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a.preston

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Staying near Wells - any recommendations for mine trips?
Posted: 15/10/2019 10:15:01
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Hello,

I’m staying need Wells for a few days with friends who are off caving in the Mendips, but I was looking to do some mine visits - if anyone has any recommendations, they would be very much appreciated (I’m from Yorkshire so I’m totally unfamiliar with the area, hence I thought it prudent to try and get some up to date local insight!).

Willing to drive around an hour or so from Wells - I had been initially thinking maybe stone mines would be good to get a sense of regional working - are Browns or Swan worthwhile trips considering I don’t get down this way often?

Thanks ever so much,
AP

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Location: Merstham. Or is it Godstone ...... ?

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Staying near Wells - any recommendations for mine trips?
Posted: 15/10/2019 12:05:15
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Compton Martin Ochre Mine
"Singing River" Mine, Shipham
Axbridge Ochre Mine
Surface lead works at Charterhouse
Surface lead works at Priddy
Sandford Hill mine workings
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Staying near Wells - any recommendations for mine trips?
Posted: 16/10/2019 18:32:12
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Five buddles Sink or Grebe Swallett


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Staying near Wells - any recommendations for mine trips?
Posted: 24/10/2019 20:47:35
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Thank you so much for the recommendations - very much appreciated!
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