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MagliteAndHardhat

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Posted: 27/06/2020 16:33:03
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I've had a great time exploring surface features, and I'm curious if anyone knows some good underground sites to explore. Ideally somewhere that can be explored safely with just a hardhat and a torch.

Tyneside/Northumberland area.
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Posted: 27/06/2020 18:06:01
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Welcome Smile

Judging by your UserName you have the basics Smile

Perhaps you should change it to:

"MagliteAndHardhatAndBackupTorchAndPairOfGlovesAndChangeOfSocks".... then you would be covered! Wink

Tyneside/Northumberland outside of my area I'm afraid but there are plenty of others on here who can advise Flowers



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Posted: 27/06/2020 22:55:08
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Important to realise that there is no such thing as Underground Exploring Safely. All mines are inherently dangerous albeit the extent of that danger varies considerably. If you want some non technical (no rope work) mine exploration in the North East, your best bet is probably Smallcleugh at Nenthead. Smallcleugh is where many local mine explorers start their journey into the underworld. I wouldn’t recommend solo exploration (albeit did it for years myself) as there is safety in numbers (although Covid risk mitigation might run contrary to that general rule). Suggest you don’t visit Nenthead until the local residents are ready to welcome visitors and COMRU (The mine rescue team) are back to some type of normal cover. IP: 86.144.189.186
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Posted: 28/06/2020 15:48:29
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Best advice is - Join a Club.

And......you need to be hands free - helmet lamp essential.

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John Lawson

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Posted: 28/06/2020 21:16:50
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I heartily agree with Peter, i joined a Society over 50years ago in order to discover what is involved in mine exploration! i am still a member of that organisation.
you are very fortunate inliving close to one of the better areas of the country forcarrying out such program, so why not have a go?
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Posted: 28/06/2020 21:19:38
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Know any decent local groups I could have a talk with then? I wouldn't know where to start looking. IP: 176.253.88.70
John Lawson

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Posted: 28/06/2020 21:43:44
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hi the obvious one is the Nenthead mine research society.
sadly as has been pointed out earlier due to lockdown they are not doing too much at the minute, but once the lockdown is finished then. things will change!
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Posted: 28/06/2020 21:57:05
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Would CAT be interested in a new fellow?

Thing is, we all getting older, we do need new young people who are keen.

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John Lawson

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Posted: 29/06/2020 20:05:20
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Hi Foy I had considered suggesting CAT but the trip from the North east to Coniston where lots of things are done is a bit off putting! It would be easier in my opinion to just end up at Nenthead,
Regards, and keep safe, John lawson
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Posted: 29/06/2020 21:12:13
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sinker wrote:


Welcome Smile

Judging by your UserName you have the basics Smile

Perhaps you should change it to:

"MagliteAndHardhatAndBackupTorchAndPairOfGlovesAndChangeOfSocks".... then you would be covered! Wink

Tyneside/Northumberland outside of my area I'm afraid but there are plenty of others on here who can advise Flowers



Neoprene socks in case of " splash over " sorry phil count resist buddy ! Wink

If you are ever down in Derbyshire there are plenty of easy walk in walk outs and Im sure one of us would be free to show you a few

Paul

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IP: 5.62.43.169 Edited: 29/06/2020 21:12:54 by Paul Marvin
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Posted: 29/06/2020 21:45:15
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Paul Marvin wrote:

sinker wrote:


Welcome Smile

Judging by your UserName you have the basics Smile

Perhaps you should change it to:

"MagliteAndHardhatAndBackupTorchAndPairOfGlovesAndChangeOfSocks".... then you would be covered! Wink

Tyneside/Northumberland outside of my area I'm afraid but there are plenty of others on here who can advise Flowers



Neoprene socks in case of " splash over " sorry phil couldn't resist buddy ! Wink



Hmmm.... Ok maybe the water on our last trip was a *bit*
deeper than I suggested it might be....and there may have been a bit of "splash over" but you're a diver for God's sake....you can't complain about getting wet Laugh Laugh



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Posted: 29/06/2020 22:15:52
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sinker wrote:

Paul Marvin wrote:

sinker wrote:


Welcome Smile

Judging by your UserName you have the basics Smile

Perhaps you should change it to:

"MagliteAndHardhatAndBackupTorchAndPairOfGlovesAndChangeOfSocks".... then you would be covered! Wink

Tyneside/Northumberland outside of my area I'm afraid but there are plenty of others on here who can advise Flowers



Neoprene socks in case of " splash over " sorry phil couldn't resist buddy ! Wink



Hmmm.... Ok maybe the water on our last trip was a *bit*
deeper than I suggested it might be....and there may have been a bit of "splash over" but you're a diver for God's sake....you can't complain about getting wet Laugh Laugh

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mid thigh splash over We still chuckle, well worth it though Laugh

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IP: 5.62.43.155 Edited: 29/06/2020 22:17:19 by Paul Marvin
Down and beyond

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Posted: 30/06/2020 07:49:53
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I am young and very keen have had a Good few hundred hours of underground experience I live in the East Midlands but more than happy to travel to meet up and join groups so when things are back to normal if any groups on here are looking for new members please let me no I normally travel with two friends so would be 3 of us we lack srt skills but love crawling getting filthy head to toe !

Would love to get involved with some work inside trying to find new roots don’t mind helping out with clearing blocked passages etc
IP: 82.132.231.234 Edited: 30/06/2020 07:53:55 by Down and beyond
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