Here’s a few images/warnings issued over the years that still stand for some sites. These images have dropped down to the bottom of the news feed on the site so I thought I’d add them again and stick them to the top of the updates feed.
Here’s a photo of the brow taken after the cracks were originally painted, this image can be used to compare any changes
Rhiwbach Entrance Adit
Picture of the entrance which has seen some vegetation’s slippage over the Winter of 2015-16
Rhiwbach Top Entrance
Photo following clearing some loose rock at the exit of the mine
Route passed the fallen (eased) block between floors 4 & 5 in Wrysgan
Section of roof which pealed away in 2014. Photo can be used to compare changes
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The mine inspections will be happening this week (1st – 4th April). We’ve revised the original plan a little as follows:
- Monday: Fish Caves & Rhiwbach
- Tuesday: Cwmorthin
- Wednesday: Wrysgan & Bwlch y Plwm
- Thursday: Minllyn & Gaewern (hopefully)
There’s opportunities during the week to accompany the mine engineer which can be incredibly insightful, however places are limited. If you’re keen please get in touch via the email addresses sent out with the itinerary to those registered to receive the reports, or to me directly.
Note that on Monday the 1st of April the code to Rhiwbach will be changed. This is likely to happen in the afternoon. If you’re planning a trip into the mine please check with whoever’s registered to receive the updates for the mines for the new code.
There’s been what looks like a small amount of rock fall on floor 2 of the mine, just before the roped climb to the third floor. The rock fall has come from an areas with a significant amount of water permeating through the rock together with an body of quarts.
Although it’s unlikely groups will gather in the area as it’s wet, it’s worth being aware of.
We’ve been getting reports that the flooding last weekend has decimated the footpath leading down the quarry from the top entrance to the mine, and washed a significant amount of debris into the parking area at the foot of the quarry.
Parking may be limited for a while until we can get this addressed. Feel free to send any photos so we can illustrate the damage.
This years inspections are programmed to start the 1st of April. The programme as it stands is as follows (although may change at short notice);
- Monday 1st April: Minllyn & Gaerwern
- Tuesday 2nd April: Cwmorthin
- Wednesday 3rd April: Rhiwbach & Bwlch y Plwm
- Thursday 4th April: Rhiwbach & Fish Caves
There’s a small number of places available to accompany the mines engineer during the inspections. If you’d like to observe the inspections please get in touch
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