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    Ok all, I have been exploring for a while now after catching the bug when I discovered our local ironstone mines (some of that to come once I have the hang of this).

    Anyway I know this has been done to death, but struggle to find places I can take my 9yr old who seemingly loves urbex more than myself, and the world most conspicuous dog!

    So a day in Derbyshire yesterday led us to Magpie, Cowdale quarry & Bradfield Waterworks. The weather was stunning & the boys loved it!

    Am sure you know the history by now, but in brief its the remains of one of the oldest lead mines from 1795 to 1950 with a wealth of history of conflict & dispute.

    On with the pics, apologies if these are somewhat amateur, are all took with a very basic digital!

    10888586_414134298740545_5935233869647566090_n by bikinglynn, on Flickr

    10891529_414140732073235_561669528865594287_n by bikinglynn, on Flickr

    10906324_414141318739843_6772757086293481825_n by bikinglynn, on Flickr

    10689635_414140802073228_1088257506760205892_n by bikinglynn, on Flickr

    16082_414141395406502_7629046140499931120_n by bikinglynn, on Flickr

    10308377_414141968739778_504617658120848961_n by bikinglynn, on Flickr



    10418876_414141485406493_8164093950319803882_n by bikinglynn, on Flickr

    10881508_414141002073208_3561086592203320086_n by bikinglynn, on Flickr

    10891977_414141682073140_5812682908087467718_n by bikinglynn, on Flickr

    10428439_414141762073132_4763036243408212902_n by bikinglynn, on Flickr

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    Very nice! Welcome to the forum.

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    Yes welcome! And debuting with a great report from a fave place of mine (if you pardon the pun)!

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    I've been meaning to do this for ages! Nice to see a report on it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakey Lad View Post
    I've been meaning to do this for ages! Nice to see a report on it again
    Thanks all, its not the most "extreme explore" but well worth a visit.
    As mentioned my objective is finding places fairly legal & not too dangerous I can take the lad.
    We chose such a good day for pictures, I just wish my camera / camera skills were better!

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    Hello there. Magpie mines is a good place for a wander round.
    Your pics are good.....and don't worry about what type of camera you have. Composition and light are more important. Try advice such as this http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/20...your-hit-rate/ if you are looking to improve your pics. All considered though, it is the experience of actually being there that a lot of us enjoy, the smell and the feel of the place.

    Good luck with finding new places for yourself, the little'un....and the world's most conspicuous dog, of course ;-)

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    Great shots as crisp as the weather!Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilnoodle View Post
    Hello there. Magpie mines is a good place for a wander round.
    Your pics are good.....and don't worry about what type of camera you have. Composition and light are more important. Try advice such as this http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/20...your-hit-rate/ if you are looking to improve your pics. All considered though, it is the experience of actually being there that a lot of us enjoy, the smell and the feel of the place.

    Good luck with finding new places for yourself, the little'un....and the world's most conspicuous dog, of course ;-)
    I thought it blended nicely, what with the snow and all :)

    Yep magpie is cool - been three times now - not sure I could take another visit. My 1st visit was in VERY deep snow ... was cool.

    Nice shots and report.
    Zero reports, zero participation and then a PM asking for info tends to offend - I delete such PM's so don't waste your time.

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    Nowt wrong with those shots! Thanks for sharing :)
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