Maskhill Mine

I'd forgotten what a cracking trip Merlin's Mine can be. Nine of us met amid some quite heavy sleaty showers on the road up to Eyam for a trip into Merlin Mine. The plan was to try to find the way through from Gimli's Dream to the foot of the Eyam Dale Shaft, so, while everybody was sorting themselves out, Christine and I climbed up the slippery bank to Eyam Dale Shaft and rigged it with a rope and a ladder in case we were successful.