Peak District Mining Heritage Walks and Underground Mine Trips

Here are the guided walks and underground mine visits we currently have planned for the next couple of 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 meets@pdmhs.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. 

The 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.

If you want to find out more information about our guided mining and industrial heritage walks, contact Chris James at meets@pdmhs.com

Sunday 11 February – Underground trip into Mouldridge Mine, Pikehall

An easy daytime trip to this popular mine with plenty to see, suitable for complete novices.  The trip is limited to 8 places. Further details about our underground trips can be found here.

 
Organiser: Paul Chandler. 
A short, easy walk lasting about 2 hours led by Paul Guion (East Midlands Geological Society) to look at a very important geological site, and the site of a former Derbyshire coal mining village that was “moved” in the 1990s. Only one place still available.
Meeting arrangements will be supplied when booking your place(s). Booking is essential as this walk is limited to 20 places – so please book early! Contact Paul, either by email at meets@pdmhs.com or tel: 01246-220773. 
 

This evening trip will visit one of the less well-known and consequently seldom-visited Via Gellia mines. It is suitable for novices but involves a short section of flat-out crawling to access the pipe workings. The trip is limited to 6 places. Further details about our underground trips can be found here

Organiser: Paul Chandler. Fully booked.
A walking trip (no crawling involved) lasting about 2 hours into the last working fluorspar mine in Derbyshire. Meeting arrangements will be supplied when booking your place(s). Booking is essential as the trip is limited to only ten PDMHS members (sorry, no guests). Preference will be given to Society members who have not visited before, but please book early! If over-subscribed, you will be added to a reserve list. Contact Paul, either by email at  meets@pdmhs.com or tel: 01246-220773.