Here are the guided walks and underground mine visits we currently have planned for the next few months in the Derbyshire Peak District. Do keep checking back here, as more walks and underground trips will be added to the list.
All our walks are free, and are open to all (not just PDMHS members). However, pre-booking is required when walks are limited to a certain number of people. As the walks are all also weather-dependent, we can keep you informed by email of any changes or cancellation in the event of bad weather. You can contact us at email@example.com. Any changes due to weather conditions will also be posted on the website, so it is advisable to check back here before you set out.
Also, if you are planning on attending with a large number of friends, it would be worth checking with us in advance about car parking availability.
Our walks are free but if you would like to express your appreciation, a donation would be very welcome. Alternatively you might like to join PDMHS.
Insurance is compulsory for those going on underground trips. The PDMHS UEG (Underground Exploration Group) can arrange this if you don’t already hold BCA insurance. You can contact the UEG here.
If you want to find out more information about any of our guided mining and industrial heritage walks, contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday February 16th – UEG Underground Trip into Devonshire Cavern, Lower Series, Matlock Bath. Fully booked.
Leader: Martin Long.
This trip will visit the down-dip workings of Devonshire Cavern, which mostly involves walking or stooping height passages, but some crawling may be involved. More details are in Mining History Volume.17 No.3.
Meet at 1pm at the Peak District Lead Mining Museum, Matlock Bath. Eight places available.
Booking is essential – contact email@example.com to reserve your place.
Tuesday 12th March – Underground Trip into Arrock Black Marble Mine, Ashford.
Leader: Paul Chandler.
References: Derbyshire Black Marble by J M Tomlinson, PDMHS Special Publication No.4 (1996) and Mining History (PDMHS) Vol.20, No.3 (2018).
References: Mining History (PDMHS) Vol.13, No.5 (1998) and Vol.19, No.6 (2017).
Unfortunately, the North Wales Mines Weekend planned for March 8 – 10 has had to be cancelled due to low levels of interest.
Advance Notice – trip to Zip World Titan, Blaenau Ffestiniog – Interested?
Sit back and zip away as you and your friends fly down Europe’s largest zipping zone! Take flight on 3 exhilarating zip lines and soak up the amazing quarry views during the experience of a lifetime (Info from website). SUMMER Availability April – October. How many Zips? 3. How far? 1890m. Starting height 482m above sea level. Duration 2 hours. Cost? £50. WINTER Opening – £30, but only two Zips. Note: VELOCITY 2 is the scary/fast ZIP at Penrhyn Quarry, North Wales.
Organiser: Paul Chandler – It is intended that TITAN will form part of a walking/adventure weekend, I am planning in North Wales, possibly in May 2019. If interested, please register your interest (without obligation at this stage) with Paul. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 07908-607513 (Mobile/Text is best) / 01246-220773 (Landline).