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Posted: 26/03/2020 09:15:03
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My last spin out on the bike before the lock-down!

Went up to have a look around Bwlch-glas and over the mountain (miners?) track to Bont Goch.

Had a nice chat with a very friendly local farmer who told me that there was a film set built there for a scene in 'Hinterland' ( an old petrol station apparently). He pointed out the location of the upper adit which I walked up to but unfortunately it was too wet for my bike boots Sad

After this, I went over to Cwmsymlog ( where there was also a 'Hinterland' scene filmed in the chapel there.

Two interesting surface walks on a very warm, sunny Spring day; sadly, the last day out for who knows how long Sad

Can anyone recommend a good book describing these mines and does anyone fancy an explore underground once things get back to normal post- coronavirus?

Paul
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Posted: 26/03/2020 09:22:25
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David Bicks Old Metal Mines of Mid Wales there are 6 in the series give descriptions of the mines sites grid references etc

George Hall 's Metal Mining in Mid Wales 1822 - 1921 also provide information about the mine sites

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Posted: 26/03/2020 12:40:31
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Thanks Mikè,

Do you have a copy of George Hall's book please?
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Posted: 26/03/2020 12:54:14
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Yes, they are sent by the publisher they only have a few copies left

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Posted: 26/03/2020 13:18:09
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This inquiry has give me an idea, but first a question of the OP.
"Do you have proper kit, ie minimum of hard hat with fixed electric light, boots or wellies etc. And also experience of going underground"

I am thinking of a post coronavirus "Ghost of NAMHO 2019" sometime in the future.

http://cambrianmines.co.uk/NAMHO_2019/trips.html

Only a thought so far.

The local farmers are very friendly, but possibly not so much at present with the public health emergency. I am staying away regardless of many knowing me personally.

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Posted: 26/03/2020 16:14:53
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Hello Roy, got the kit, experience is mostly walk-ins, however some digging and crawling IP: 94.0.145.40
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Posted: 26/03/2020 17:00:21
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You sound up for it, good. We wait until the crisis over and then I will see about putting something together on this website.

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Posted: 26/03/2020 19:14:28
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I'm doing my own version of 'Bagging Wainwrights'; ticking of the adits listed in George Hall's book; hopefully starting on his 'Mid Wales' book when Mike acquires one for me. I have no SRC skillset unfortunately. IP: 94.0.145.40 Edited: 26/03/2020 19:17:00 by PaulinBont
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Posted: 27/03/2020 12:34:14
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An excellent idea, I have wellies and a hard hat with a brand new really excellent lamp. Big GrinBig Grin

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Posted: 27/03/2020 14:55:52
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Coggy wrote:

An excellent idea, I have wellies and a hard hat with a brand new really excellent lamp. Big GrinBig Grin


Any chance of a review?

A lot of component prices have dropped which made the price possible. But not reflected in the more upmarket models as they incur more labour time.

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