It is primarily seen as a mine that happens to have some cave in it.
True scholars of mining heritage with the right personal contacts may be able to visit.
Why not contact the authors of that chapter in the book?
QuoteWhy not contact the authors of that chapter in the book?I don't recall seeing contact details in the book, so that's rather an unhelpful and cheap comment.
I find it easier to arrange trips to places that are heavily managed if I haven't bleated all over the internet beforehand about how hard it is and how unfair it is. But maybe that's just me.
Bump.... perhaps the guardians have spent many years perfecting a magnificent survey and photographs in a glossy publication to justify why there is no access and let us enjoy it from our armchairs. I have no issue with gates or access restrictions as long as we all know what those arrangements are.
If it's the mining side, then you could do worse than to purchase a copy of British Mining No. 53:https://www.nmrs.org.uk/publication/the-arkengarthdale-mines/available from Moore Books.If it's the caving side, then you want the BCRA publication Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales, Chapter 31, Caves of Swaledale.https://bcra.org.uk/pub/dales/index.html?j=2Probably also available from Moore Books.Chris.
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