Yoadwath Cave

Moorland Caver (2003)

NGR: SE 705877
Length: 6 m
Access: Ravenswick Estate
Grade: I
Entertainment value: I

From the “car park” by the trout farm follow an indistinct path up the hillside until a low crag is reached, the obvious entrance lies in the South end of the cliff.

The hole originally consisted of a short rock shelter consisting of a single chamber (now full of dig spoil). A short crawl leads to a blank wall. To the left a squeeze leads into a rather dangerous choked continuation with no obvious way on.

The hole has been known locally for a number of years, the extension was dug by a joint S.C.C. / A.C.C. team between January and February 1999.
The boulder choke is notable as it tried to eat Andy Brennan, much to everyone’s amusement.

Pennine Underground (1965)

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  1. There are some inaccuracies in Moorland Caver as to this cave. I blame myself for innocently naming another cave Yoadwath Cave. This was because i failed to read the books first and realise that there already was a Yoadwath cave. However in my defence, my Yoadwath cave is actually located at Yoadwath and not a mile to the north. One day it will be re-named but for now be content and maybe even a little happy that there are two Yoadwath Caves, albeit one is now lost!

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