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We are a small group of people with an interest in our local mining history with the desire to safely explore and document the abandoned mines throughout the North East of England. Having many years experience of underground exploration we aim to discover, photograph and produce a video record of many of the lost mines in our area.

The mines are slowly collapsing and their existence will soon be eradicated from existence forever, we need to document and remember with the aid of modern photography, the working conditions and the shear beauty of these deadly places that our ancestors were hewing into the ground beneath our feet.

HAPPY EASTER! (Here's a quick visit of the Easter Egg Mine!)


Well, the time has come to replace the aged gas meter/detector - they only last two to three years then need the sensors replacing and a new battery fitted. This time around we've decided to change models and upgrade to a full four gas monitor with data logging and chart output - in this way we can track exactly the points in the mines where the presence of gas/low O2 etc becomes a problem and save it into a database of time/distance/location for future use in our 3D software.

Our website contains over NINETY EIGHT movies filmed with our point of view camera that has captured the confines and detail of the places that we visit, all of our movies are uploaded and streamed from our YouTube channel with links on this site so you can watch as we explore in full HD quality. (Update: new equipment now allows us to capture movies in 4K 10 bit at 400 mbps for even better footage)

I have worked hard to obtain clear underground photographs in very adverse conditions and share a very small number of pictures on this site, with over 113GB of catalogued HD pictures that spread over 58 locations that I still need to upload (it will definitely take me a while to add these to this website - but please keep checking back as I'll keep plugging away until they're all uploaded.) - to add to this we've visited loads of old farms and mine shops with our 360 camera, with this we have produced some awesome walk-through tours (as per google street view) so you can explore the places as we did - take a look at our 360 Degree Photographs using the link below or from the menu.

Current project: ** FIXED SOME BROKEN VIDEO LINKS ON TEESDALE MENU PAGES (oops been like that for a while, sorry!)

Underground photographs of some recently explored mines.
Explore the landscape with our interactive 360 degree photographs. (above ground)
Selection of our underground movies as we explore the mine tunnels and shafts.

Latest update: 09-10-2020

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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. Respect private property and seek permission from the respective land owner where required, always act responsibly and always inform someone else of your whereabouts.

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