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Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
mae

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/01/2020 16:44:05   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Thanks New stuff:thumbsup:,not wishing to fuel the fire or to bring any undue attention to this but to keep us up to speed with the situation.
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
mae

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/01/2020 16:38:36   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=25956.0
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
mae

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/01/2020 16:30:20   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Not sure how to post up images on here ,but if you pop to the other channel ive posted it on there,be aware.
Topic: Cromford Canal
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/11/2019 22:20:48   Subject: Cromford Canal
Matlock is ok at the moment, river levels are up but should be ok on the canal given the forcast.Its been interesting to watch parts of the derwent react to the sough outlets ,never seen anything like
Topic: Cromford Canal
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/11/2019 16:09:40   Subject: Cromford Canal
You will be fine on a touring bike.i am matlock based and do that route regular,just keep an eye on the water
Levels.
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/05/2019 15:47:25   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
Shout up when you get the nod pete,do you need us to bring any tools?Are you parking in over haddon or up near haddon grove dale. AR -thank you so much for the op mole docs,realy appreciated :thumbsup
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/05/2019 15:49:07   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
I'll try and get down to lend a hand.What time are you down there pete?
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/03/2019 14:21:50   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
I think there will always be a problem with people being ill informed.The plaques are a great idea.i think the move back to derbyshire key is the right way forward.it encourages sensibale access and m
Topic: Novice from Derbyshire
mae

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 02/03/2019 16:19:54   Subject: Novice from Derbyshire
Hi Will,welcome. I'm based in Matlock,out most weeks.pm
Topic: Masson Video
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/03/2019 09:02:28   Subject: Masson Video
::).as i said, i think safety is the main issue.
Topic: Masson Video
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/02/2019 21:56:04   Subject: Masson Video
I think saftey is a bigger issue.I have three times in the past three months had to guide out partys of young folk ,at there request ,clearly heavily under the influance of alchohol and drugs.
A
Topic: THUMPER SITCH MINE, Via Gellia (Shaft info)
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/01/2019 15:28:57   Subject: THUMPER SITCH MINE, Via Gellia (Shaft info)
This is on my increasingly long todo list. This same question has been brought up a couple of times,on here and on the other channel,but i dont think we got a definative answer/no one has been down it
Topic: Hopton Wood Entrance (photo)
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/01/2019 19:39:28   Subject: Hopton Wood Entrance (photo)
Prada,go and give the goodluck lads a fiver,you wont be disappointed,its a really interesting place.:thumbsup:
Topic: Hopton Wood Entrance (photo)
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/01/2019 18:49:46   Subject: Hopton Wood Entrance (photo)
The security lads aint to bad,had a good chat to them on a few occasions.The gellia has more to it than meets the eye if you know where to look.We are currently working on a tip off /old wives tale/wi
Topic: Devonshire Mine Video
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/12/2018 15:52:23   Subject: Devonshire Mine Video
Probably right paul.I had to inform a group of the masson situation the other day.Fully kitted up and about to march off over the feild totally unaware of what was going off up there.Thankfully they w
Topic: Devonshire Mine Video
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/12/2018 22:02:29   Subject: Devonshire Mine Video
Nice one pete:thumbsup:great effort.
Topic: Devonshire Mine Video
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/12/2018 21:58:35   Subject: Devonshire Mine Video
And what nice people they are.I've had a chat to them on a few occasions. The gate fabrication is awesome and must have been a tough job to get all the materials up there. As many of us know this sit
Topic: Devonshire Mine Video
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/12/2018 20:01:19   Subject: Devonshire Mine Video
Great video paul,as always.On this note can i just direct anyone going there for a trip to the DCA access notes https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://thedca.org.uk/dca-cr/registr
Topic: Barmasters map
mae

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2018 21:01:03   Subject: Barmasters map
Definately NOT aplace for an evening trip:o
Topic: Barmasters map
mae

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2018 15:44:53   Subject: Barmasters map
It could be possiable.i belive "gift" or "gifted" was a term used by the barmaster/deputy barmaster for the alocation of meres and mine ownership from the court to a miner.so either interpretation cou
Topic: Barmasters map
mae

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2018 13:36:02   Subject: Barmasters map
"Comp" or "the comp" in this case was a term used to describe the giving of something valuable for free,so it could be the comp is the gift that was given?
Topic: Barmasters map
mae

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2018 09:52:01   Subject: Barmasters map
Thank you for your assistance on this History trog and AR.We are going to look at the workings over the weekend.After a look at the map i can see how i miss interepted the name.Rabit hole looks correc
Topic: Barmasters map
mae

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2018 10:02:51   Subject: Barmasters map
Thank you for the replys. The area around what we belive to be Ralst/Rolst hole is peppered with smaller workings,coes,shafts ect in a very concentrated area.. Ralst/Rolst hole is significanly bigger
Topic: Barmasters map
mae

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2018 09:24:58   Subject: Barmasters map
Below the lower of the two laybys on the opposite side of the road is an old cartway running up towards the foopath from ryder point.Its in the wood to the left off the cartway.Marked on the 1899 seco
Topic: Barmasters map
mae

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2018 21:17:51   Subject: Barmasters map
To be a bit more specific,i was looking at the via gellia map and rolst hole or ralst hole.
Topic: Barmasters map
mae

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2018 20:55:42   Subject: Barmasters map
Thanks AR thats really helpful. I have a couple of freinds who sit on the court and have access to the documents and they couldnt make head nor tail.
Topic: Barmasters map
mae

