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Offline Dave254

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Old Wife Pothole, Great Whernside
« on: July 11, 2018, 03:14:57 pm »
Does anyone have any knowledge of “old wife pothole” on Great Whernside? I came across it whilst looking at an OS map.  It is just over 1km north west from the entrance to Mossdale next to the track leading up from Conistone
. I can’t seem to find it in Northern caves and a google trawl hasn’t brought anything back.

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Re: Old Wife Pothole, Great Whernside
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 03:28:38 pm »
Comparing the map and the aerial photos, I take it you mean the big depression just west of Swarthgill Hole?
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Re: Old Wife Pothole, Great Whernside
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 04:13:53 pm »
That’s the right area. On the conistone side of the track crosses Swarthgill there is a shake hole full of water just to the north of the track  that I am taking to be “old wife’s pot well”.  Old wife’s pot would appear to be a separate entity around about SE 01032, 70375

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Re: Old Wife Pothole, Great Whernside
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 06:26:14 pm »
Is this that pot that takes some of the Mossdale stream in flood, up stream or somewhere else?
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Re: Old Wife Pothole, Great Whernside
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 09:08:36 pm »
Is this that pot that takes some of the Mossdale stream in flood, up stream or somewhere else?

Somewhere else - about 1 km ENE of Capplestone Gate. Personally, I've never been able to identify it when I have looked.