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 Trip - Masson Cavern, Matlock

A joint trip with Masson Caving Group.
Trip Co-ordinator: Vicky Bell. Please text/phone Vicky to confirm attendance.

An relatively easy grade, dryish trip into this extensive network of mine workings and natural caverns. From early "woodpecker" pick workings, hand picked 'coffin' levels to relatively modern mining artefacts it has plenty to offer and is interesting from both the geological and mineralization perspective. Nearly all walking size passages, with very little crawling - and no SRT - involved. An oversuit or old clothes are recommended.
Meet at 19:00 for a 19:15 start time, parking in the layby on Salters Lane, Matlock.