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Topic: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/08/2020 19:32:32   Subject: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
I can't believe the police are not that bothered, the place is only half a mile from the site I'd have thought it would be an easy win for 'em.
Topic: Croesor Slate Mine (mine)
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/08/2020 12:41:40   Subject: Croesor Slate Mine (mine)
It will only drop on side of the incline as it is now but if it were blocked I assume the big shaft at the top would become the preferred way in. If you want a more interesting route you could always
Topic: Croesor Slate Mine (mine)
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2020 14:07:20   Subject: Croesor Slate Mine (mine)
I can't help you with the trip but there was a big chunk of roof just about holding on, on the incline.
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2020 11:57:11   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Had a walk up Cwm Orthin today and found that the Smoke flue has no lock on it. Would some who has a relevant contact let them know?
Topic: East Midlands
alex17595

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/07/2020 10:51:54   Subject: East Midlands
I think under copyright laws it becomes free 70 years after publication if the authors death date is unkown.

I'm not sure what the sites rules on it is though.
Topic: Peak District Mine Exploration (Newbie)
alex17595

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/07/2020 18:00:32   Subject: Peak District Mine Exploration (Newbie)
I usually take newbies to Wapping. Some interesting things too see in Cumberland cavern and theres no deep shafts or false floors.
Topic: Mynachlog - near WSCo Viaduct.
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/06/2020 14:46:33   Subject: Mynachlog - near WSCo Viaduct.
[quote="Morlock"]This the place?

https://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Rhiwbryfdir

A bt more info.

https://www.facebook.com/festrailinsider/photos/a.2574453459539274/2634
Topic: Back underground ????
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2020 10:36:22   Subject: Back underground ????
Seems reasonable to me, I hate wearing masks because I wear glasses and steam up almost instantly when doing any form of activity (even just walking.)

I think staying away from SRT at the m
Topic: Parc Lead Mine - 3D
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/06/2020 20:54:09   Subject: Parc Lead Mine - 3D
I feel honoured my awful photo is featured on there.
Topic: Back underground ????
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2020 16:41:11   Subject: Back underground ????
Many of places we visit as mine explorers are not very attractive to the general public usually because of the massive piles of waste rock. Most of the places I have been since lockdown ended such as
Topic: Photography in caves
alex17595

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 16/06/2020 19:47:22   Subject: Photography in caves
The technique you're looking for is called light painting. You set the shutter speed to a decent amount of time (how much depends on the size of the space and how strong your light source is)

Topic: Back underground ????
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/05/2020 13:21:54   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="Daggers"]https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/chaos-dovestone-reservoir-motorists-flock-18253241?utm_source=linkCopy&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

This
Topic: Cononley Lead Mine, N.Yorks
alex17595

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/05/2020 11:20:34   Subject: Cononley Lead Mine, N.Yorks
Available as a PDF from NMRS

https://www.nmrs.org.uk/publication/the-yorkshire-lancashire-lead-mines/
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2020 08:58:06   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
I prefer the Fred Dibnah method of building your own mine in the garden
Topic: Cwmorthin Query
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/04/2020 18:33:49   Subject: Cwmorthin Query
[quote="sinker"][quote="alex17595"]There is a boathouse marked on the 1949-61 Os maps.

It is also mentioned on this page:
http://www.cwmorthin.com/9._the_people.html


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Topic: Cwmorthin Query
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/04/2020 15:28:10   Subject: Cwmorthin Query
There is a boathouse marked on the 1949-61 Os maps.

It is also mentioned on this page:
http://www.cwmorthin.com/9._the_people.html


[quote]The people who owned the shee
Topic: Coal, illegal
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2020 14:21:03   Subject: Coal, illegal
Apedale were trying to get a license to mine about 10 tonnes a year when I last went on the tour.
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2020 18:16:36   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8o9EUxNa5o


It's very suprising they haven't found out where it is really.
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/01/2020 18:06:17   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
I noticed the Coal authority commented on a video by C9C.
Topic: Croesor
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/01/2020 11:39:34   Subject: Croesor
[quote="sinker"][quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]

I'd be happy to do another litter pick in there. I agree with Chris that the CoH is disgusting. However I suspect that the canoe means fewer dingh
Topic: Croesor
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2020 22:27:32   Subject: Croesor
I haven't been to Rhosydd since April but there was a pile of crap where it slopes down to water level.

I don't see why people leave their litter at the end? It's not a difficult route to c
Topic: Croesor
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2020 12:10:38   Subject: Croesor
[quote="TwllMawr"][quote="alex17595"]There was a blue rope tied to the bridge support, we tried to get it out but could not get to it.[/quote]

I’ve been told that rope’s the fuse trigger fo
Topic: Croesor
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2020 22:06:14   Subject: Croesor
There was a blue rope tied to the bridge support, we tried to get it out but could not get to it.
Topic: Croesor
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/01/2020 16:19:09   Subject: Croesor
A good point. I have never actually been in a proper kayak, only an Inflatable. I will take a pump up and if there's a couple of decent ones they can stay up there the rest I will take down.

Topic: Croesor
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/01/2020 11:28:18   Subject: Croesor
[quote="sinker"][quote="Llion"]
:lol::lol: didn't realise you meant locking up the kayak :-[[/quote]

:lol: :thumbup:

Is a kayak a lot of use in there? A Canadian would be be
Topic: Croesor
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/01/2020 01:24:57   Subject: Croesor
Right guys I have come up with an idea, however I thought I would put it out on here to see what you think after my last idea was shockingly bad


Last time I went (I think it was Octo
Topic: Rhosydd Adit 4
alex17595

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/01/2020 13:40:11   Subject: Rhosydd Adit 4
I think Adit no 4 is the one that was blocked up and used as a reservoir.

