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ChrisJC

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Posted: 11/08/2010 14:06:10
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I am going to Dartmoor this w/e.

What's there underground for an easy explore?

Thanks,

Chris.
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Posted: 11/08/2010 16:08:02
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Hi Chris

I am disapointed that no one has replied, so here is what I know.

On the moor itself, few open adits go far. The exception is the Golden Dagger. A few years ago the adit was open in a sort of a way, but water up to your gills, dont know current situation. SRT entry possible to workings either side of a blockage, but be careful.

Most of the Devon stuff is around Tavistock and Gunnislake, plus of course Great Rock.

Tinminer is the one to ask about this.

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''the stopes soared beyond the range of our caplamps' - David Bick...... How times change
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Posted: 11/08/2010 16:14:00
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You're probably best of contacting Plymouth caving group. All of the caves and a lot of the mines are locked/have access issues or require good map reading skills. There is a good caving hut in buckfastleigh if you want cheap accommodation. (south dartmoor bunkhouse.co.uk) IP: 92.232.49.33
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Posted: 11/08/2010 20:42:07
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Thanks so far.
Accommodation is sorted - it's somebody elses 'outdoorsy' weekend.
I don't want to be doing with any complicated access - there's only 3 of us, and I'm the only 'bona-fide' person (i.e. have insurance and belong to a club), so somewhere low-key that can be explored on an ad-hoc basis by walking & crawling around...... No SRT.

TIA,

Chris.

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