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Son of Longcliffe

Entrance of Son of Longcliffe


Small shaft on the vein outcropping on the west flank of Cowlow Nick, just above the three obvious holes - the highest and largest being the original adit entrance, now backfilled. Excavated and rebuilt by the TSG late 2016, now with walkway mesh lid. Access as for Longcliffe Mine, currently locked. Access arrangements with the landowner, the National Trust are underway.


Wolstenholme, P. (2017) Son of Longcliffe - An Unexpected and Dramatic Diversion, TSG 19, pp 169-178, Technical Speleological Society
Wolstenholme, P. (2018) The Son of Longcliffe, Descent 261, p.34-36. Survey, Wild Places Publishing
Wolstenholme, P. (2019) Longcliffe Mine, Castleton, Mining History vol. 20 no. 5, pp 1-18, Peak District Mines Historical Society