Last used in 1887 and converted in 1890s. Looking at the map it also comes out on a ledge in the quarry and is mos
Topic: PVC Oversuit Repair
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 13:37:45   Subject: PVC Oversuit Repair
Many many puncture repair kits
Topic: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/12/2019 11:27:17   Subject: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
[quote="euros"]Ffestiniog Town Council have already noted that there are the remains of the copper mine, and have written to the County Council to warn them of this.

https://planning.snowdo
Topic: how do i find old mines?
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2019 12:40:16   Subject: how do i find old mines?
Have a look on the Adit Now database:

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Database/

For Herefordshire you want map SO but I suspect you would have more choice heading into Mid/North Wales
Topic: Cromford Canal
alex17595

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/11/2019 12:40:23   Subject: Cromford Canal
I seem to recall that I have cycled it before and it was like a standard towpath.
Topic: Coniston through trip condition
alex17595

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/10/2019 18:17:03   Subject: Coniston through trip condition
Thanks for all the information. Are many of the levels gated?

Looks like I might be booking some lodging for a trip then. I don't like the look of those stemple traverses that I have seen.
Topic: Coniston through trip condition
alex17595

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/10/2019 14:10:24   Subject: Coniston through trip condition
Thanks Pete, Cowstails are the one bit of equipment that I do have so clipping on to a rope is not an issue. Are there ropes left in situ by the holes?

I plan to visit Old Man slate mine an
Topic: Coniston through trip condition
alex17595

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/10/2019 13:27:29   Subject: Coniston through trip condition
Just to tag on to this thread, is there much to see for the more casual 'walk in' explorer at Coniston?
Topic: Explore Video : The Slate Mines Of Coniston : Largest Cavern I've Ever Seen! :
alex17595

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/10/2019 11:42:48   Subject: Explore Video : The Slate Mines Of Coniston : Largest Cavern I've Ever Seen! :
Some of the ones in Moel Fferna are very impressive length-wise.
Topic: Arkengarthdale mines
alex17595

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/09/2019 10:21:37   Subject: Arkengarthdale mines
Thanks for the information, sadly I've had a call from work which means I have to give someone a lift so no mines this time. Looks like it's raining all week anyway so I will save it for another day.
Topic: Arkengarthdale mines
alex17595

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/09/2019 13:53:33   Subject: Arkengarthdale mines
Hi all, I'm heading up to the North East for work and as I don't seem to get up in that area very much I thought I would visit some mines.

I have noticed the area around Booze has a rich mi
Topic: Non SRT
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/09/2019 20:23:17   Subject: Non SRT
Go Below at Conwy falls
Topic: Non SRT
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/09/2019 18:41:31   Subject: Non SRT
How about Penarth? Fairly small place but some good views down in to the valley with a fairly short walk up.

Obviously there is tonnes or walk-ins around Blaenau.
Topic: Sites near Moel Fferna
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/09/2019 18:38:42   Subject: Sites near Moel Fferna
My ladders 30ft and there plenty left. It drops down 20-25ft onto a rock shelf where there is a solid ladder for the next 10ft or so to the base.

It's the only reason I bought the ladder an
Topic: Sites near Moel Fferna
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/09/2019 16:46:53   Subject: Sites near Moel Fferna
They are good for us useless idiots who can't tie anything more advanced than a shoelace
Topic: Sites near Moel Fferna
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/09/2019 16:39:58   Subject: Sites near Moel Fferna
I use an electron when I go to Moel Fferna. Does the job alright and not too heavy to lug up the mountain.
Topic: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2019 13:29:26   Subject: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
I personally hope it will not affect the exploring in the area, I could see somewhere like Croesor and Rhosydd getting sealed up fairly quickly.
Topic: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/08/2019 18:50:23   Subject: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
share prices up 10%, I knew I should have brought some yesterday :lol:
Topic: Hafna mine - Bat castle
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/08/2019 21:07:41   Subject: Hafna mine - Bat castle
If it was connected I assume it would have the same water level as the adit entrance?

We had a look on the hottest day of the year the other week and there was the most gorgeous cool breeze
Topic: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
alex17595

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2019 21:55:42   Subject: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
The picture isn't showing properly for me. Here's the full image for anyone else.

https://i.imgur.com/iIabTAw.jpg
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
alex17595

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 13:15:37   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="royfellows"]
Its actually an entertaining video, if they would only get proper kit. Its doesn't cost much, its not as if I'm expecting them to buy my lamps or anything
:lol:[/quote]<
Topic: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
alex17595

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/07/2019 12:29:42   Subject: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
It's best to contact the Derbyshire cave association
Topic: Gaewern Slate Mine - any tips?
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/07/2019 16:19:55   Subject: Gaewern Slate Mine - any tips?
There was another post which has since been deleted
Topic: Gaewern Slate Mine - any tips?
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/07/2019 13:28:30   Subject: Gaewern Slate Mine - any tips?
[quote="John_Smith"][quote="paigelg"]Hi, is there any chance you could pm me the coordinates to this mine or give me a clue to whereabouts it is? Both me and my partner are into urbexing and photograp
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