Image: Lucy Chippindale
The tunnel continues almost horizontally.
This long, straight tunnel, tapering off into darkness, is certainly spooky, although this hasn’t deterred previous explorers, if the graffiti on the wall is anything to go by. Mine exploration is a popular activity for various reasons. Some people are drawn to the history and archaeology of these old sites; others are attracted by the interesting geological formations exposed by the tunnels, or even by the sheer thrill of delving into abandoned subterranean passages.