April 2012 - Edward Coghlan - SH707468
This was a quick initial trip into Votty Mine via the drainage adit. The untopping of local mines has caused most other entrances to now be blocked so the only access is by the adit.the mine is largely flooded but after a bit of poking about we found ourselves at the top of the Old Robey Inclines. This chamber used to open to surface and has since been blocked off. There are many buildings and the remains of the winder but we still couldn't grasp the scale of the flooded workings till we happened upon the pile of cable from the incline!There is only a few chambers still accessible here so its only a short trip however its well worth a trip.