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If you want a streamway, try Wardlow Sough some time; you can wash your ears while you're in there!
I'm firmly in the mines camp, although I have been known to enter the odd cave. Some of the more popular mines with easy access have certainly suffered a little but the more remote spots have that atmosphere of times past and previous lives lived. I take the point that it can never be original exploration as someone will always have been there before - however if you access an area that hasn't been entered for hundreds of years it's still a pretty interesting feeling (not that I've ever managed that but I have been to areas that have only had a handful of modern visitors). The sense of human history in these places is extremely strong.
Got to say I love both but to be honest I am happy anywhere underground , I like world war bunkers tunnels anything I find fascinating, I really want to get over to the battle of the Somme and find some of them old tunnels their !
In much of Derbyshire its often difficult to decide which part is mine and which is cave.I've spent most of my time in mines but most of these have natural features or even full cave passages/ chambers. I've also spent time digging and surveying new caves as well as mines. I guess mines generally have the edge for me as they have the combination of interesting geology, history and my admiration of all the work that has been done under difficult conditions and with limited conditions.I'm not generally a fan of purely sporting caving trips but LNRC via the river entrance stands out as one that is just so much fun.
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