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WHERE THE CAVES ARE - The Caving Regions => Peak District => Topic started by: Madness on January 12, 2020, 09:08:36 pm

Title: Dunsley Spring Level
Post by: Madness on January 12, 2020, 09:08:36 pm
Anyone on here been down the winze at the end of Dunsley Spring Level?

There's a couple of old bolts there, but it looks a bit unstable. Anybody know what's down there?
Title: Re: Dunsley Spring Level
Post by: AR on January 12, 2020, 09:22:09 pm
I've been down there, though I think we took a scaff bar in to drop off. The winze is about 10m deep, and at its base the level continues onwards for about 80m where it meets  Great Rake, which is about 1m wide and virtually barren of ore. Beyond this, the level continues for about another 20m to backfill, while a short crosscut leads to a parallel drivage for about 10m. There are also carved numbers on the wall like those in the upper level.
Title: Re: Dunsley Spring Level
Post by: Madness on January 13, 2020, 04:15:12 pm
Thanks for the info
Title: Re: Dunsley Spring Level
Post by: markpot on January 13, 2020, 07:41:08 pm
This is on my to do list.Keep us posted Mad,be nice hear how you get on.
Title: Re: Dunsley Spring Level
Post by: ttxela2 on January 14, 2020, 11:21:31 am
I too would like to see down there as I'm familiar with the upper bit. I wonder if it would be a suitable place to try out my new found SRT skills  :-\
Title: Re: Dunsley Spring Level
Post by: AR on January 14, 2020, 12:43:10 pm
It's an easy enough pitch apart from you have to be careful of the packwall on the outbye side which is a bit shonky.