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Re: Eldon Hole
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2013, 01:19:15 pm »
Sounds like a good summer project. One thing that would be really useful in doing this would be to guarantee all-year-round access no matter what the weather with some kind of roof to the connection entrance - so if large-dia pipe were used, an undercut section at an angle would prevent snow plugging and also afford some protection from debris falling from above. Cutting the other end upside-down to this would equally allow easy ingress and egress, especially for rescues, as the angle of pipe would need to be quite shallow.

Could this be a DCA-assisted conservation project on the cards? ;)

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Re: Eldon Hole
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2013, 01:47:10 pm »
Re Pipe, speak to Old Git, he's currently got a length going spare....

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Re: Eldon Hole
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2013, 07:51:37 pm »
We need a man who can build a trainline with 70mph petrol driven (homemade) trains from the entrance to get rid of the spoil...

Then it's just a case of time, a winch and some skips when you need them.


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Re: Eldon Hole
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2013, 12:10:57 am »
If the negotiations with the landowner are done right I suspect he will be glad of a few tons of reclaimed walling stone, he might even cart it from the top of the hole.
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Re: Eldon Hole
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2013, 06:34:59 pm »
In case anyone is interested, the bottom of Eldon Hole is blocked with snow again.
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Re: Eldon Hole
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2013, 11:46:36 am »
Bugger. Well, I guess that only goes to show the need for a lidded passage through, eh?