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Intake Dale Mine

Entrance of Intake Dale Mine


build Derbyshire Key required.

Within Intake Dale, halfway between the two roads, on the south flank where the vein crosses the dale. 70m-deep engine shaft is on a very large plinth of deads, and covered with a galvanised steel lid, locked with nuts - Derbyshire Key required. The shaft is on land that is walked, so ensure that lid is closed after entry, and firmly locked upon leaving. Stope entrance is a small vertical slot high on the dale side to NE of engine shaft, dropping immediately into a 30m-deep and very narrow shaft on the vein - stacked deads throughout on either side. Great care should be exercised upon entering and leaving this route due to loose rock. Keep exit covered.


The mine is very loose and dangerous almost throughout.


Eavis, R. (2021) Intake Dale Mine 2021, The Derbyshire Caver 255, p.5-8. Survey, Derbyshire Caving Association