Western Highway is located in the high level passages of Far Sump Extensions, approaching from Fingernail Chamber, a short pitch up leads into a 3 m wide passage, this passage passes below the Vortex 2 pitch, then it rises for a short distance before it starts to descend steeply for 100 m, then it starts to ascend for a further 10 m to the current dig face. The location of the current dig face is approximately 35 m below the end of Joint Effort, Speedwell Mine. 

The current dig face suffers from bad air so beware if you should visit. Mechanical fans have been installed to supply the dig face with fresh air during the digging sessions. Digging still takes place occasionally, contact Henry Rockliff for more infomation on the dig.

 

 

News Flash

EA Peakshole Water level Logger at Goosehill Bridge, Castleton

The Environment Agency have installed EA water depth logger at Goosehill Bridge, Castelton. This is now live at: https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/station/9595 . The water depth is updated every 15 minutes and the datum is the crest of the weir that was installed in 1984/5 by TSG and a group from Manchester Poly. The metre ruler on the left bank of the river when looking downstream from the bridge has the same datum so the levels on the web should be the same as the levels on the ruler.. The outputs contributing to the total flow are Peak Cavern, Slop Moll, Peakshole Sough and Russet Well.

For those interested in Bagshawe there is also a site on Bradwell Brook:  https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/station/9475