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WHERE THE CAVES ARE - The Caving Regions => Peak District => Topic started by: suddenlywill_ on April 08, 2019, 10:28:03 pm

Title: Anyone know what the bad air/pollution in knotlow's like of late?
Post by: suddenlywill_ on April 08, 2019, 10:28:03 pm
Apologies for picking everyone's brains but me and a mate are planning a trip and might be heading down knotlow. The DCA cave registry description seems pretty bleak but it seems like it varies from time to time, so if anyone's been down there recently any info on the pollution/bad air would be grand. Apologies if this has been asked before but if it varies it will help to have up to date info.

Cheers,

Will

Title: Re: Anyone know what the bad air/pollution in knotlow's like of late?
Post by: owd git on April 08, 2019, 10:42:45 pm
No problem climbing route to waterfall chamber 30th march :thumbsup: a warm sunny day. enjoy and report  eh? O.G.
Title: Re: Anyone know what the bad air/pollution in knotlow's like of late?
Post by: suddenlywill_ on April 09, 2019, 09:49:03 am
No problem climbing route to waterfall chamber 30th march :thumbsup: a warm sunny day. enjoy and report  eh? O.G.

Thanks and will do  :D
Title: Re: Anyone know what the bad air/pollution in knotlow's like of late?
Post by: AR on April 09, 2019, 09:07:25 pm
AFAIK the air in Knotlow has generally been OK in recent years, since the farm stopped dairying and hence producing lots of slurry that was washing down into the mine and upping the carbon dioxide levels. :yucky:
Title: Re: Anyone know what the bad air/pollution in knotlow's like of late?
Post by: Pete K on April 11, 2019, 04:44:57 pm
Pretty sure that there will be some info in the Cave Atmosphere Monitoring section of the latest DCA minutes now online:
https://thedca.org.uk/
Knotlow has been good for some time now but caution is still advised as is knowledge of how to spot symptoms / signs of poor air.