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Wheal Sidney Mine and Wheal Julian Mine20.08.2017 Wheal Sidney Mine and Wheal Julian Mine
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Start: 14:00 o’clockEnd: 17:00 o’clock
Calendar: GeneralLocation: Meet at Cann Wood Forestry car park (SX 547 597)

Wheal Sidney was one of the more successful Dartmoor tin mines. It worked for 15 years, producing £25,000 worth of tin (360 tons) and employing 40-80 people. Wheal Julian was not a financial success but it has some interesting remains, including two chimneys, remains of calciners, waterwheel pits, the course of a tramway and earlier medieval openworks.

chimney

Both mines are situated in Fernhill Wood, which is commercial woodland owned by the Newnham Estate. There will be some rough walking and a steep descent to the valley bottom and back.

Allow 3-4 hours. Bring suitable clothing and footwear. If you wish to attend please email or phone walk leader Stephen Holley (buddy32yp@gmail.com or 01752 880029).

Created by Murray Oates on 02.08.2017 20:26Last edited by Murray Oates on 11.08.2017 10:05
Upper Newleycombe Valley Walk23.07.2017 Upper Newleycombe Valley Walk
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Start: 10:30 o’clockEnd: 17:00 o’clock
Calendar: GeneralLocation: Whiteworks, Dartmoor
 
 

Meet at SX 604 708 (before Whiteworks car park). Approx. 4 hour walk, approx. 3 miles.

This walk is a continuation of the earlier Lower Newleycombe tin mines walk last year. This time we start from the top of the valley and look at the lode-back pits, shafts and inclines on Chance Hill that lead to the old Wheal Chance dressing floor, looking at some interesting remains on the way. We then explore the rather spectacular open works at Willabeam and a reservoir above, then down to the whim plat near Cramber and on down to the rather mysterious longitudinal reservoir and possible tin mill by the brook, and back up the valley past the East Hughes remains and a cache. Bring lunch. Some rough ground and small leaps across the stream, but no boggy ground!

Walk Leader: David Eeles

 
Created by Murray Oates on 16.04.2017 16:40Last edited by Murray Oates on 31.05.2017 06:52
Walk Lyd and Doe Brook01.06.2017 Walk Lyd and Doe Brook
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Start: 10:30 o’clockEnd: 17:00 o’clock
Calendar: GeneralLocation: Dartmoor Inn, Lydford
Leader: 1Members: 1

Meet at High Down SX 52495 85288 - via lane behind pub.  Walk to visit Doetor Brook & Upper Lyd - possibly inc. Wheal Emma Mary & Wheal Fredrick (Foxholes) - to look at tinners' buildings and several caches, a reservoir and stream works. Approx. 8 miles (not checked actual distance).

Walk Leader: Murray Oates

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Created by Murray Oates on 16.04.2017 16:33Last edited by Murray Oates on 08.05.2017 13:12
WWI Tin and Wolfram Mine, Kit Hill14.05.2017 WWI Tin and Wolfram Mine, Kit Hill
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Start: 11:00 o’clockEnd: 17:00 o’clock
Calendar: GeneralLocation: Callington, Cornwall
 
 

Duchy of Cornwall WWI Tin and Wolfram Mine, Kit Hill The Duchy opened this mine in January 1916 as part of their war effort; Dines suggests that it closed in 1921. While there was later exploration on the hill, the Duchy mine was the last working to go into production. We will be looking at the archaeological evidence on the eastern slopes of Kit Hill, within the Country Park, and, with the permission of the landowner, some features outside the Park.

Start: Adit car park, Kit Hill (GR 380 714 second on left)
Allow 3-4 hours. Bring a packed lunch, and suitable clothing and footwear.

Walk Leader: Stephen Docksey

 

 
Created by Murray Oates on 03.11.2016 00:56Last edited by Murray Oates on 08.05.2017 13:11
Visit Crane Lake mine11.04.2017 Visit Crane Lake mine
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Start: 10:30 o’clockEnd: 16:00 o’clock
Calendar: GeneralLocation: Princetown, Devon
Leader: 1Members: 1

Visit Crane Lake mine. An old mine with shafts, lode back, leats, remains of buildings, wheel pit, processing features and a stream working site. Approx 7 miles, easy going mostly walking via tracks. Start: SX 604 708
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Created by Murray Oates on 03.11.2016 00:54Last edited by Murray Oates on 22.02.2017 17:35
AGM18.03.2017 AGM
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Start: 10:00 o’clockEnd: 16:00 o’clock
Calendar: GeneralLocation: Brimpts, Dartmeet
 
 

AGM at Brimpts

  • 10:00 AGM in Lower Barn
  • 11:00 Tea and coffee in Brimpts Tea Room
  • 11:30 Talk - Speaker to be confirmed
  • 12:30 Lunch in Lower Barn (own picnic)
  • 13:00 Walk around Brimpts Tin Mines Trails (there will be easier options available).
 
Created by Murray Oates on 03.11.2016 00:50Last edited by Murray Oates on 28.01.2017 17:54
Caroline Wheal Prosper Walk18.02.2017 Caroline Wheal Prosper Walk
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Start: 13:00 o’clockEnd: 16:30 o’clock
Calendar: GeneralLocation: Cross Furzes SX699668
Leader: 0Members: 0

Field Trip

to Caroline Wheal Prosper Mine

Saturday 18th February 2017

1.00 pm - 4.30 p.m

Meet at Cross Furzes (limited parking)

Grid Reference : SX 699668

Leader : Stephen Holley

A chance to visit this small mine situated in the Dean Combe Valley. Despite it being an unsuccessful and poorly documented mine, there are reasonable remains, including a wheelhouse, small dressing floor and long incline (nearly half a mile in length).

The terrain is very steep.

Stephen: E-mail address - buddy32yp@gmail.com

Telephone - 01752 880029

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Created by Stephen Holley on 02.02.2017 00:23Last edited by Murray Oates on 02.02.2017 09:46
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