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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2021, 05:15:13 pm »
As an also mountain biker, I'm fed up witj having to clean dog turds from my wheels every time I go for a ride. And on the last few walks in the Peak District I had to dodge folks with unrully hounds.

So when my dog, on a lead, was hit by a mountain biker going off-piste.....? The vet's bill for that would make your eyes water. The biker had no insurance naturally. Good job I had.

Not ALL mountain bikers are arrogant to$$ers and not ALL dog owners are irresponsible either.
Just a cross section of society aren't we? All of us.

Very true, the day you tread in a dog turd and walk it into the nice new white shag pile in your living room you hate all dog owners, the nest day when you want to walk in the park with your mate and his dog and the sign says 'no dogs' the council are a bunch of fascists, the day your held up behind a cyclist on the way to an important meeting all cyclists are b*stards, the next day when you're wobbling your way back home from the pub on your trusty pushbike to the accompanying horns of traffic behind all drivers are impatient a$$holes.

The problem is always the way other people do it.....

I can't remember the ad on the TV but there were two chaps watching what they though was a woman trying to reverse into a parking bay saying " my god its so easy she cant drive for toffee " then a fella stepped out of the car, they carried on saying " well it was very tight really got to congratulate his driving skills" and so on . What was that ad ?   :-\
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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2021, 05:16:08 pm »
As an also mountain biker, I'm fed up witj having to clean dog turds from my wheels every time I go for a ride. And on the last few walks in the Peak District I had to dodge folks with unrully hounds.

So when my dog, on a lead, was hit by a mountain biker going off-piste.....? The vet's bill for that would make your eyes water. The biker had no insurance naturally. Good job I had.

Not ALL mountain bikers are arrogant to$$ers and not ALL dog owners are irresponsible either.
Just a cross section of society aren't we? All of us.

Very true, the day you tread in a dog turd and walk it into the nice new white shag pile in your living room you hate all dog owners, the nest day when you want to walk in the park with your mate and his dog and the sign says 'no dogs' the council are a bunch of fascists, the day your held up behind a cyclist on the way to an important meeting all cyclists are b*stards, the next day when you're wobbling your way back home from the pub on your trusty pushbike to the accompanying horns of traffic behind all drivers are impatient a$$holes.

The problem is always the way other people do it.....

Your lady lets you walk in the living room with your shoes on OMG !
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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2021, 08:14:41 am »


Oh I don't think I could do that  :yucky:
Some of those very cheap bags are so thin you can actually smell what's inside!


I have a rule in life which applies to several work, social and recreational situations:

"If in doubt, double-bag it."




Are we still on about dog poo or a few ladies you met whilst drunk on a night out in your youth   :'( :lol:
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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #53 on: May 13, 2021, 09:50:45 am »


Oh I don't think I could do that  :yucky:
Some of those very cheap bags are so thin you can actually smell what's inside!


I have a rule in life which applies to several work, social and recreational situations:

"If in doubt, double-bag it."




Are we still on about dog poo or a few ladies you met whilst drunk on a night out in your youth   :'( :lol:

....social and recreational situations....


Ah, well, now, you see...erm...

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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #54 on: May 13, 2021, 05:32:37 pm »
Dare we say dog friendly caves as well guys . Be nice its a cave and mine site  :)
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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #55 on: May 13, 2021, 09:57:27 pm »
Nigel Dibben's dog used to enjoy the Alderley Edge mines.

Wood Mine:-



Engine Vein:-

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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #56 on: May 13, 2021, 11:06:28 pm »
Just out of interest I spoke to a vet, he didnt like the idea of dogs spending time in mines with loose floors etc as that will damage dogs paws.
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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2021, 05:41:31 am »
It's the same as a dog walking over sharp scree and coarse rock on a hillside. If the dog isn't used to it they can hurt the pads on their paws, but if they're conditioned to scampering about over rocks up hill down dale etc then they'll be fine.

