Paphos Forest Mine

Published 3rd of September, 2018

Tucked away in the western slopes of Paphos Forest, lies an old mine. You won't ever have seen it unless you went looking for it, and even if you go looking for it you may not find it.

Distant Oasis

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We first became aware of the mine when some pictures of the nearby lake appeared in the local press, back in 2017. We set out to track it down, and after a few abortive but fun attempts, we eventually found it.

Good Road

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Over the last year, we have visited the mine on a few occasions, as it is a fun place to explore. The first time we found it, we were impressed with how good the road was. This may sound odd but in the forest some roads have a habit of vanishing.

Hard To Spot

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Considering how large it is, it is surprisingly well hidden amongst the trees.

Here We Are

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To get to this point, we had to leave the main track and take a side track which had been used much less frequently. However, we were soon seeing signs of excavations.

Pit Face

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I know very little about modern mining techniques, but that looks like a pit face to me.

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