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Offline bubba

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Safe wet options in the Dales
« on: April 24, 2003, 09:57:02 am »
What are good trips to do when it's peeing it down in the Dales?
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2003, 01:46:55 pm »
Go in Lancaster and potter about Easegill
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Bar Pot into Gaping Gill

(just two I've done in wet weather, there must be loads more!)

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2003, 04:27:34 pm »
Further to seamooses post..
Not tried all of these but I think the following should be ok:
Pikedaw Calamine Caverns.
Sell Gill Holes - dry way is ok, not sure to what extent wet way floods.
Alum Pot - main shaft.
Rift Pot - the one on the Allotment.
Large Pot - going to Arcadia/Colossus - should be ok.
Rowten Pot - the P-bolted route, ok if wet but parts could be a bit unpleasant if it gets very wet.
Jingling Hole.
Pillar Holes - the entrance areas are ok, the extensions they did a few years back I have no knowledge of how the rain affects that part.
Lost Johns Cave - Dome or Centipede - depends how wet it is though, the entrance passage could get somewhat sporting.

There is probably a few more than that, just can't think of any more at the moment unless you like small and rather obscure caves..

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2003, 11:06:06 am »
Thanks guys - it's always good to have a "plan b" if you're up that way and the weather turns...
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2004, 11:04:14 pm »
A few more that may be of interest...

Valley Entrance to the pitch head
Thistle and Runscar Caves at Ribblehead
Borrins Moor Cave up above Alum Pot/LongChurn
Bull Pot of the Witches
Mistral Hole, Easegill - loads of cave to explore here if you can cross Easegill Beck!!

ok the first three are a bit short but at least you'd get some exercise on a wet day...