Danger warning above Castleton as mineshaft collapses

Pictured is the collapsed mineshaft at  the B6061 road from Sparrowpit to the top of the Winnats Pass, near Castleton.
Pictured is the collapsed mineshaft at the B6061 road from Sparrowpit to the top of the Winnats Pass, near Castleton.

Derbyshire County Council is warning motorists above Castleton to take care after an old mineshaft has collapsed and left a huge hole.

The ground has given way on land at Sparrowpit leaving a gaping hole at the side of the B6061 road from the tiny village to the top of Winnat’s Pass.

A temporary road closure has been imposed by the council until December 15 on B6061 from its junction with the A623 to a point adjacent to Rowter Farm.

Motorists are advised to take an alternative route using the B6061, Rushup Edge, Sheffield Road, A6, and A623.

A council spokesman stated access will be maintained whenever reasonably possible on the affected length of road which will re-open as soon as work is finished.

The council apologised for any inconvenience caused while work takes place.

Anyone needing further information can all Derbyshire County Council on 01629 533190.

Picture provided courtesy of Michael Hilton of www.buxtonweather.co.uk