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2018 20:09:18   Subject: Barmasters map
I have been looking over some of the barmasters maps and just wondered if anyone can help me understand some markings.Alongside some of the workings are pencil written numbers eg 53/115.Can anyone tel
Topic: Head Torch Tip !
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/12/2018 19:52:11   Subject: Head Torch Tip !
There's some great cheap head torchs out there for this sort of thing.Picked up a lighthouse head torch from our local builders merchants for under a tenner that is great.250 stated lumens and easily
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
mae

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/12/2018 17:21:08   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
Well we have had belt mount,helmet mount ect.Rucksack full of batteries??:lol:
Topic: H there
mae

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/12/2018 15:56:13   Subject: H there
Hi Jim,welcome to the forum. Plenty of us on here local to the Derby/south peak area. :thumbsup:
Topic: Rude Nora 3
mae

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/11/2018 19:40:13   Subject: Rude Nora 3
It does look superb for the money. I am currently running an El speleo rescue 2200 which i have to say is probably the best lamp i have used.i have used scurion ect but the versatility of the El spele
Topic: Great Langdale - what’s to see?
mae

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/11/2018 15:38:22   Subject: Great Langdale - what’s to see?
Yep,no problem with access, 5 mins from parking.bit damp underfoot in parts,plenty to see.
Topic: Great Langdale - what’s to see?
mae

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/11/2018 15:26:15   Subject: Great Langdale - what’s to see?
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.:thumbsup:
Topic: Wapping Mine/Cumberland Cavern Video
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/10/2018 19:36:01   Subject: Wapping Mine/Cumberland Cavern Video
Amazing paul:thumbsup:,this is one of my local mines(i live 5 mins away),glad you had a great trip.Did you see the pencil signing of visitors to cumberland?And the tartan flask?the special bit for me
Topic: Great Rake HighTor
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/09/2018 21:37:58   Subject: Great Rake HighTor
I reckon you are correct regarding the connection,not many folks know about it at all.i have spoken to,what i would regard as seasoned mine explorers (20 years +)and they new nothing of it!.After spea
Topic: Great Rake HighTor
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/09/2018 21:11:51   Subject: Great Rake HighTor
We we're hoping it would connect in some way as even from the entrance with a powerfull lamp the passage above the climb looks like it could go,and at a similar level to the connection into the choss
Topic: Great Rake HighTor
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/09/2018 20:39:00   Subject: Great Rake HighTor
Problem solved via pdmhs(thank you pdmhs??) i think,but if anyone has anything to add please post up.
Topic: Great Rake HighTor
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/09/2018 19:34:43   Subject: Great Rake HighTor
Just wondering if anyone can shed any light(no pun intended) on a this.On entering from the base of high tor there is a higher level above the entrance to the muddy passage /wide crawl.I have converse
Topic: Jug Holes
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/08/2018 22:08:47   Subject: Jug Holes
AR,thanks for that,i know Doug did a lot down there as well as others, this could well be what we need. As i mentioned in previous posts, jug holes does link to other mines.We certainly are not anywhe
Topic: Jug Holes
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/08/2018 18:51:09   Subject: Jug Holes
Hi OG,I'm matlock based.Thanks for the info.we have encountered some aweful sections during our trips and some beutiful ones to.Any info from anyone would be much appreciated.We have been systematical
Topic: Jug Holes
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/08/2018 19:03:40   Subject: Jug Holes
After our recent proding and poking around,i can confirm that jugholes does connect to other mines.
I have ,with out success been trying to find some of the op mole docs/knowlege .if anyone can p
Topic: Jug Holes Survey
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/08/2017 16:33:45   Subject: Jug Holes Survey
I would give him a ring and ask.mr and Mrs greatorex are a good people.i have insurance and have been asked in the past.hower,I wouldn't discount it it if you are an experienced mine explorer.I would
Topic: Jug Holes Survey
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/08/2017 16:13:25   Subject: Jug Holes Survey
Obvious spectre:glad you had fun,it's a great place:thumbsup:

Prada:to echo the above comments,and suggest thumpers sitch aswell,couple more adits (henstocks and spencers) in this area wort
Topic: Derbyshire Toad
mae

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 12/03/2017 18:05:56   Subject: Derbyshire Toad
:lol:
Topic: Derbyshire Toad
mae

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 12/03/2017 17:55:07   Subject: Derbyshire Toad
Mmmmmmm ,long rake?
Topic: Derbyshire Toad
mae

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 12/03/2017 17:20:57   Subject: Derbyshire Toad
Almost certainly what we saw in middleton mine but couldn't definitely say that's what passed us in spinney. As for the health ,both were afloat and seemed happy enough.
Funny you posted this Pau
Topic: Derbyshire Toad
mae

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 12/03/2017 16:24:24   Subject: Derbyshire Toad
One quite happily swam past us in spinney level and we saw one in the lower levels of middleton mine.both seemed happy but I'm not sure how to assess the health of a toad :blink:
Topic: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/03/2017 21:08:10   Subject: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
I have to say, I find this quite refreshing reading this thread.prada,get your mates some proper training in ropework (srt ect),it will open so much up to you and you will all grow stronger and more
Topic: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/03/2017 20:08:46   Subject: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
Most of the activities must be at the Hopton qaurry end.There was some heavy machines in the qaurry before Christmas doing a touch of landscaping. Nothing much happening on the middleton side.
Topic: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
mae

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/03/2017 18:18:57   Subject: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
As Paul said it is very closed.The security have alarm monitors in there cars and there is cctv on the middleton entrance including a maned cabin and a VERY large Polish gentleman.
I live locally
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