Shaws Gill Hole / Shaws Gill Rift

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Moorland Caver (2003)

NGR: SE 531818
Altitude:200m
Depth: 8m
Access: Forestry Commission
Grade: II
Entertainment Value: I

Small hole in depression on the right of the track 200m down from the gate. Drops down and squeezes back under entrance. Sharp right turn (best negotiated head first) slides into lower chamber with vocal link to the surface on the right. The way on is a draughting rift under two jammed boulders on the left but there isn’t an easy way to break through as the two boulders support some of the roof slabs.

History
Found by S.C.C./M.S.G. in April 2003 whilst looking for Hayes Hole

SHAW’S GILL RIFT

NGR: SE 532819
Altitude:220m
Length: 4m
Access: No known restrictions
Grade: I
Entertainment value: II

Small rift entrance in a small cliff on right side of track 100m down from the gate, almost opposite Hayes hole. A nice sized entrance degenerates into a very small rift turning acute right after only 1.5m and ending in boulder ruckle 2m after the turn.
If your chest is bigger than 17cm then this isn’t for you.

History
Found by S.C.C./M.S.G. in April 2003 whilst looking for Hayes Hole.

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