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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 3 days ago #35391

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I'm loosely planning a trip to Dinas Silica Mine on 23rd March and planning on visiting Ystrad Einion copper mine on 24th March.

Anyone interested?

Once I've got an idea of numbers I'll look at the accommodation options. Frustratingly, the bunk house near the silica mine is already booked up every weekend.

I don't know a great deal about either place but the pictures look nice.

The silica mine has old machines and if the mine doesn't take long to do, there are nice walks taking in waterfalls and general prettinesses.

Ystrad Einion is small but does have one of two remaining in situ underground waterwheels in the UK (that is reason enough to go surely)

The return journey from Ystrad Einion back to North Wales is about 2 hours.

Both trips suitable for all members. No SRT required. I'll be driving and can take 3 people plus gear.
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 3 days ago #35393

Count me in, I will be able to make that one.
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 3 days ago #35395

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I'll be travelling across the UK heading for home on the 24th .... sorry :S
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 3 days ago #35398

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There are several caving huts near Dinas if you wanted...
SWCC
Westminster
Croydon
are all within a short drive

Just sayin'
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Cheers Les,

Don't think I'm too popular with swcc but will look at the others depending on numbers. Do you fancy it?
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 2 days ago #35402

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Sweetie wrote:
Cheers Les,

Don't think I'm too popular with swcc but will look at the others depending on numbers. Do you fancy it?

Not sure what I'm doing at the moment but it could be a plan. I'll let you know...
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 2 days ago #35412

I see that Dinas is in the south of Wales and it is a long drive down from Preston where I will be working the Friday night. Can still make it for the Saturday afternoon and do a trip on the Sunday.
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 2 days ago #35414

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Could well be up fo
r this :)
Been meaning to do the silica mines for ages.
I recommend the Croydon hut, it's epic :lol:
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Richard wrote:
I recommend the Croydon hut, it's epic :lol:

It's certainly handy for the pub... :whistle:
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 2 days ago #35418

Just Googled the Croydon Hut and I go with it. It's only 100m from the New Inn.
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 2 days ago #35421

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gingerlycolors wrote:
It's only 100m from the New Inn.

Well at least if you fall over after getting slaughtered, we'll only have to carry you 98.5m back to the hut then :S
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 2 days ago #35423

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Sweetie wrote:
gingerlycolors wrote:
It's only 100m from the New Inn.

Well at least if you fall over after getting slaughtered, we'll only have to carry you 98.5m back to the hut then :S
I think that depends on which way he falls. You might have to carry him 101.5m... :silly:
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 2 days ago #35424

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LesW wrote:
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gingerlycolors wrote:
It's only 100m from the New Inn.

Well at least if you fall over after getting slaughtered, we'll only have to carry you 98.5m back to the hut then :S
I think that depends on which way he falls. You might have to carry him 101.5m... :silly:

Then surely he would be the pub's responsibility if that was to happen :huh:
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 2 days ago #35425

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Sweetie wrote:
LesW wrote:
Sweetie wrote:
gingerlycolors wrote:
It's only 100m from the New Inn.

Well at least if you fall over after getting slaughtered, we'll only have to carry you 98.5m back to the hut then :S
I think that depends on which way he falls. You might have to carry him 101.5m... :silly:

Then surely he would be the pub's responsibility if that was to happen :huh:

That's a very good point...
You could argue on that basis that unless he fell through the gate of the Croydon, he's the Highway Authority's problem... :unsure:
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 2 days ago #35426

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But if he fell when nobody was watching would he make a noise?
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LesW wrote:
Sweetie wrote:
LesW wrote:
Sweetie wrote:
gingerlycolors wrote:
It's only 100m from the New Inn.

Well at least if you fall over after getting slaughtered, we'll only have to carry you 98.5m back to the hut then :S
I think that depends on which way he falls. You might have to carry him 101.5m... :silly:

Then surely he would be the pub's responsibility if that was to happen :huh:

That's a very good point...
You could argue on that basis that unless he fell through the gate of the Croydon, he's the Highway Authority's problem... :unsure:

Here in Wales they would use him as traffic calming; We call speed bumps "sleeping postmen" in these parts (or is it "sleeping policemen"? I can never remember :blink: )
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 2 days ago #35428

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Richard wrote:
But if he fell when nobody was watching would he make a noise?

Can we assume the unobserved world functions the same as the observed world?
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 1 day ago #35429

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Richard wrote:
But if he fell when nobody was watching would he make a noise?

Oh ye.
He would scream his arse off
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 1 day ago #35433

The Dinas silica mines are...... I guess, if you've not seen them then you might want to, but the bits of machinery are few & far between. It's the kind of place you'll find iPhone explorers, even dog-walkers in. There's a kind of a through trip in there, that is to say a walk-through trip, and this can be arranged to go up the waterfall gorge if anyone fancies getting wet.

Trying to think what else is in the area, for the silica mines - certainly at the rate most UCET trips go - won't take long. Garth iron mine is not far away, with (Andy Farrow will NEVER forgive me for not mentioning this first time around!) a place for an epic SRT drop for which 60m rope is almost certainly inadequate.

Also in the area are numerous small coal levels which go to bad air / roof collapses after a few hundred yards.

Oh and some weird things called caves. Don't know what they are. :whistle:
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Dinas Silica Mine & Ystrad Einion W/End 23rd / 24th Mar 8 months 1 day ago #35434

Oh, also, Just up the road from Ystrad Einon is Bwlch Glas - the place with the lift cages and a forbidding sense of doom - also Fron Goch. These two won't look that far from Dinas but last time I did it, it took AGES by road.
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