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
Sunday 28th April – Heritage Walk: the Matlock Cable Tramway.
Tuesday 7 May – Underground trip into Peakshole Sough, Castleton.
Leader – Adam Russell
Meet at the Visitor Centre Car Park, Castleton, at 7pm. 8 places available. To reserve your place, contact email@example.com. Prior booking and BCA insurance is essential.
The sough level leads to interesting pipe workings and there is an intact planked walkway at the far end. There are climbs on fixed ladders in upper levels to the upper levels where there are tight crawls so this trip is not suitable for complete novices, the water in the sough may be over welly depth depending on weather.
More details are available in Bulletin vol.9 no.3.
Trip by kind permission of Peak Cavern.
Leader: Paul Chandler.
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.
Here are some photos from PDMHS member Rob who went on the underground zip-wire trip in 2015 and reports it as well worthwhile (and safe!).
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).