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Posted: 12/06/2018 15:42:25
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I'm due soon to spend a week in Nottingham on a training course. I imagine a visit to the Trip to Jerusalem will take place but are there any other underground type sites that I should visit? IP: 188.39.178.242
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Posted: 12/06/2018 16:42:08
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There are a number of Sand Mines, was taken into them by Tony Waltham.

I note sad Brit are visiting in October might be worth looking at their programme for ideas

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Posted: 12/06/2018 16:42:15
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This should get you started.

http://www.tparchaeology.co.uk/caves/caveswebsite/


http://news.experiencenottinghamshire.com/going-underground-explore-nottinghams-top-ten-caves/
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Posted: 13/06/2018 10:01:11
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There are a couple of paid trips.

City of Caves. It's got a bizarre entrance. You start off in a shopping mall, take an escalator down, then the caves are under the foundations.

Castle Caves worth a go as well. A descending stairway from the castle courtyard with various 'windows' on the way down.

It's worth getting Tony Waltham's book if you don't already have it.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sandstone-Caves-Nottingham-Tony-Waltham/dp/0951971727
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Posted: 13/06/2018 14:40:39
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I've just ordered the book, the map with all the sites on also looks useful.

I shall report back after my visit Thumbs Up
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Posted: 13/06/2018 16:15:32
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Your challenge surely is to find a discreet way into the ‘no public access’ Welbeck and Park tunnels Smile And then tell us how to get in! IP: 195.171.160.215
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Posted: 13/06/2018 17:10:35
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Or talk to Tony Waltham who will know access arrangements

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Posted: 17/06/2018 08:20:47
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I came across this webpage is The National Justice Museum and organises tours of the Sandstone Caves ( although I believe they are man made ie Mined by man and not natural as the word cave suggests) hope its of use
http://www.nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk/venue/city-of-caves/

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Posted: 17/06/2018 09:05:51
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Pete Monkhouse wrote:

Your challenge surely is to find a discreet way into the ‘no public access’ Welbeck and Park tunnels Smile And then tell us how to get in!


Are any of them 'public access'? Over the past couple of years photos have appeared online showing one section but that area has been sealed now.

Seems a shame that the Estate don't do some limited tours along with the ones they do of the house.
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Posted: 17/06/2018 20:34:30
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You should definitely try to visit The Park Tunnel - it's one of my favourite spots in town. Great geology Thumbs Up

https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/things-to-do/the-park-tunnel-p626771
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Posted: 18/06/2018 11:54:48
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Thanks everyone, I'll definitely look to see a few of these Thumb Up IP: 188.39.178.242
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Posted: 11/07/2018 10:06:41
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How did you find Nottingham? I live about 20 mins away, there are old air raid shelters which used to be sandstone mines, accessible via manholes around the city centre. Brilliant history and all well preserved with original ladies and gents lav signage still present. Also a bigger system located under hte old police and fire HQ, access via a little door in the HQ courtyard. The fire service used to run terrorist attack and nuclear attack drills down there, evident by the empty cereal boxes with radiation symbols painted on (I guess it was the device they had to search for).

You then of course have Nottingham castle caves which leads down into the oldest pub in the city! Very limited but informative paid trip Smile

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Posted: 17/07/2018 11:57:27
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In the end the training course I was on turned out to be a little more intensive that I expected and didn't leave much time free for exploring - it was also brutally hot which sometimes left me more inclined to retreat back to my leafy campsite glade.....

I did however make time to visit the 'Trip to Jerusalem' and I also did the Nottingham Caves tour that is part of a shopping centre (although I only just made it before they closed). I went up to the castle however it seemed to be closed for a 2 year refurbishment.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpO0GUq3iuY
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Posted: 17/07/2018 12:53:38
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I have visited Peel Street Cave a couple of times, though not for some years. This was securely locked up and we got the key via Nottingham Trent University, Dept of Surveying. Tony Waltham had originally worked there and set this up I belive. I think Peel Street was one of the larger sites. It's in the book with a survey. DaveB IP: 92.20.102.248
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Posted: 17/07/2018 15:08:54
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It is sealed still, but you can access via a manhole above in a carpark Smile just need to manhole cover keys to pull it up, the residents didn't bother us as they watched from their kitchen windows Big Grin

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