Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC: Penarth Mine

Penarth Mine 6 years 1 month ago #910

  • Ian
  • Ian's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 4260
  • Thank you received: 479
Location
SJ 108 423



Directions
Off the A5 between Corwen and Llangollen (by Carrog and Llidiart y Parc)


There is a layby on the road just past Llidiart y Parc (heading towards Corwen). Park Here. Walk back along the road towards Llidiart y Parc and you will see a house and a track on the right leading to an abandoned farm (all within a couple hundred yards). This track and the path through the farm is a public footpath – follow this up the hill and keep right heading for the very large spoil heaps above and to your right.


The entrance to the mine is in a quarry in the dead centre of the spoil heaps at the top of an obvious incline. (The entrance being at 10 o’clock as you stand at the entrance to the quarry).



Access
Ungated and Unknown


Suggested Equipment
None.


Length
Unknown but substantial


Flood Risk
Not Known. There are several areas where water is backed up due to blockages but on my visit I did not encounter any water deeper than 1 foot.

There was, however, a chamber receiving water which appeared to be flowing into an adit which was deep with water and apparently impassable.


Mine Attributes
Slate

Description
An interesting and easy to navigate slate mine.

The main mine is essentially a giant circle with a rail track almost running completely around in a circle. On the outside of the rail track are numerous slate chambers and on the inside is a lower mine level.

Additionally. There is a single raised incline leading to a single chamber with an interesting functional wheel.

The mine benefits from calcite intrusions as well as areas of calcite tear drops.

So far as slate mines go, it is not huge but it is interesting and unique in it’s own right with around 2-3 hours of exploration available.

Unexplored Passages
Plenty

Digs
There are potential (on-going) digs by independents but no details are known
Links[

www.wirralcavinggroup.org.uk/trips/penarth.html


www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Penarth-Slate-Mine/


www.mine-explorer.co.uk/show_member_mine...er_id=21&mine_id=479


www.urbexforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=4793


www.flickr.com/photos/12470438@N07/sets/72157621811900640/
A door, once opened, may be stepped through in either direction
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Penarth Mine 6 years 1 month ago #911

  • Ian
  • Ian's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 4260
  • Thank you received: 479











































A door, once opened, may be stepped through in either direction
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Penarth Mine 6 years 1 month ago #912

  • Ian
  • Ian's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 4260
  • Thank you received: 479










A door, once opened, may be stepped through in either direction
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Penarth Mine 6 years 1 month ago #1306

  • Marty
  • Marty's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moody Fucker (somewhat at times a little unhappy)
  • Posts: 517
  • Thank you received: 24






nid oes bradwr yn y ty hwn

www.darkplaces.co.uk
Last Edit: 6 years 1 month ago by Marty.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Penarth Mine 5 years 11 months ago #1773

  • JohnO
  • JohnO's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 311
  • Thank you received: 12
Sunday 24 July 2011

IMG_9787a.jpg


IMG_9791a.jpg


IMG_9793a.jpg


IMG_9802a.jpg


IMG_9807a.jpg


IMG_9819a.jpg


IMG_9822a.jpg
Last Edit: 5 years 11 months ago by JohnO.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Penarth Mine 5 years 11 months ago #1774

  • JohnO
  • JohnO's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 311
  • Thank you received: 12
IMG_9794a.jpg


IMG_9815a.jpg


IMG_9832a.jpg


IMG_9834a.jpg


IMG_9843a.jpg
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Penarth Mine 5 years 11 months ago #1775

  • JohnO
  • JohnO's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 311
  • Thank you received: 12
My Personal Favourite

IMG_9839a.jpg


Thanks to Ian for driving, supplying most of the light, for being patient and not getting lost in the undergrowth!

IMG_9859a.jpg
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Penarth Mine 5 years 11 months ago #1776

  • Ian
  • Ian's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 4260
  • Thank you received: 479
Awesome & funny B)
A door, once opened, may be stepped through in either direction
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Penarth Mine 5 years 1 month ago #6374

  • NewStuff
  • NewStuff's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Yeah, not liking that...
  • Posts: 883
  • Thank you received: 43
I went for a wander up here midweek. the n00b that was supposed to be going jibbed out the day before, and is reminded of it, hourly ;)
IMG_0292.jpg


IMG_0349.jpg
You want me to go down *there*? On a bloody *rope*?
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Penarth Mine 4 years 9 months ago #9253

