SD6780 : Pool Sink

taken 9 years ago, near to Cow Pot [other Features], Cumbria, Great Britain

Pool Sink
Pool Sink
The diminutive entrance to Pool Sink is behind the leftmost figure (in the red suit), where a low crawl leads into the ramifications of Easegill Caverns, England's most extensive cave system. Easegill Beck is normally dry at this point, the water having sunk into the caves further upstream at Top Sink. However, in flood, the area in front of the cavers becomes a deep pool which may rise quickly until water flows into the cave entrance which rapidly floods. The party in this picture, having noted a blackening of the sky and heard a rumble of thunder, have just made the decision to use another entrance. In fact, it didn't rain here, but only a few miles away at Ribblehead, the thunderstorm caused local flooding so the decision was probably a wise one. They had a good trip anyway !
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 May, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 March, 2009
Category
Caves   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 67725 80735 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:13.2788N 2:29.7895W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 67719 80713
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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