SD7298 : Cave 'dig' at Black Moss Pot

taken 7 years ago, near to Fell End, Cumbria, Great Britain

Cave 'dig' at Black Moss Pot
Cave 'dig' at Black Moss Pot
Cavers have been excavating the huge shakehole and stream sink at Black Moss right next to the road. I had a few attempts here with cavers from Lancashire back in the 1980's but we did not make much progress. I almost got drowned when the stream flooded and I was temporarily stuck on the wrong side of a 'squeeze'. There is considerable potential here for a sizeable cave system with numerous stream sinks and a descent of almost 100m down to the River Rawthey - the strangely-named Lady Blue's Underwater Fantasy is a rising there which has been explored by cave divers for over 450m.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Moorland  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7239 9823 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:22.7288N 2:25.5943W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7240 9822
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Stream Sink  Shakehole  Excavation  Cave  Pothole  Fells 

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