Allendale Mill Race and Mine

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Elvis killer

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Seems like a few people are putting up reports after the closure of the other site so I might aswell jump on the bandwagon :mrgreen: I visited with Barneyswartchnegger (you could have picked an easier name to spell dude) We were looking for a lead mine entrance but were'nt sure where it was, after a while searching (in the wrong place) we come across what was a possible mine entrance.
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The tunnel carried on for about 100 yards then split in two, a choice of left or right.... hmm left i think. Thats barney leading the way
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After 5 mins we emerged out into the countryside so we doubled back and took the other option
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Note the pipe above Barneys head
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Said pipe deposited this....I'll remove the pic if people don't find it appropriate.
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It turns out we were in an old mill race, the sewage came from the mills main house which still stands...after seeing the shit pile we left and came across this
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It was the mine we were looking for so we carried on walking in a bolt straight line noting a few interesting sights on the way, the single gauge tracks still exist
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It got more rickety as we progressed
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With fading light we beat a hasty retreat with cold wet feet back to the car.
After more research we discovered it carries on for about 3ish miles into the hillside, a bit to far to walk unprepared. Any future visits to try and find the main workings will involve an overnight stay, its very wet and very cold and very dark... I don't think I'll be going back soon, i'm not that hardcore lol!!
 
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BigLoada

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Brilliant! I cant remember seeing this mate. That stonework is beautiful. Well done. I must get the details for this one off you if you dont mind.
 

Cerberus

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Forgot about this place, must get up there this summer. I went to school in Allendale so its be a reminise too!
 

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Very nice! I love stuff like this. I can't remember seeing half these pics? Do you have a flashearth location you could PM? Thanks.
 

EssexDaz

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is that sewage allowed to run into there? would have thought this would contaminate evrything it runs into?
 
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