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Report - Holme Bank Chert Mine - Bakewell, Derbyshire [August 2016]

elhomer12

Maglite size T-rex, It's time for urbex!
Regular User
#1
History
Holme Bank was the last of two operational chert mines in Derbyshire the other being the Pretoria Mine, both at Bakewell. The chert bed lies on a 1 in 3.7 gradient and the mine was subject to flooding in severe winters. Illumination was by mains electricity in addition to carbide lamps carried by the miners.

The Explore
Being a mine virgin previously I tagged along with @mineorluke and a few other guys who may or may not be members here... I don't have a clue :p Overall it was an interesting day out, and after stopping by Middleton, we headed to Bakewell, via Matlock for some chips. After a bit trouble losing each other on the way in, and a nosey local telling us "you can't park here, its residential..", we found a place to park our small convoy.

So after locating an entrance we headed inside. It definitely is quite a photogenic mine, but also somewhat unnerving when you're walking under old wooden beams that are bending, and sections propped up with wood and stone piles. We didn't spend too long in the mine due to this, some of the sections we passed through looked far from safe, and I'm sure I heard a cracking noise after passing under one beam. Another section had a recent (so the other guys said) partial roof collapse, so we headed back out and found another entrance to avoid it.

The Photos

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The Wombat

Mr Wombat
28DL Full Member
#2
Another good report :thumb
Underground photography can be so rewarding
Good work
 

Wevsky

A Predisposed Tourist
Regular User
#4
The place had suffered hat looked like fresh falls last year so you are right to be a little worried,that or just try and avoid looking at the roof ,nice pics there mate !
 

Wanderingmellon

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28DL Full Member
#8
Whent for a mooch around there a few months ago and found a ten bag of weed at a dead end ! Couldn't believe it haha. I had just ran out as well thank you whoever lost it !
 

Sirsmokealot

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28DL Full Member
#9
Also visited these mines over the weekend and it was amazing, since this all i have been doing is looking for places to explore any good ideas? Notts/derby way
 

mineorluke

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#10
Also visited these mines over the weekend and it was amazing, since this all i have been doing is looking for places to explore any good ideas? Notts/derby way
Add me on facebook.. my explore group are recruiting atm and you name suggests you will fit in just fine haha...

Luke terry O'Brien
 

mineorluke

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28DL Full Member
#13
How does that work exactly,would i need to send my CV off in advance or do i just turn up for the interview ?
Hahahaha... just turn up for an interview and if you fit certain criteria and pass the initiation stage your in....

Add me on facebook for more details lmao
 

Punk

Irregular Member
Regular User
#15
Add me on facebook.. my explore group are recruiting atm and you name suggests you will fit in just fine haha...

Luke terry O'Brien
How does that work exactly,would i need to send my CV off in advance or do i just turn up for the interview ?
Hahahaha... just turn up for an interview and if you fit certain criteria and pass the initiation stage your in....

Add me on facebook for more details lmao
Excellent..been a while since I've attended an interview ,I'll be sure to dress to impress :D
When did Urban Exploration become professional :p
 

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