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Pete Monkhouse

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Great Langdale - what’s to see?
Posted: 09/11/2018 11:55:03
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Staying near Elterwater this weekend. Any recommendations for an hour or two underground? Done Coniston reasonably thoroughly, what’s next? Smile
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Posted: 09/11/2018 15:26:15
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Horse crag deep level,Tiberthwaite. Great trip,lots of other adits in the area to poke around in. Cathederal qaurry,Hodge close ect.plenty to go at.Thumbs Up IP: 213.205.241.187
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Posted: 09/11/2018 15:29:33
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Many thanks! Open access? IP: 195.171.160.215
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Posted: 09/11/2018 15:38:22
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Yep,no problem with access, 5 mins from parking.bit damp underfoot in parts,plenty to see. IP: 213.205.241.187
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Posted: 09/11/2018 20:26:52
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Beg, borrow or steal a copy of EG Holland's Coniston Copper Mines Field Guide, it has really nice descriptions of the mines & the "pitfalls", inside & out.
If you get beyond the Tilberthwaite Mines, then head to the Greenburn Mines in the next valley, plenty more adits & surface remains.
Have fun Shocked

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Posted: 11/11/2018 07:26:30
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Or go see the oldest workings of the lot The 5,000 year old workings on the greenstone band that runs through the Langdale Pikes across to Scafell Pike. This Stone was used to manufacture axe heads and there are dozens of places you can still see where and how this rock was worked. IP: 109.155.211.211
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Great Langdale - what’s to see?
Posted: 11/11/2018 18:49:16
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mae wrote:

Horse crag deep level,Tiberthwaite. Great trip,lots of other adits in the area to poke around in. Cathederal qaurry,Hodge close ect.plenty to go at.Thumbs Up


Horse Crag is a great TRIP take a look at our video the effort NEVER ceases to amaze us !

https://youtu.be/9qKGtucR2kk

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Posted: 11/11/2018 19:10:36
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Many thanks Mae and others! A great day in there checking out the level and having a wander around Hodge close. The dig is extraordinary - incredible effort! What do you get to if you ascend the ladder way at the end? Is there a route down from the surface? IP: 92.10.148.229
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Posted: 11/11/2018 21:56:57
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The adit that connects to the top of the ladderway is pretty comprehensively run in at present. Some talk of digging it, but everytime we take a look at the task we are rather put off by the condition of it (rotten floors, crumbling roof, deep flooding, long walk in, tricky access etc etc). IP: 109.155.211.211
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