Cockerdale Windypit

Moorland Caver (2003)

NGR: SE 528814
Altitude: 260m
Depth: 15m
Access: No known restrictions
Grade: II
Entertainment value: II

Warning: Beware loose rock

Located at Scotch Corner, the hole lies in a fenced enclosure in the middle of a field. The entrance is covered by a substantial grill with a hinged gate, secured by a couple of long bolts. If a descent is planned take a couple of adjustable spanners and a can of WD 40. Once in, the windypit consists of a constricted tube about 15m deep, dropping in to a cross rift. The sub-parallel fracture runs for 5m and is 1m wide but all routes close down to impenetrable slots.

On occasion Cockerdale Windypit issues tremendous draughts of warm air.

Excavated in 1987 by M.S.G./S.C.C.

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