Sunday 14th January 2018 – Goodluck Mine, Via Gellia.
Trip Co-ordinator: Paul Chandler.
Meet 10am Layby, below large mine spoil tip in Via Gellia on A 5012. Nearest postcode is DE4 2AJ for satnav fans. NGR SK 26975 56528.
An interesting, quite extensive mine (with natural bits), worked mainly for lead. Goodluck Mine, unlike the other mines in the Via Gellia is classed as a ‘working mine’, being open to visitors as a ‘Show Mine’, but with a unique difference! Unlike the other ‘Show Caverns’ in Derbyshire, you will not find electric lighting, concrete pathways and a gift shop!
MASSON PLANNED TRIP – Our exploration trip will explore all the ‘visitor route’ in the mine, but also venture into the old workings. What to wear? Old clothes, Boilersuit or Oversuit, Boots or Wellies. Worth bringing a camera. Grade: Easy to Difficult. Mainly walking/stooping size passages, short crawly bits, with further crawls/climbs/squeezes optional. Quite a few, fixed ladders throughout the mine. Majority of workings are dry, but a bit muddy in places. This trip will be as challenging, as you want it to be. Ideal novice trip, but of interest to more experienced explorers. Donation of £5 per visitor appreciated(Free to GLMPC members). BCA Insurance essential. Party size limited/BOOKING ESSENTIAL(Contact details below). Presently attending: One Masson member & One GLMPC member. Visit courtesy of the Goodluck Mine Preservation Club(GLMPC). For further details, visit; www.goodluckmine.org Reference: Caves of the Peak District – The Derwent South (Matlock) Catchment Area (2010 Edition).
If you are interested in attending please contact the organiser using the contact box below.