March 7th – Underground Trip to Wapping Mine, Matlock Bath

March 7th 2017. Meet at 7.30pm.

Leader: Paul Chandler.
An easy grade, mainly dry trip. Mostly walking or stooping size passages with some easy climbs, and short crawly bits. An ideal novice trip, but of interest to more experienced explorers. The trip is being organised primarily as a training trip for prospective mine leaders, but is open to all. Wapping Mine contains large, impressive mined stopes, a small maze, and there is still some nice mineralisation.  
Party size is limited. Evening trip. To book your place(s), for meeting arrangements or further details, please contact Paul Chandler on 01246 220773 or at NOTE: The mine entrance/exit can be quite awkward!
Optional drink after trip in Matlock Bath. Joint meet with Masson Caving Group. Reference: Cumberland Cavern and Wapping Mine compiled by John Barnatt and David Webb for the Derbyshire Caving Association (2002). This is the definitive guide to this system and is well worth purchasing.