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 - Wapping Mine, Matlock Bath

  • Dates: 07 – 07 Mar, 2017
  • Contact: Paul Chandler
  • Email:
  • Phone: 01246 220773
An easy grade, mainly dry trip. Mostly walking or stooping size passages with some easy climbs, and short crawly bits. An ideal novice trip, but of interest to more experienced explorers. The trip is being organised primarily as a training trip for prospective mine leaders, but is open to all. Wapping Mine contains large, impressive mined stopes, a small maze, and there is still some nice mineralisation.  
Party size is limited. Evening trip. To book your place(s), for meeting arrangements or further details, please contact Paul Chandler. NOTE: The mine entrance/exit can be quite awkward! Optional drink after trip in Matlock Bath. Joint meet with Masson Caving Group. Reference: Cumberland Cavern and Wapping Mine compiled by John Barnatt and David Webb for the Derbyshire Caving Association (2002). This is the definitive guide to this system and is well worth purchasing.