This was mine and Charlies first through trip from one mine to
another. We abseiled down Proud's Sump, then into Proud's Workings and from
there we dropped down an ore shoot into Rampgill Mine into the Hangingshaw
Level. In Proud's workings we took some updated pictures of the dressing floor
and artifacts. See Proud's
Sump for more details.
Following the Hangingshaw Level downstream we
proceeded through water, mostly waist height. Along the way there where many
rises and workings. Eventually Whiskey Bottle Junction was reached and we
exited Rampgill via the main horse level. This was a good trip, but cold,
especially since on exit is was around 18:30 and very frosty
There is more scope for exploration in the Hanginshaw Level of
Rampgill, going upstream should reach the the bottom of the Hydraulic Shaft
providing it is not blocked, and there may be rises up into the deeper parts of
Carr's Mine. Downstream there are also many rises to explore including
Wallace's Workings along the Sun Vein.