SJ 068 812
Park at the end of the lane by the entrance to the woodland (Coed y Esgob). (there is room for around 3-4 cars).Enter the woodland and the path immediately forks. Take the left fork (steeply up hill) and the entrance is on the left around 200 yards up.
Ungated. No known permissions required
None unless you are undertaking the “through trip” which will require SRT
2 levels extending around several hundred yards each
None, but there is water running out of the adit but nothing more than a trickle. There is water of an unknown depth (deep) at the end of the lower mine adit.
Standard lead mine style adits, multi-pitched shaft to the upper series (bolted for SRT). Few decorations.
The lower level consists of a walkable passage of several hundred yards which passes a shaft up to the higher level, an exploited rift and terminates at water (unknown depth). It is understood that this water has been crossed by shimming across using the adit walls and that the adit terminates suddenly on the other side of the water (to be confirmed?).
The upper level passages are much less uniform and are interesting in themselves.
There appears to be two backfilled entrances in the upper level as well as a gated (and locked) exit to the surface. There is also a climbable rift of around 20 feet in the adit roof which exits to the surface and is not gated although this is very small and difficult to find.
miners pick marks can still clearly be seen at the limit of the mining.
The mine is named “fish mine” after the shape of the spoil (which looked like fish) during the time of it’s operation.
Possibly beyond the “hard to pass” water.
Release the Kraken .....