Hayes Hole

Moorland Caver (2003)

NGR: SE 532819
Altitude: 200m
Length: 10m
Access: Forestry Commission
Grade: I
Entertainment value: I

Located on the left side of the track 100m down from the gate.
Small but strongly draughting body sized hole at track level heads into the hillside to a chamber formed in a cross rift. This is a badly broken down area and is the site of an active dig (beware).

In a letter to Roger Cooper, Raymond Hayes wrote “whilst walking with friends on the track out of Cockerdale, I passed a small, strongly draughting hole, on the right. Due to the company, I was unable to explore and continued walking with a mind to come back another day” Sadly, neither Roger nor Raymond ever did.
The hole has been named in honour of that pioneer windypit explorer: Raymond Hayes

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