Monday, 15 September 2008

Crisp Delf mine, Skelmersdale, 14/09/08


EEK!! didnt realise it had been so long since i posted on here!!! so an apology to all my regular viewers for the lack of blogspot adventure pic action!! although if the truth be told i havent really done that much recently, i have been dooing a huge amount of reccying, and not too much exploring!!

However, i did have the pleasure to visit crisp delf mine the other day, thanks to bigjobs for the tour btw!!

apparenty it opened in the 16th century to mine flagstone, and it has been open ever since!! although we have NO idea when they stopped mining here.......

anyhow, on with the pics!! afterall its the reason why you all come on here!!! lol



The mine seems quite deep, i reckon it as deep as 300Ft although it could be more, the STEEP drift doesnt seem too bad until you have to go back up it to leave!!

theres also PLENTY of rock waiting to fall, you need to be carefull and watch what your standing under!!


hope that made up for the lack of update action!!!

B..

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

How the hell do you get to the entrance??? a group of us have been searching for days now and have had no luck in finding it... HELP! Directions if possible...

bungle666 said...

AFAIK the entrance has been sealed by the lamdowner for the area, so its a no-go im afraid!!

if your into exploration and NW based, then join NWEX www.nwex.co.uk and you may find further updates to the situation as they happen!!

B..

beerisbest said...

That's in skem? i'm honestly surprised they haven't stolen it yet!

Anthony said...

I think I found this place the other day. Base of a quarry off to the left at the top of Farley Lane. Crawl hole under blockage at a large 'cave' entrance to old workings. Didn't venture in as had no light. Is this the place?

bungle666 said...

HMMMMMMM anthony, if you THINK you have found it then go look and you will find out!!

ALTHOUGH the fact you had no light suggests you not be very experinced in these environmens. and crisp delf is VERY VERY dangerous and as a consequence I AM NOT GOING TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DEATHS IF KILL YOURSELF.

sorry mate, but thats how it is!!

B..

Anthony said...

Thanks Bungle. I spent some time roaming around the Crisp Delf area and came across the quarry quite late in the day. Wasnt kitted out for a proper exploration and most likely wont be back in that area for a while. The reason for my question was because you had put a note earlier that the landowner had sealed it up. The place I was at seemed to be an old drift mine entrance at the far end of an old quarry where someone had opened a couple of crawl holes under the rock fill. Your word 'sealed' is what confused me as the rock across the cave entrance has been there a long time. I will return with lights and backup at some stage to check it out further. Thanks for the danger warning. Noted. You wont get the bill for my funeral.

Anonymous said...

Anthony you where at the right place but just off it the left is where the entrance was,its now sealed.I went down it in the 80,s and early nineties before it was originaly sealed,someone dug it out and reopened it in 2007 but word spread on facebook and the place was swamped with people looking for it so the land owner got pissed off and sealed it.

Anonymous said...

I went in the mine back in the 90s with a few mates plus 1 whod been down befor,along with his dad some 20yrs earlier...(look out for some graffiti on the wall saying triumph...haha,that was him) had to crawl on my belly to get in tho but once in it poema up..