Knock Fell Caverns. 13/10/90.
A.Hall, P.Luff, P.Muckalt, P.Llewellyn, J.Newton.
Thanks Andy for organizing
the trip to Knock Fell Caverns. This must have been Roger Sutcliffe’s last find
before his tragic death in the snow in
When Andy showed us the
survey, it looked like a roll of wire netting laid out. Perhaps that’s what
frightened you off, or was it the height of the entrance, 2500
Soon down the ladder and
sticking together like glue especially as Andy had the survey. We decided to
look to the South of the system where the biggest caverns are, and after a bit
of trial and error eventually made it to Merlins Chamber and soon realised why it is
so called. It needs a magician to hold up the hanging blocks!
then went up the East side, enjoying the formations and the 1ft. band of fossil
shells and corals which extend through the whole system. It was getting late so
we decided to come back later to explore the
We came out to a fine evening and a good view of the golf ball on Dunn Fel.
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