Sunday 28th January 2018 – Wapping Mine and Cumberland Cavern, Matlock Bath.
Trip Co-ordinator: PAUL CHANDLER – Contact details below.
Meet 10am New Bath Hotel, overflow car park (Please park well away from hotel at far end).
An interesting, quite extensive, cave/mine complex. Grade: Easy. Majority of system dry. Oversuit or Boilersuit trip. Wapping Mine contains large, impressive mined stopes, a small maze and still some nice mineralisation. Cumberland Cavern, a former ‘Show Cavern'(still containing handrails, steps, ‘wishing well’) is renowned for its smoked graffiti, mainly from the “Swinging Sixties” era of the Trogs!, but in a couple of places, there is intact (thankfully) fascinating pencil inscriptions from a much earlier date. Ideal novice trip, but of interest to more experienced explorers. Trip note: Small entrance/exit can be quite awkward, especially for persons of large build/long legs! Party size not limited/BOOKING ADVISABLE(Contact details above). Presently attending: One Masson member & Two guests.
Reference: Caves of the Peak District – The Derwent South (Matlock) Catchment Area (2010 Edition).
If you are interested in attending please contact the trip organiser: