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Dig near Hurnell Moss Pot
« on: June 10, 2007, 08:34:34 pm »
I went for a walk on Ingleborough today and came across a scaffolded shaft at the base of a reasonable-sized shakehole vaguely south of Hurnell Moss Pot. At any rate, it is the next good-sized shakehole beyond Hurnell Moss.

Looking in Northern Caves it appears the shake is probably Newby Moss Cave & Sink, although the description of what is there doesn't seem to match with what I found.

Anyone know anything about it? It seems to be being actively dug but in shorts and t-shirt with no light I couldn't really find out more than that. There was a tackle sack nearby with what seemed to be WCG on it ... but I don't know of a club with those initials.

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Re: Dig near Hurnell Moss Pot
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2007, 08:55:38 pm »
Westminster Caving Group?  :-\
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Re: Dig near Hurnell Moss Pot
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2007, 09:27:24 pm »
Westminster Caving Group?  :-\

Aren't they the WSG?

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Re: Dig near Hurnell Moss Pot
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2007, 07:39:12 am »
Speak to the Yorkshire Ramblers Club. 

There was also an article in Descent about this a few issues back.)

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Re: Dig near Hurnell Moss Pot
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2007, 07:48:18 am »
Speak to the Yorkshire Ramblers Club. 

Thank you.

There was also an article in Descent about this a few issues back.)

I feared somebody would tell me that ... why don't I look before I ask!

Many thanks Pitlamp

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Re: Dig near Hurnell Moss Pot
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2007, 05:09:37 pm »
I remember looking at the shakehole (plenty of digging related material lying around) when I was on a Hurnell Moss trip some years back..
From what I recall reading in some article somewhere it was Newby Moss Cave and it was now something like 100m deep?

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Re: Dig near Hurnell Moss Pot
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2007, 12:48:14 pm »
It's certainly not a WSG dig. Our digs are centred in South Wales only, and then only on Pant Mawr. I'd agree that Yorkshire Ramblers are your best bet and sure there was a presentation at "Hidden Earth" a few years ago at the Northern Roundup session. There is a "WCG" though (according to Google)- Wirral Caving Group apparently.

Matthew
 PS; there used to be another WSG in the north though, the  "Wensleydale Speleological Group".

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Re: Dig near Hurnell Moss Pot
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007, 03:23:05 am »
I remember looking at the shakehole (plenty of digging related material lying around) when I was on a Hurnell Moss trip some years back..
From what I recall reading in some article somewhere it was Newby Moss Cave and it was now something like 100m deep?

Do remember what magazine e-zine the article wa in??

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Re: Dig near Hurnell Moss Pot
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2007, 07:25:50 am »
I remember looking at the shakehole (plenty of digging related material lying around) when I was on a Hurnell Moss trip some years back..
From what I recall reading in some article somewhere it was Newby Moss Cave and it was now something like 100m deep?

Do remember what magazine e-zine the article wa in??

CN.

I've been looking through my recent back issues and haven't found anything yet. I'll let you know when/if I do find anything.

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Re: Dig near Hurnell Moss Pot
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007, 09:18:30 am »
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Do remember what magazine e-zine the article wa in??
It was either Caves & Caving or Descent - or more likely both.. One of them had a section survey of the cave.

A quick nosey on the net revealed this from C&C 86/Winter 99 - "YRC find large fault (Sealey's Fault) under Newby Moss"


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Re: Dig near Hurnell Moss Pot
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2007, 03:37:18 pm »
I remember looking at the shakehole (plenty of digging related material lying around) when I was on a Hurnell Moss trip some years back..
From what I recall reading in some article somewhere it was Newby Moss Cave and it was now something like 100m deep?

Do remember what magazine e-zine the article wa in??

CN.

I've been looking through my recent back issues and haven't found anything yet. I'll let you know when/if I do find anything.

Descent 185 AUG/SEPT 2005 had the elusive article on Newby Moss Cave.

: ).

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Re: Dig near Hurnell Moss Pot
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2007, 07:30:00 pm »
Thanks folks ... will have a look later.

 

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