
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Lets be fair. These guys have proper equipment and Nenthead mines are hardly sensitive.



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Posted: 15/02/2020 18:19:50
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I have to agree with Roy on this, but we all should be continually aware that what we post is viewable by friend and enemy alike

I do a lot of stuff and I keep it damn quiet for damn good reasons - and I'm sure 90% of fellow explorers are of the same mind-set.

I'm also a philology nerd but I dont think critiquing another posters grammar (unless it were all CAPS or utterly devoid of punctuation) is constructive.

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Posted: 15/02/2020 19:01:06
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Worth mentioning is that UKAME also have a intro page to their vids with the appropriate warnings etc..

I think that they just need to leave coal mines and sensitive sites out of the equation.
Nobody is as bad as EWF!

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Posted: 15/02/2020 19:38:04
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Fair enough my grammar is not great or my spelling perfect we are all not experts at everything but what I am saying is posting these vids everywhere and anyplace using the click bait kind of titles is just the same as ewf fair enough they have some safety equipment but it only takes someone seeing the vid and going Into one of the mines and having an accident then all hell will break lose like I have already said the coal authority are watching YouTube and have committed on a few YouTube posting all I am saying is try and wind it in abit and stop posting for the likes and hits to the channels will leave it at that and yes my grammar and spelling is probably not up to standard but hopefully you get what I am trying to say and point out

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Posted: 15/02/2020 20:13:03
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Moderation: I've deleted the post criticising another member's grammar. It's really not needed.

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Posted: 15/02/2020 20:13:03
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I get the point about the click bait titles.

Thing is though, the web is full of mine exploration videos and criticism is a bit like peeing against the wind. Cave rescue did a Cwmystwyth, damn good video as well.

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Posted: 15/02/2020 20:19:14
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There are some interesting videos about. This Nent one was posted a while back:
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=14251
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Posted: 16/02/2020 01:40:36
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Thanks, yes, coal mines are untouched by us and sensitive areas of mines....Historic/valuable relics, digs etc don’t get put in videos and sensitive mines we visit we don’t make public videos on. Some mines we visit but don’t name at land owners request. All videos have the warnings and I try to iterate the dangers in the videos themselves. I’ve actually had people ask me if I will take them down mines, they were going to go solo but we’re put off by the info in our videos.

We were once walking down the valley at nent in full kit, covered in mud and were approached by a family. All wearing tracksuits and white trainers, the wife clad in make up. They asked me “are there any shafts we can go in”. Must have seen my draw drop. I just said...look at what I’m wearing and the state I’m in. I flatly refused to give them any directions.

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Posted: 16/02/2020 01:44:36
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It’s always been the same. I’ve seen reports of people wondering around the mines I’ll equipedfrom the 1980s. To be fair, not that many people watch my vids and the mines take school/scout trips down. Bet you word of mouth from those to their friends and family attracts a lot of the idiots.

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Posted: 16/02/2020 11:16:37
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Interesting to reflect over the recent Ben Nevis trainers ascent who ha and what we come across underground.

I think it was last November after lots of rain, two if us were jollying around Rhosydd when on the way out by Piccadilly Circus we came across a group of 4 heading towards East Twll. One with very wet feet wearing white sports socks and beach sandals. Pleasant people to talk to, and very far from being a Rab C. Nesbitt I might add.

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Posted: 16/02/2020 11:21:04
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There is actually a channel on YouTube where they go on in normal clothes, hand torch and often no footwear at all!

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