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WHERE THE CAVES ARE - The Caving Regions => Peak District => Topic started by: Mark on May 27, 2020, 02:05:38 pm

Title: Mine shaft opened up Bakewell - Ashbourne Rd
Post by: Mark on May 27, 2020, 02:05:38 pm
Anyone had a look at this, just by Harthill Hall turn off on B5056
Title: Re: Mine shaft opened up Bakewell - Ashbourne Rd
Post by: pwhole on May 27, 2020, 02:21:37 pm
IF it's the one I'm thinking about (Wheels Rake?), yes - AR and Dr. JG had a look the other day. I don't think it holds much promise.
Title: Re: Mine shaft opened up Bakewell - Ashbourne Rd
Post by: AR on May 27, 2020, 02:29:40 pm
Yes, it is the one  on Wheels Rake I've known about this for a few weeks as I deal with the County Council officer responsible for shaft capping. As Phil mentions, John Gunn and I went out earlier this week for a proper look, the collapse is next to a capped shaft and some packwall on the vein has given way, allowing a run-in that has choked the shaft with 6-7 cubic metres of choss. There is a backfilled level running off but that's all, so not really very interesting. I've suggested to County that they  backfill it, taking steps to prevent further material running into the shaft , as the ground where it's gone isn't solid rock but what I suspect is post-glacial grot so there 's a risk of the carriageway starting to go if it's left as is.
Title: Re: Mine shaft opened up Bakewell - Ashbourne Rd
Post by: paul on July 04, 2020, 03:22:29 pm
The road works are now gone.