  • JohnO
  • JohnO's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 311
  • Thank you received: 12
Today's Photos

IMG_5584-001.JPG


IMG_5593-001.JPG


IMG_5598-001.JPG


IMG_5608-001.JPG


IMG_5611-001.JPG


IMG_5623-001.JPG
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Penarth Mine 4 years 9 months ago #9255

  • JohnO
  • JohnO's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 311
  • Thank you received: 12
and a few more

IMG_5620-001.JPG


IMG_5621a-001.JPG


IMG_5631-001.JPG


IMG_5636-001.JPG


IMG_5639-001.JPG


IMG_5645-001.JPG


And one for John

IMG_5651-001.JPG
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Penarth Mine 4 years 9 months ago #9257

  • Ian
  • Ian's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 4260
  • Thank you received: 479
Awesomeness :)
A door, once opened, may be stepped through in either direction
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Penarth Mine 4 years 9 months ago #9258

Fantastic pictures John O. And a wonderful day out for everyone!
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Penarth Mine 4 years 7 months ago #11421

  • Xan Asmodi
  • Xan Asmodi's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 24
  • Thank you received: 7
I went here, christ, in June actually, so I thought I'd share my pictures :)

Our trip was quite nice, walking along the foot path up the side of the hill. The last part was a killer, some parts steeper than 1 in 3! :eek:

The view from the top was well worth it though...


Time to do what we came for. Mines! The first views weren't that impressive, we headed left, into an unknown tunnel.


We came across an immense gallery


Whilst taking photos, we heard voices and saw lights. I'll let Degenatron describe what happened:
:D

We headed up the incline


to a nice little winch


We headed back down the incline to continue our explore, not before I went on my arse. I had a lovely scrape down my arm from where it grated down the rusty rail. Noice

Looking back up the incline with the chained down cart






We found a lovely passing point/sidings



The mine itself is immense. A couple of photos for scale






The incline from earlier for scale


We headed into the sun and out of the mine; what a vista greeted us.


We then looked around the surface remains, only taking a few snaps
Xan (@) xan (dot) org (dot) uk
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Ian, Iain

Penarth Mine 3 years 8 months ago #20305

  • neo
  • neo's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 167
  • Thank you received: 22
This place looks fantastic! I went there many years ago but only to the adit and just went inside as I had no torch or helmet to carry on. Got to go back sometime with more lights!
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Penarth Mine 3 years 1 month ago #22953

  • WelshSossy
  • WelshSossy's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 1149
  • Thank you received: 306
Popped here last night with my Dad, Brother, and his mate Rob. Here are some piccies.


Image00001.jpg


Image00002.jpg


Image00003.jpg


Image00004.jpg


Image00006.jpg


Image00009.jpg


Image00010.jpg


Image00014.jpg


Image00016.jpg


Image00017.jpg
United Cavers Exploration Team
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Penarth Mine 3 years 1 month ago #22954

  • neo
  • neo's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 167
  • Thank you received: 22
Great photo's Tony. I want to go back there soon and do a decent video.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Penarth Mine 3 years 1 month ago #22956

Wonderful photos Tony! You really capture the atmosphere of that place and the intense darkness.
Very clever play between the yellow and the white light.
Last Edit: 3 years 1 month ago by JohnNicholson.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Penarth Mine 3 years 1 month ago #22958

  • WelshSossy
  • WelshSossy's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Posts: 1149
  • Thank you received: 306
Thanks. It really is a crackin little slate mine. Took my Dad as it's easy to mooch around, but the walk up was pretty tough for him, as I had to ditch the car after nearly ripping the fuel tank off which meant we had to walk up the rest of the way.

Still need to explore more of the place as we didn't explore too much as it was getting late.
United Cavers Exploration Team
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Penarth Mine 3 years 1 month ago #22960

Yes I like Penarth also, but think Moel Ferna is even better - albeit another slog up hill on foot to get there. I have driven Tonka Truck through the private forest to be level with the Penarth mine.

I wish I could understand the amazing roof structure in both mines. Obviously the corrugated iron pattern we see is a cast of the surface of the slate that was removed by quarrymen. However, what could have created such a uniform pattern as if formed by a giant milling machine? It looks too regular and too straight to be glacial scraping. I must have been formed by water, but where can one see any similar patterns formed naturally?
The administrator has disabled public write access.
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
Time to create page: 0.091 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum
| + - | RTL - LTR
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.