Coniston Coppermines Letterboxes

Surely not underground letterbox hunting?

Despite the rapid approach of spring, and although it was dry (not raining), it wasn’t a day for rock climbing. But it was definitely a day to get out and enjoy the Lakeland fells – a little Lakeland Letterbox hunting was called for, with a bonus of poking around in a few of the mine entrances in the Coniston Coppermine Valley.

Laetitia at one of the many adits in the Coniston Coppermine Valley
Looking back at Pete from the adit
Surely not underground letterbox hunting?
One for Colin to explore? A flooded mine shaft!
The camera's flash couldn't penetrate the surface...
However, I got this picture by putting the camera below the surface - I think the flash did quite a good job underwater...
The crystal clear blue water went down far out of sight - definitely Colin's territory!
A bit further along the passage we realised we might be walking on a wooden floor, covered in stone debris, with a mighty drop hiding below!

We found four letterbox locations: Pudding Stone; Coniston Copper Mine; Coniston Copper, Incline; and Coniston Copper Mine, Angle Bob. However, only the first of these is in place, the other three have been removed or stolen. Two of them, Coniston Copper Mine and Coniston Copper Mine, Angle Bob were inside adits so perhaps they were taken away for safety reasons, or maybe because there are so many tourists and kids here in the summer they simply got found by accident and kept as holiday trinkets?

Venues

Series - Lakeland Letterboxes

  1. Lakeland Letterboxes
  2. Letterboxing and Flammkuchen
  3. Navigation Practice
  4. Three More Sunny Days
  5. Grizedale Letterboxing
  6. Wansfell Letterbox
  7. More Grizedale Letterboxes
  8. Helvellyn Letterboxes
  9. Martindale Letterboxes
  10. Coniston Coppermines Letterboxes
  11. Walna Scar Road
  12. Summer Evenings
  13. Letterboxes, Birthdays, Climbing Wall & eBay star
  14. Charmer’s Grave
  15. Lingmoor Tarn
  16. Holme Fell Scramble and Letterboxing
  17. Barrow Door Letterboxing

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