Tilberthwaite Gill Head Waterfall Level
The Tilberthwaite Waterfall Level is an old “coffin level” said to have been started by the German Miners in the 16th Century. The tunnels here were extended in the 19th Century to drain water from the deep Tilberthwaite Mine nearby.
This tunnel is said to be dangerous as the 1930’s timbers here have collapsed in places and the roof has fallen in. There is also a blocked sump down from Benson’s Lode on the hillside above that looks pretty creepy. The small branch in the tunnel nearby is said to be a trial on the lower part of Benson’s South Lode - that is also visible in the hillside above. There is a section of collapsed roof a bit further in and then some distance on the tunnel is completely blocked.