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Posted: 14/01/2020 17:50:42
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All kayaks should be sunk!! If you want to turn these beautiful historic mines into theme parks or boating lakes, bring your own and take them out (or sink them later out of sight). If you want to go through to Rhosydd, bring a rubber ring and hope you can swim WinkLaugh As for rubbish, the amount of rubbish after your so called “chamber of horrors” is disgusting!! Ffss clean up gear after use. Old ropes everywhere SadSadAngry


Our so called chamber of horrors? How is it ours?

Agree with you about litter.

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Posted: 14/01/2020 22:27:32
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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 carry it through Rhosydd and back to the car.
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Posted: 14/01/2020 23:05:07
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Done plenty of litter picks with friends over the years, Croesor clearing dead dinghies from the CoH, likewise from the first flooded chamber at the inbye end of the Croesor adit, Moel Fferna and Pen y Fridd to name a few. So, yes completely agree, wish people would take their rubbish with them Cursing

I guess a proportion of the dinghies are left inflated on the assumption they'll be useful and then deflate over time. But many will get holed and simply left behind which really isn't acceptable.

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Posted: 15/01/2020 11:13:40
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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 dinghies are now being dumped in there. If we can give it one really good clean-up, perhaps there's a chance it'll stay clear.
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Posted: 15/01/2020 11:29:04
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Willy Eckerslyke wrote:



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 dinghies are now being dumped in there. If we can give it one really good clean-up, perhaps there's a chance it'll stay clear.



Yep count me in. Job for a nice warm sunny Saturday.
So in about 6 months time then Laugh



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Posted: 15/01/2020 11:39:34
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sinker wrote:

Willy Eckerslyke wrote:



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 dinghies are now being dumped in there. If we can give it one really good clean-up, perhaps there's a chance it'll stay clear.



Yep count me in. Job for a nice warm sunny Saturday.
So in about 6 months time then Laugh



You need to wait for gobal warming to kick in before you have a sunny day around there.
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Posted: 15/01/2020 13:50:42
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Before thinking about putting makeshift boats in these places just have a little watch here: https://youtu.be/yeWNiHzK5SE Worth watching the first one then skip to 5mins 50s IP: 88.111.25.45
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Posted: 15/01/2020 15:41:17
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Detrus wrote:

Before thinking about putting makeshift boats in these places just have a little watch here: https://youtu.be/yeWNiHzK5SE Worth watching the first one then skip to 5mins 50s


Before the sinking stage though think about ‘Cold water shock Response’. RNLI video....

https://youtu.be/0gd6QC2Emrc. (About a minutes worth of video may save your life).

Bear in mind that on falling in/over your head’s likely going to be under water when the shock causes an involuntary breathing spasm.

Stay safe... Stay at home. Laugh


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Posted: 15/01/2020 20:09:55
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I meant “your chamber of horrors’” because it’s only the people who do the Croesor to Rhosydd through trip that call it COH, and are the ones likely to leave srt & dingy rubbish. If I had called it by chamber number, doubt no one would have k own where I meant. Anyway, I was there on Sunday and was saddened by the amount of rubbish, ruining a beautiful chamber with the picturesque old ruined historic bridge. I was in “the car cave” in Corris the previous day and they were becoming similar!! Please don’t ruin our historic mines just for the sake of a few chambers of “Srt thrills”. Take your rubbish home with you, ropes and allThumb Up Our mines are our heritage, not theme parks or recycling centres. Thumb Down IP: 51.7.172.143 Edited: 15/01/2020 20:13:19 by ChrisBones69
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Posted: 17/01/2020 11:14:51
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ChrisBones69 wrote:

I meant “your chamber of horrors’” because it’s only the people who do the Croesor to Rhosydd through trip that call it COH, and are the ones likely to leave srt & dingy rubbish. If I had called it by chamber number, doubt no one would have k own where I meant. Anyway, I was there on Sunday and was saddened by the amount of rubbish, ruining a beautiful chamber with the picturesque old ruined historic bridge. I was in “the car cave” in Corris the previous day and they were becoming similar!! Please don’t ruin our historic mines just for the sake of a few chambers of “Srt thrills”. Take your rubbish home with you, ropes and allThumb Up Our mines are our heritage, not theme parks or recycling centres. Thumb Down


I take it you reached the CoH (Ch17) by going in via the Rhosydd No9 ? If you had gone in the Croesor adit, you would have seen the polite notice about taking out rubbish and the 3 bags of rubbish already collected..most of us that enjoy "SRT thrills" do take our rubbish out with us, but as with every aspect of life, some spoil it for others...

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Posted: 17/01/2020 13:12:35
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Yes I agree with you llion, a few do spoil it for the rest. But if 3 bags of rubbish have been collected recently then it just proves many are clearly ignoring the sign to take rubbish home. Chambers were full of old discarded wet clothes and old ropes, let alone old bottles and food wrappers. I know it’s not just Croesor because I’ve collected a few bags of rubbish from maenofferen recently. I just can’t grasp how people can’t respect these beautiful mines and treat them like a dumping ground. Slate waste and miners old discarded 70 year old newspapers yes, they’re historic, but 2020 walkers crisps or 10mm climbing ropes does not belong. Sorry for the moan, but after seeing the 28 days later graffiti and all the rubbish in car cave it sickened me!! I’m dreading the day these historic mines in my back yard will start looking like Corris “car cave”SadSad IP: 51.7.172.143
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Posted: 17/01/2020 13:44:01
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The sign only went up at Christmas so 3 bags is ok for three weeks..hopefully it will stop new rubbish accumulating Wink and if we all take a bit out when we go through it might just be enough to keep the place tidy Thumbs Up

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Posted: 17/01/2020 14:48:06
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Didn't the "Corris car cave" become trashed as it has (in the way we're talking here), after a few people started posting candy photos of themselves in there on social media? Or am I thinking of elsewhere.


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Posted: 17/01/2020 14:54:04
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Yes, it's had some major exposure including in the mainstream media - Daily Mail and Daily Post specifically.

Not to mention the fake sword nonsense.

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