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kate tyler

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Long Rake Mine Monyash
Posted: 08/05/2008 16:55:40
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Hello, Im new to this!!! Has anyone recently visited the above?? I went a few years ago and thought it was a brilliant mine-if not a bit like lego...Would like to know if its still ok for a visit as I live in the lakes. IP: 81.129.185.109
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Posted: 08/05/2008 21:13:23
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Long Rake is still accessible through the stopes at the Eastern end, but I'm told by people who've been in recently that it's starting to deteriorate inside noticeable. Good luck of you give it a try!

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Long Rake Mine Monyash
Posted: 08/05/2008 21:56:08
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I would not try it.
Eventually someone will dig the fall. I counsel patience.
Roy Fellows, an old mate of your Pa

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Long Rake Mine Monyash
Posted: 12/06/2008 13:57:48
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Thanks for the info. Spoke to an old mate from Brum and he said he would not be going back again!!!! It was like lego..

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Posted: 12/06/2008 13:59:41
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Thanks Roy. Sounds scary. Will leave well alone.. Anyway Dad would kill me!!!

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Posted: 12/06/2008 14:31:07
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You might be mixing up your Long Rake's there is the proper Long Rake on Bradwell Moor and also the Flourspar mine near Youlgreave.
Its a shame that the potential CO pollution is preventing access at the minute to Long Rake Founder Shaft...because its definately one of the best Mine Trips in the Peak...a fantastic SRT trip...
I wouldn't say the Long Rake at Youlgrave is in a particularly bad state and acess is pretty straight forward...don't touch much and you'll be fine...theres not too much in there to do but its a nice gentle evening trip on a warm day when you don't feel like over-exerting yourself!
IP: 217.37.189.65 Edited: 12/06/2008 14:34:48 by Jasonbirder
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Posted: 12/06/2008 17:00:44
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The one i am trying to get info on is the one with the rubbish dump like steep scrambly slope down to the entrance?!! last time i was there a blue polyprop hand line was insitu at the entrance?

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Long Rake Mine Youlegreave
Posted: 12/06/2008 19:22:41
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The rubbish dump like slope is still accessable, there are ropes lower down inside the mine. Ore hoppers are collapsing in places but like JB says if you don't really touch anything you'll be ok.

Will be doing a trip next saturday the 21st with a view to reaching the far end, now i have a full plan of the place, there are things I want to try and find. I still think there is plenty to see, but it's knowing where to look!

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IP: 86.141.77.126 Edited: 12/06/2008 19:24:59 by Brakeman
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Posted: 12/06/2008 20:24:01
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Ta for the info. Not sure if im off work but would be keen to come along if poss.?

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Posted: 12/06/2008 22:05:37
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If I wasn't already busy this saturday, I'd have asked to come out and play...Sad I could walk from home to the entrance if I was feeling energetic!

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