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The Photograph; a split second of time experienced by the photographer that in an instant records an image into a past time.

Mine Image Library

GROVERAGroverake Above Ground.Groverake Above Ground.KE (above ground)

I thought I'd put these photos onto the website because now that most of the surface buildings have been demolished, it's good to keep a record of the past site.


Groverake Underground.Groverake Underground.

GROVERAKE (below ground)

Exploring the drift and incline as far as the point where the mine becomes flooded. It is certainly a steep walk down and the mine is clearly starting to slowly collapse as the passage becomes blocked.


Cambokeels Mine.Cambokeels Mine.CAMBOKEELS

An interesting place that once worked in conjunction with Groverake. Indeed much of the equipment was shared between the two mines being part of the same company.

Rampgill Mine.Rampgill Mine.RAMPGILL

One of the major workings in Nenthead with several levels accessed via internal shafts and miles upon miles of tunnels to explore. Some amazing spaces are still accessible in this huge mine.

Ayton Monument MineAyton Monument Mine


Visiting a mine with an uneasy feeling about the place and some very poor air quality, indeed at  depth we had to retreat because of the lack of oxygen.

This page is being updated with far more mines are being added, please check back in a couple of days. In the meantime please view the image gallery to the right of this pane for internal images of some of the mines that are being processed for this site.

Image Gallery (updated 13.9.2017)

Latest update: Ashgill Head Mine Trip added to the movies section.

Safety Notice: To enter a disused mine is extremely dangerous and my result in serious or fatal injury, recovery from an accident would place rescue persons involved in serious danger and in the event of a ground collapse, recovery may be impossible. You should not enter a disused mine or working without training under any circumstances.

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