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Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Posted: 16/10/2015 15:03:21
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SUNDAY 18th OCTOBER 2015


Already out, like last time.

But thanks for circulating the invite
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Posted: 18/10/2015 20:24:48
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SUNDAY 18th OCTOBER 2015

Can we arrange another gathering? Mr R A Fellows will be in attendance. Some timber can be made available from NMCS stocks. 1000hrs in Nenthead car park.


Team of three today. Much progress made by building pack walls on the south east side, to reduce the roof span. Hammers and chisels broke up the shale slabs. Thanks to Vicky and Alan Robinson for their wholehearted effort.

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Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Posted: 27/10/2016 12:53:00
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What is the state of these falls and the repairs at the moment - has anyone been through recently?

Planning a trip in this Sat.

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Posted: 27/10/2016 12:59:03
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It was passable in February.

But not nice, as always really.
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Posted: 27/10/2016 13:40:04
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I've been through a couple of times within the last two months.
It is still passable, but as previously stated, not especially pleasant.
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Posted: 27/10/2016 16:02:57
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Thanks for the info.

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Posted: 28/10/2016 20:16:00
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Might see you up there Mr Mike. I'm taking family into Smallcleugh on Saturday.


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Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Posted: 28/10/2016 20:19:50
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Give them all wire brushes so they can have ago removing the stupid purple arrows that have appeared there. I managed to shift a few the other week.

Might be fun for the kids?

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Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Posted: 29/11/2016 22:57:23
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Was in Caplecleugh again last week.
Looked like some had come down from the roof just past the little hole you crawl through toward the end of the fall, but it appeared to make the last section a bit easier.
There had been a section peeling off from the roof, but it looked to be no longer there.

Mr Mike, have you been through recently?

On another note, those arrows in Smallcleugh are horrendous.
It's disappointing some folk feel it's OK to place them everywhere.
A bit like sardine cans I've also found throughout the mines, but that's another topic....
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Posted: 29/11/2016 23:56:44
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On another note does any one know who takes the groups of kids through? I was in there with a party a few weeks ago and was met by a party of kids being guided by one man on his own. Must of been 20 kids! Not a great idea if any one got injured or wandered off.

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Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Posted: 30/11/2016 07:14:13
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Edd wrote:

On another note does any one know who takes the groups of kids through? I was in there with a party a few weeks ago and was met by a party of kids being guided by one man on his own. Must of been 20 kids! Not a great idea if any one got injured or wandered off.


I don't know who it is but if it is commercial, he is out of order.
It is not an inspected or agreed mine.
I don't think it is approved for the Scouts either
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Posted: 30/11/2016 07:27:16
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staffordshirechina wrote:

Edd wrote:

On another note does any one know who takes the groups of kids through? I was in there with a party a few weeks ago and was met by a party of kids being guided by one man on his own. Must of been 20 kids! Not a great idea if any one got injured or wandered off.


I don't know who it is but if it is commercial, he is out of order.
It is not an inspected or agreed mine.
I don't think it is approved for the Scouts either


This was in smallcleugh btw. I believe there are aprproved routes but still should not be on his own! Glare

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Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Posted: 30/11/2016 14:20:03
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Smallcleugh is on the list (I've got it on my ticket), not Caplecleugh though.

One leader and 20 kids? That's a very bad ratio indeed. If he's not got an AALS licence he's operating illegally. If he does have a licence and they find out about that ratio, he won't have a licence anymore.

It'll be some muppet like him that brings the house of cards down for the BCA scheme.

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Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Posted: 30/11/2016 19:16:19
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I always understood that with inexperienced people, ideally you need a one to one.
Having lived through the rumpus that followed the fatality in the main H.L. I do not think you can regard Smallcleugh as an easy mine, for the inexperienced.
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Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Posted: 05/12/2016 08:16:13
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We went to the loaded ore truck workings in Caplecleugh this Sat - bloody hell what a mess the shale band is on the way in. I've not been via this route since 2009 and Karl was last here 3 years ago.

Looks like there had been a further collapse around the area that had been tidied up last year and a fresh 5-8m run further pass this where you had to do a flat belly crawl with fear of touching roof.

We did stack some shale up on the 1st fall to clear getting past it as a large flake was hanging over trapped and cantilievered (needs a pry bar). We where wondering if stacking the shale on either side of the level would work with a timber support against the roof over it?

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Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Posted: 05/12/2016 08:56:24
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Up to a point, I guess. Recalling last year's remediation work along Brigal Burn X-Cut (beyond the flooded arch past the incline), shale is quite difficult to stack to any height in a structurally sound manner, and is the archetypal Void Migration model!

From the perspective of a comfy armchair, it may be better to remove as much of the collapse pile as possible, as the roof is going to want to drop anyway and fill the level as it goes.

is there much room to stack/dump waste in the vicinity?

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Posted: 05/12/2016 09:27:40
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Mark, Stacking room really only in the passage, there are wider parts of it that could take it but would mean shifting it over to the area. Stack height would be in the 0.5m area.

I know shale is slidey, but if wedged in with packers etc... and then a timber over the top to keep it all tight?





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Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Posted: 05/12/2016 10:21:56
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Better yet, shovel all the loose muck into sandbags and use with the bigger blocky shale to raise the packwall. Timber wallplate atop, with joist-sized cross-beams.

Any rails in the vicinity??

far easier said than done, of course, but I'm game to assist if you're thinking of tackling it sometime.

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Posted: 05/12/2016 10:27:28
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Been talking about how best to deal with this. Current least bad plan is to clear a just wide enough (~2'6" or 750mm) passage through with uprights and cross timbers and pack the sides with the loose. Have some big steel tube courtesy of a friendly fabricator which will be more durable but a sight harder to transport than wood.

This needs to be dealt with reasonably soonish before it closes completely but could do with a few people to transport materials. I'm happy to co-ordinate, I'm up at the Nent quite a lot after all. So who's up for helping?
Given the unpredictability of the weather I suspect it will have to wait until spring but that will give us time to get some materials together.

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Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Posted: 05/12/2016 10:30:05
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Masonry arch with dressed deads? Not hard to do.

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