WOODHOUSE WAY

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The first 200m from the Master Cave is very flood prone and can sump completely. The ducks can also sump after rain unless properly cleared.


Immediately upstream from the bottom of FALL POT is a small inlet up on the right, this is the start of WOODHOUSE WAY.

The photo shows where you climb up.

Link to original exploration account (1980)

A short bedding plane crawl enters a fissure passage which continues for about 60m with some traversing to a flowstone blockage.

A squeeze to the left of the flowstone drops down into a flat out wet crawl to the First Duck, beyond this is a 1m high 'chamber' followed by the Second Duck which is tight and awkward.

Jim Davis in the Second Duck,Woodhouse Way.

Journal cover of RRCPC 8

The ducks usually need clearing of rubble and flood debris. From the Second Duck follow along the rift and through an eyehole until a junction is reached after 30m. The inlet to the right becomes too tight after 50m (this possibly connects to 'Slugs' dig in Kath's Way) and the way on is to the left through a 6m long bedding plane duck No. 3. The way on now gets easier as the passage develops into a 6m high meandering streamway for 150m to reach a complex junction.

Here all ways close down or loop back, but to the right is a 5m climb up in the main inlet to a bedding plane and a further chimney up into Haemorrhoid Hall. Across the 'grikes' floor the hall is an area of complex inlets, One on the right is a crawl to Pot Pit, a 10m aven, too tight at the top. The main way on is via the first climb on the left, a 10m chimney up to an eyehole opening to BAT CHAMBER. The largest aven in the roof -Bat Aven- is an 8m pitch which intersects another passage. Upstream is the blind Radio Aven with a choked tube at its base, and downstream the passage soon chokes. The only option now is to retrace your step back to FALL POT


R.R.C.P.C. 2013