Peak District Mines Historical Society
Promoting and preserving mining heritage
(Registered charity No. 504662)

Events diary:

The calender below shows forthcoming society events and other events related to mining history that may be of interest.  You can click on individual days/events on the calender to retrieve further details.  If you are the organiser or promoter of a (not-for-profit) event that you would like listed here, please send details through to the webmaster - details are on the contact us page.

Some events, such as underground meets or surface walks, can be liable to last-minute changes due to weather conditions, or the ability to gain permission for access/parking/etc.  Where possible we try to keep this diary up-to-date, so it is worth double-checking meet details here prior to setting out!

Underground Meet - Holmebank Chert Mine, Bakewell.

  • Dates: 11 – 11 Sep, 2016
  • Contact: Paul Chandler
  • Email:
  • Phone: 01246 220773

Leader: Paul Chandler. Timed to coincide with the Society's Heritage Open Day at Magpie Mine in the afternoon. Come along and make a day of it!

Meet at 10.00am. A justly popular Society meet, Holmebank Chert Mine is quite extensive, with around 5 miles of mainly dry, easy grade passages, apart from the lower flooded levels. Mostly large walking size passages with a couple of easy scrambles. A nice bonus with this mine is that a 'through trip' is undertaken - worth bringing a camera for mine artefacts, fine packwalls etc. An ideal novice trip, but also of interest to more experienced explorers. Party size not limited, but prior booking is essential. Permission from Oldfield Design of Bakewell, who request an optional donation of up to £2 per head to the Alzheimer's Society. To book your place(s), and for meeting arrangements, please contact Paul.

Due to insurance restrictions, this trip is for PDMHS members only. See here for details of how to join Peak District Mines Historical Society.