0012: Concebo, Cueva del (Concejo, Cueva del)
Ozana 30T 454548 4795112 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: A) Altitude 425m
Area position : A Google search for this site (Concebo, Cueva del+Matienzo)
Updated 13 February 1998; 19th February 1999; 3rd February, 26th October 2001; 3rd, 7th June 2002; 5th November 2003; 13th May 2006; 19th December 2008; 14th May 2014; 11th May 2019
The large 15m x 8m entrance soon diminishes to a 3m x 2m passage and then closes down in crawls. Some extension work was carried out during 1997 and remains to be completed. A suggestion was made during the Easter 2006 trip that digging below the false floor may produce results.
Black markings in the cave, including dots in a semi-circle, are described and discussed in Smith Peter, 1998b (survey), Muñoz Emilio et al, 1995 and Ruiz Cobo Jesús and Smith Peter et al, 2001. The developing Acanto web site (by the Federación de Asociaciones para la defensa del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural de Cantabria) has a section on Arte Rupestre esquemático-abstracto.
Spider and bug collecting was carried out during the Easter 2014 expedition along with temperature and humidity readings.
A drone flight towards the entrance at Easter 2019 appeared to show no other nearby entrances.
References: Fernández Gutiérrez et al, 1966 (photo);
Kendal Caving Club and Manchester University Speleological Society, 1975
(survey); Corrin J S and Smith
P, 1981; anon., 1986 (logbook); anon., 1989 (logbook); anon., 1992b (logbook);
Muñoz Emilio et al, 1995; anon., 1997b (logbook); Smith Peter, 1998b
(survey); Smith Peter and Ruiz Cobo Jesús, 1999; Ruiz Cobo Jesús and Smith Peter et al, 2001; anon., 2006b
(Easter logbook); Corrin Juan, 2007; Ruiz Cobo Jesús et al, 2008
(survey); anon., 2014b (Easter logbook); anon., 2019b (Easter logbook)
Entrance pictures : yes
Video : drone flight to entrance (YouTube, Easter 2019)
Underground pictures: yes
Detailed Survey : from 1975: low res high res
Line Survey :
On area survey :
Survex file :