|Richard in a large chamber (by Derbyshire standards)|
After a little discussion beforehand, and some indecision we headed in the direction of Matlock, with half an idea to do Jugholes. However on the way there we formed a better plan.
I had recently been reminded of a mine I have read about before, at Bonsall near Matlock Bath. Access to Ball Eye mine was uncertain from looking online, but I had it on good authority from a fellow mine explorer that the mine was open and worth exploring. We found a suitable parking spot and kitted up warily, we didn't want to come across any angry local. Much to our surprise a much happier chap who lives in the little cottage on the via gellia below the mine approached us and we had a quick chat about the quarrying. No problems there then!
|Max admiring the MINERALS!!|
|Max exiting a crawl|