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Offline Pitlamp

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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2012, 06:41:51 pm »
Yep - but I'm too busy to deal with it at the mo as I have a couple of quite big writing commitments on; sorry.

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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #51 on: May 28, 2018, 07:11:21 pm »
Did you ever work out the answer?

It wasn't planned, but I did just visit TFD & GG within the same 24 hours, still couldn't tell you which one was bigger!

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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #52 on: May 28, 2018, 08:45:25 pm »
Like most things it depends how you do the calculation.

TFD has the greatest floor area at just under 3,000 square metres. GG has the greatest volume. TFD would appear bigger as you can see all of it by walking around. GG has a lot of volume high up that you cannot walk around.

You know what we would say here on Mendip.

At least ours wasn't discovered by a Frenchman and we have a vast amount more formations.

My son in TFD. Image by Olympus Live Composite mode as there were only the two of us.


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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #53 on: May 28, 2018, 09:33:39 pm »
Sorry, it was pitlamp's survey I was wondering about..

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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #54 on: June 04, 2018, 12:15:43 pm »
At least you don't need a contract with the Longleat Estate to enter GG.

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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2018, 01:53:01 pm »
Just a permit from the ingleborough estate instead...

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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #56 on: June 05, 2018, 11:32:49 am »
Just a permit from the ingleborough estate instead...

Mike

Not for long. Full beta test trials on the new on-line cave booking system start next week   :thumbsup:

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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #57 on: June 05, 2018, 01:10:04 pm »
Just a permit from the ingleborough estate instead...

Miket

I remember once writing to the estate office for a permit, only to receive my own letter back with, "yes ok" scrawled across it. :lol:
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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #58 on: June 05, 2018, 03:00:16 pm »
Just a permit from the ingleborough estate instead...

Mike

Not for all routes as its access land --- Main chamber is still within the extent of day light. So Dihedral doesn't technically need a permit,

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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #59 on: June 05, 2018, 04:08:01 pm »
Just a permit from the ingleborough estate instead...

Mike

It hasn't been Ingleborough Estate for a few years and Geoff is the fastest CNCC permit issuer in the Universe, all you have to do is think of maybe wanting a permit and one turns up seconds later. And,as  Badlad says the online booking system is already being tested by a few clubs.
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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #60 on: June 05, 2018, 04:43:36 pm »
It's still a permit from the estate, whoever administers it. Reservoir hole isn't on access land.

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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2018, 08:11:09 am »
Anyway, Calder's Geo on Shetland is the largest chamber in UK (as announced 2014 & it's a sea cave)

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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #62 on: November 13, 2018, 04:02:58 pm »
The Frozen Deep is currently   the largest chamber in the U Knot open to daylight and that is what makes it unique. Nuff said.

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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #63 on: November 13, 2018, 04:25:34 pm »
Expect you could easily fit the Frozen Deep in the parts of Calder's Geo that don't get illuminated - it faces west & has a large headland to the south (between it & the sun!)

They are, all 3, unique.

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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2018, 04:55:30 pm »
Is the Calder's Geo chamber (or is it just a big passage?) a separate 'Subterranean passage' to that shown (schematically) on the OS maps? https://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=60.4907~-1.6218&style=r&lvl=15&sp=Point.60.4907_-1.6218_Calder%27s%20Geo___

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Re: What is the UK's Biggest Chamber ?
« Reply #65 on: November 13, 2018, 05:25:32 pm »
No, it's not the passage shown going through the headland, it's entrance is much smaller than the rest of it.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-28965618

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