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 - Brightgate Cave, Bonsall Moor

  • Dates: 25 – 25 Apr, 2017
  • Contact: Paul Chandler
  • Email:
  • Phone: 01246 220773

Leader: Martin Long

An interesting/unusual and quite complex/compact cave system, which has been visited by lead miners via a now lost entrance. Grade: Moderate. A fun, sporting, dry trip. No ladder or ropework. Entrance passage is awkward and contains two squeezes. Note of caution: the first squeeze is short, but tight! Worth taking a camera for fine 18th century, smoked miners inscriptions! 

Reference: Caves of the Peak District - The Derwent South (Matlock) Catchment area (2010 Edition). 

A Masson Caving Group trip - PDMHS members welcome

Party size is limited. To book your place or for further details, contact Paul Chandler on 01246 220773 or email him at: