NU1023 : Cateran Hole looking towards Blawearie

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Harehope, Northumberland, Great Britain

Cateran Hole looking towards Blawearie
Cateran Hole looking towards Blawearie
Fell Sandstone forms an arc of outcrops from south east Scotland, through Northumberland and into Cumbria. It forms many of the distinctive craggy moorland hills around the Cheviot Hills with gentle dips to the east, south-east and south. The Fell Sandstone is high fissured and has, in the geological past, been prone to mass movement. The Cateran Hole is a rift passage formed by such movement.

The entrance to the Cateran Hole is in a depression in the moorland on the north-west side of Cateran Hill. There are six steps down into a passage which slopes down for 37.8 m to a depth of 8.8 m. From the entrance, after about 25 metres, the passage levels and may be partially flooded. After this point there is a wet and muddy crawl before entering a final chamber which is about 2 m high and 1 m wide.
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NU1023, 13 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 7 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 13 May, 2010
Category
Cave entrance   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 104 234 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:30.2884N 1:50.2144W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 104 235
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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