SD2796 : Cavity of Banishead Quarry

taken 2 years ago, near to Torver, Cumbria, Great Britain

Cavity of Banishead Quarry
Cavity of Banishead Quarry
The remarkable hole at Banishead Quarry with a stream flowing into the far end as a waterfall.
The source of the stream is unclear from OS mapping at any scale. Torver Beck flows very near to the south end of the hole which is where the waterfall is, but the beck flows in its own valley which might be below the level of the head of the fall anyway.
It seems that the water hasn't always tumbled into the quarry - it would surely have been inconvenient for it to do so when the place was active; the village website gives an explanation of how the fall became - LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Quarrying, Mining  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2780 9600 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:21.2639N 3:6.7445W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2783 9605
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Disused Quarry  Cavity  Waterfall  Pool 

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