DCC website

[error show mode]

Switch to narrow mode (may not appear correctly)

Where am I?  DERBYSHIRE CAVING CLUB - HOME PAGE

TO GO TO OUR SECURE SITE, CLICK ON THE PICTURES ABOVE OR HERE

HOVER/CLICK PICTURES BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE

Doc MineThe Beacon before demolitionMain Chamber Engine VeinNorth Boundary Fault, Wood MineBlue ShaftFinlow Mine1930s visitors at BrynlowThe Laundry Chute in West MineTom's Shaft in the Cobalt MineHistoric artefactsKey Chamber, Wood MineWood MineWorkings on the vein, Engine VeinDevil's GraveWest MineRoman coinsT'owd man in Wood MineSRT in Engine Vein
Magpie Mine, DerbyshireConiston Copper Mine, LakesCoventosa, SpainFirst Pitch, P8 DerbyshireLennies Cave, MatienzoNettle Pot, DerbyshireAlum Pot, Yorkshire DalesWartling Bunker, KentStockport air raid sheltersAven d'Orgnac, FranceBagshawe Cavern, DerbyshireOgof Dydd Byraf, North WalesGaping Gill, YorkshireGiants Hole, DerbyshireBull Pot of the WitchesCarrs Mine, NentheadRampgill Mine, NentheadMoel Fferna slate mine, N WalesColonnades: Lancaster HoleSnailbeach Mine, ShropshireOld Ing Cave, Yorkshire Dales
Pause
news
events
log
Fast forward
Scrolling Text provided by JPowered,com
Hover to flip
This was taken in a chert mine in Derbyshire. After the chert (a form of silica) had been extracted, the waste was left in the mine retained by walls such as the one on the right.
Two flashes have been used so as to gain perspective. The nearby flash was not on the camera so as to avoid spots on the picture and to provide a bit of shadow behind the nearby objects.
Hover to flip
West Mine is the largest mine under Alderley Edge, and the main chamber, not far in from the entrance, is the largest single open space underground at Alderley. Nevertheless, it is small by comparison with mine chambers elsewhere in the UK. The chamber was excavated by using hand drills and gunpowder and probably took a couple of years to get as large as it is now.

The next public event at the Alderley Edge mines is an evening trip at Wood Mine - Family trip on Thursday 28/10/2021.To find out if there is still space available, go to the booking page.

In case of emergency at Alderley Edge, call POLICE 999 and ask for DERBYSHIRE CAVE RESCUE.   They will call out local team members.  Do NOT call for the Fire Brigade.