Magpie Mine - an ancient lead mine and agents cottage, now used as the PDMHS field centre.

Explore Safely

It is perhaps a sign of the times that it is necessary to include on this site a few words about the do's and don'ts of mine (& cave) exploration, and about the use of this website. The following is intended to be a helpful guide...

Safety First

Exploring Mines and mining sites (including surface features and natural caves) is a potentially dangerous activity. Do so carefully, and with respect for your surroundings. If in any doubt, enlist the help of experienced mine explorers/cavers. If you're not already a member of an offical club or society - join one.

Neither the authors of this website, individual contributors nor PDMHS can or does accept any responsibility for your activites or safety either above or below ground, nor can we warrant that any of the material presented on this site is accurate and up-to-date. You ae responsible for you own actions!


Please show respect - for the mines themselves, the archaeology, minerals, formations and artifacts, for landowners and nearby residents, for livestock, land and the general public.

Access to sites is often won by careful negotiation with landowners or mineral rights owners - check the current access arrangements as part of planning your trip, and if required, ask permission.

Be conservation minded.

Use of this site

Whilst we take every care to ensure the accuracy of information at the time of writing we cannot guarantee the accuracy of anything published on this site. All information published is the opinion and responsibility of individual contributors, and not of either PDMHS or the web editors.

All information published on this site is public domain, and you may reproduce any part of it provided:

  • You do not make or attempt to make any profit from it
  • You do not claim it to be yours, or misrepresent the source or origins
  • You do not present this site, the individual contributors or PDMHS in a negative light
  • You do not frame the contents of any part of this site.

No warranties are made about the availability of this site at any time.

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