Eppy Head Holes

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Moorland Caver (2003)

NGR: SE 520900
Altitude: 330m
Access: No known restrictions
Grade: I
Entertainment value: I-
View: V

Two small and uninspiring holes in the middle of nowhere, the only thing, which justifies the walk, are the wonderful views. Both holes lie on the break of slope on the spur between Spring Wood and North Wood.

EPPY HEAD I
Length: 4.5m
Depth: 6m
2.5m deep entrance “shaft” is easily negotiated without tackle.
A narrow fissure leads to a blind chamber.
The entrance is currently (2000) blocked.
History Explored by B.S.A. 1949.

EPPY HEAD II
Length: 6m
50m to the north west of I. Small hole covered by timbers (replace). Short single fissure which chokes to the east and becomes too tight to the west.
History
Discovered by M.S.G. in circa 1975.

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Yorkshire Ramblers Club – Journal 7 (1952)
Eppy Head, a large and dangerous opening at 1,000 ft. contour, S. of Arden Hall, Hawnby. The last is more solid than it seems, not deep, and can be climbed. Scovell, Simons, Parker and Roberts have done it

Pennine Underground (1965)
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Moldywarps Speleological Group – Journal 6 (1973)
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Northern Caves Volume 5 (1974)
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BCRA Transactions – Vol.3 No.2 – The North Yorkshire Windypits (1976)
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