NY7622 : Amber Hill Rising, Scordale

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Hilton, Cumbria, Great Britain

Amber Hill Rising, Scordale
Amber Hill Rising, Scordale
A large and speleologically important rising that brings water from Christy Bank Pot, a blocked sink in Siss Gill NY7620 : Siss Gill at Christy Bank. According to Northern Caves Vol 3 (1994,Dalesman Pub Co) the rising has only been penetrated for 6m through loose rock without reaching open cave passage by the Craven Pothole Club in 1965. There is a vertical drop of about 55m and a horizontal distance of almost 2km between the choked sink and the rising. Cave passages almost never follow a dead straight line between points and so there is ample potential here for a sizeable cave system if only someone is prepared to undertake the work of excavation.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 8 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Moorland  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Place (from Tags)
North Pennines 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7609 2218 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.6540N 2:22.2934W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7587 2257
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Other Tags
Resurgence  Stream  Cave System  Unexplored  Boulders 

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