If you have never been into Smallcleugh Mine, this is the trip for you. We will be starting at 1015hrs from the Assay House and will travel through the Smallcleugh Flats to the famous Ballroom Flat. On the way, we will see crosscuts, veins, different types of flat workings, doors, hoppers and railways.
The first section of the journey has water about 0.5 metres deep and after that the journey is mainly dry. There are long sections of walking and some sections of crawling. Gloves and knee pads will be very helpful! Clothes will become wet, dusty and dirty. Strong walking or work boots are best- whatever you wear will get wet and dirty.
Everyone needs to carry a spare lamp,food and water in a rucksack – you need your hands free for the journey. Worth noting that there are no toilets underground.
The time underground will be about four hours. You need to be able to walk at a steady pace, crawl on rocks, squeeze through one or two tight places – and be generally able to cope with these conditions.
The Society has some helmets and lamps which can be borrowed. if you want a lamp and helmet, you MUST book in advance by speaking to Peter Jackson either by phone 077118385646 or via email email@example.com.