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
Apologies if you’ve just had your facebook news feed bombarded with posts from the mines website. I’ve just done a little tidying up so it should be easier for people to find information about specific mines quickly (there’s a drop down menu on the right hand side side bar).
If you’re aware of any changes to the access for the mines please let me know so I can keep these pages current.
No known access issues. Let us know if you have any problems.
No known access issues with the mines within the gorge. Access to the Klondike level/workings have been gated for some time now.
Please do not enter the first mine on the right (as you’re heading up the gorge) as it releases a significant amount of ochre into the stream
Access to Henddol is managed by Pro Active. Contact Clive for further information.
With the closure of Tyn y Berth access to Gaewern and the upkeep of the anchors and fixed rigging (cables) is currently up in the air.
There are no known access issues with Fish Caves. If you encounter any issues please let us know.
Some of the anchors within the mine were tested and replaced recently with an updated rigging guide. Further information is available here: http://www.train4underground.co.uk/2017/01/23/fish-caves-lead-mine-anchors/