Night event at Burbage Mines
Wed 24th Nov 2021
More info later
Burbage Mines are on the north side of the road from Ringinglow to Hathersage, labelled on the 1:25000 Ordnance Survey map as "Brown Edge Quarries (disused)". They are included on the Burbage map, but in 2008 Marcus Pinker drew a new map at 1:2500 with 2.5m contours. He called the map Burbage Mines and the name stuck.
It is a small area of workings for sandstone roofing flags (colloquially "slates"). In the 1960s the council wanted to use it for a landfill site; luckily for us CPRE successfully opposed this plan. The old workings provide a wealth of contour detail and although much of it is a bit physical (heather and tussock around the quarries, bracken and marsh surrounding), it offers great orienteering.
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Safety & risk
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If a competitor has a pre-existing medical condition that they think should be declared, please complete a medical form at enquiries. The sealed envelope will only be opened in an emergency.
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