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    Not sure that this really counts, so mods feel free to delete if you wish.

    It is or possibly was open to the public. Looks fairly shut up and closed now.

    Followed on from the "unknown farm" explore the other week.

    It's an old lead mine with an interesting history, and a nice place to have a wander around - especially in the snow.

    This is the view on approach.


    One of the out buildings with a fab sky


    The mine head


    The lift


    Arty shot




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    Love that 4th one mate with the chains :)

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    Funny thing is, I was thinking about visiting this place today, but went to Bakewell instead. Seeing your pictures, I will be visiting it soon. Thank you.
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    Ah Matlock. Nice place, bit crazy on sundays though.

    Crashmatt wrote.

    Not sure that this really counts, so mods feel free to delete if you wish.
    This counts. Interesting stuff. Great pics I like the third one.

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    Oooooooooooooooooh these are the places I love. Love the winding house, and the shaft. and absolutely love the last pic.

    Excellent pics,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bishop View Post
    Ah Matlock. Nice place, bit crazy on sundays though.

    the best description ive heard of Matlock is 'a seaside town with no sea'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sam View Post
    the best description ive heard of Matlock is 'a seaside town with no sea'
    lol. I concur, the place is just wrong!!! And that wannabee KFC is just filth.

    Cool pics though, known about this place for time but never bothered to look at it, I take it you cant get inside the mine itself?

    Nice work.

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    Looks interesting! I like the crazy little headgear!
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    I love seeing photos of this place...very atmospheric and photogenic as well as being interesting for what it is. Very nice pics, cm. :)
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    Great! Mines are my favourite. I have never seen headgear as small as that. Its really nice.

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