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Favourite caves

richardg

Active member
My favorite caves, although there's thousands to chose from would be.
Breakish Bridge Cave (upper) Isle of Skye
Cave of the Lyre system Applecross Scotland
Mousegill Cave
Long Churn Caves
Jackdaw Hole.
Sodholegill Caves
Goyden Pot System
West Kingsdale system
Mossdale Caverns
Fossil Pot
Routingill Pot
Otterstone Cave
Thundering River Cave in Wharfedale
Butter tubs
Providence Pot
Boltby Quarry Caves
P8
Giants Hole
Perryfoot Cave
Ladyside Pot
Dowel Resurgence
Cresswell Caves
Oldtor mine
Peak-Speedwell system
Holwell Cavern
Conisbourgh Caves
Out of my own list of favorite caves that's all I can think of now..

If it were possible to include hypothetical caves I'd definitely include the Great Whernside master caves, as we spend enough time thinking, talking and visualizing them.....

 

The Old Ruminator

Well-known member
Perhaps I missed it but nobody has mentioned Shatter or Withyhill Caves or Stoke Lane Slocker surely three of the best decorated caves on Mendip. Perhaps there is a bias towards more sporting trips.
 

scurve

Member
Uamh Nan Claig-Ionn (Cave of the Skulls)
Elpha Green Caves
Ayleburn Caves and Pot
Fairy Holes
Sowan Burn Cave
Smeltmill Beck
Excalibur
Boxhead Pot - Lost Johns'
Easegill Traverse
Big Meanie - Death's Head Hole
Bye George
Rowten
Swinsto
Simpsons
Brown Hill Pot
King Pot
Crescent Pot
Spectacle Pot
Black Shiver
Knacker Trapper
Meregill
Trapdoor
Long Kin West
Long Kin East - Rift Pot
Corky's
Jib Tunnel
Car Pot
Disappointment Pot
Penyghent Pot
Darnbrook Pot
Swan Dike
Out Sleets Beck Pot
Langcliffe
Mossdale
Dowbergill Passage
Birks Fell
Hagg Gill Pot
Pasture Gill
Titan - JH
Giants
Upper Flood Swallet
Eastwater
Afton Red Rift
OFD
Dan Yr Ogof
 

NigR

New member
maxf said:
Anything not under strict control by a committee/ company/ group

Well said, maxf.

My favourite caves:

Drws Cefn
Nunnery Entrance
Twll Du

Situated on open access land, no keys or permits required.
Open to all, just like the mountainside are on.
Simply turn up and go caving, the way it ought to be.

Of course, there is a controlling committee/ company/ group who would have it very much otherwise (there would be, wouldn't there?).

Will they succeed?

We shall see.
 

Badlad

Administrator
Staff member
Kenilworth said:
Badlad, where will the conservation message be published?

It's early days yet, but something I am working on with one of the UK's conservation bodies.  I doubt it will make its way to America though but you never know.

Please keep your UK favourites coming.  Thanks a lot
 

tim.rose2

Active member
Well as no one has mentioned anything on Portland I guess I should - these are my favourites:
Blacknor Hole (round trip)
Flagpole (aka Grove cliff caves).
Windy dig
Persil Rift

Elsewhere:
Fairy / Hilliers - Mendip
Pierre's pot (lower series) - Mendip
Lionels Hole - Mendip
Eastwater - Mendip
Honeymead Hole - Mendip
Mangle Hole - Mendip
Owl Hole - Derbyshire
Spar sea cave - Skye
Craig a ffynnon - S. Wales
Pant Mawr - S. Wales

Tim
 

Speleofish

Active member
I suspect I'm duplicating several other responses but:

Yorkshire:

Juniper Gulf
Alum Pot(and all its feeders)
BPW
Calf Holes/Browgill
Red Moss pot

Mendip and surroundings

GB
Longwood
St Cuthberts
Manor Farm Swallet
Reservoir Hole (even before it got big)
Stoke Lane
Shatter (and most of the rest in Fairy Cave Quarry)
Sidcot Swalllet
Holwell Cavern
Lamb Leer
 

Pegasus

Administrator
Staff member
Any more folks?

Think all regions have been covered, however if you see any of your favourite/special caves missing, please add to the list  (y)

 
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