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Nickergrove Mine, Didsbury Shaft

Entrance of Nickergrove Mine, Didsbury Shaft


On the west side of Cucklet Delph. Adit high on the hillside almost directly above end of wall in valley floor. Palette Shaft has a lid and lies north of, and above the adit entrance. Didsbury Shaft has a lid and lies north of Palette Shaft, a short distance above the path.

No known access restrictions. Obvious parking spots close to base of crags and in lay-bys in the dale and next to electricity sub-station at foot of Eyam Dale. DO NOT BLOCK the sub-station entrance. Take care, as area is notorious for thefts from parked vehicles.

This site is part of the DCA SSSI Conservation Monitoring Scheme.
See the DCA website for competition details.


mapNickergrove Mine Survey


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