Obviously a mine with acidic pools rusting metal sheets or other hazards would be bad but OP is specifically seeking dog friendly ones, so I think it should be OK.
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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2021, 08:21:18 am »
True and that is why I am asking for "dog friendly caves/mines " the clue is in the title  ::)
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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2021, 08:40:07 am »
The Alderley Edge mines are human friendly too - dry, sandy, and warm (c9 deg C - warm in winter and cool in summer) and you can go a long way without getting wet or doing much crawling and/or climbing.

I haven't visited the Shropshire copper mines eg Clive Mine but these are in similar Keuper sandstone to Alderley Edge and so I'd posit these may be dog friendly too.
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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #60 on: May 14, 2021, 10:18:22 am »
Clive has a stope to cross not far from the fixed ladder entrance, but with care and thought shouldn't be too much of a problem. The liesegang rings in there are awesome

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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #61 on: May 14, 2021, 11:07:11 am »
If the OP is interested in the Alderley Edge mines the two mines most suitable :- Wood Mine and Engine Vein are controlled by the Derbyshire Caving Club. There are also a few mines which are not gated :- Scout Hole, Pillar Mine, Doc Mine, and a trial in the quarry where Evans built his chalet. If the dog hasn't been underground before these would give it an easy introduction.
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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2021, 02:19:47 pm »
Is that a very young Keiran Rooney there?

At OP very welcome to Alderley any time... THere have been a good few dogs underground over the years!


Nigel Dibben's dog used to enjoy the Alderley Edge mines.

Wood Mine:-



Engine Vein:-


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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2021, 08:47:36 pm »
I took Ted the Terrierist down Wood Mine on the 2013 AN costume trip -

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/SuperSize/Lamp-Light-Costume-Trip-April-2013_85894/

I did make the mistake of trying the "candle in a lump of clay on't Bradda" mode of lighting, there was wax all over me and the dog by the end of the trip...
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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #64 on: May 15, 2021, 10:14:24 pm »

I took Ted the Terrierist down Wood Mine on the 2013 AN costume trip -

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/SuperSize/Lamp-Light-Costume-Trip-April-2013_85894/


Some VERY YOUNG looking AditNow faces there.... ;)


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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #65 on: May 15, 2021, 10:36:33 pm »
it was eight years ago...
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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #66 on: May 16, 2021, 09:36:58 am »
I hope you all went through the Crocodile crawl on that trip  :thumbsup:
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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #67 on: May 16, 2021, 12:10:19 pm »

I took Ted the Terrierist down Wood Mine on the 2013 AN costume trip -

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/SuperSize/Lamp-Light-Costume-Trip-April-2013_85894/


Some VERY YOUNG looking AditNow faces there.... ;)




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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #68 on: May 18, 2021, 09:06:55 pm »
I took Ted the Terrierist down Wood Mine on the 2013 AN costume trip -

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/SuperSize/Lamp-Light-Costume-Trip-April-2013_85894/

I did make the mistake of trying the "candle in a lump of clay on't Bradda" mode of lighting, there was wax all over me and the dog by the end of the trip...

Ed's barely changed LOL

I recognise Simon and Briony I think, but not met the other two chaps...
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Re: Dog Friendly Mines
« Reply #69 on: May 24, 2021, 03:10:10 pm »
Just had a look and a photo on the internet makes me seem to believe its the very high adiit you can see fro lakeside cafe at BF
look again at the map. If you are sitting in the cafe and look up what you are probably seeing is the incline which runs up to the quarry but since there is a ridge between you and the quarry the incline runs through a long tunnel. I think the tunnel portal might be what you see from there as an adit. When things are more back to normal I'll try and take a photo of that view and post here. Not sure when exactly that'll be (my issue is family illness rather than Covid, so even harder to predict)

Yeah, that incline sorts the men from the boys.
Paul, if you go up to Cwm and then turn left over the partially washed away bridge and go through the small garden area near the slate pyramids...? Follow the track up and up the steps, that takes you to Wrysgan.
We'll do it when you're here at the end of the month. And the Lakeside cafe will be open by then too. Breakfast sorted!



Good tip Phil found it easy on your instructions ,nice morning trip and no to far to walk in the pouring rain. That is a huge chamber not as high as Minllyn but very impressive none the less  :o
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