Updated 12th December 1999; 21st January 2001; 14th January, 25th February
2007; 29th January 2010; 1st February, 3rd October, 5th November 2011; 23rd April 2012; 16th May 2015; 10th February 2016; 5th February 2017; 21st September 2018; 9th January 2020
A portion of major passage now half filled with sediment and calcite. The cave is about 18m wide at its widest point and chokes with calcited debris and sediment. Digging possibilities were investigated at the start of 2007 but the site is seen as a long-term effort. The main passage length is about 60m. Down on the right at the entrance, past high tension cable insulators, a small discrete passage heads south for about 15m but becomes narrow with calcite. This was excavated early in 2007, following a draught, and linked with site 1403 near the pool at the base of the entrance slope. The link was surveyed in 2018.
Also in 2007, various bones and pottery were documented. An annotated survey positioning these items can be seen here. Pieces of black pottery found in an eroded stal basin about half way along the north side of the main passage have similar marking to a series of pots from Cueva AER in Soba.
In 2018, a small passage was entered to the northwest of the entrance, photographed and surveyed to form part of a re-drawn survey.
Bats were seen roosting in December 2009.
Reference Smith P et al, 2015 has a summary of the archaeological work carried out within 2004 - 2016.
References: Fernández Gutiérrez et al, 1966;
Corrin J S and Smith P, 1981; material in file; anon., 1999b (Whit logbook);
anon., 1999c (logbook); anon., 2006f (Christmas logbook); anon., 2007a (February
logbook); Corrin Juan, 2007a; anon., 2011e (autumn logbook); anon., 2012b (Easter logbook); anon., 2012d (summer logbook); Corrin Juan, 2013; Smith P et al, 2015; anon., 2016a (January / February logbook); anon., 2017a (January / February logbook); anon., 2018c (summer logbook); anon., 2019f (Christmas logbook)
Entrance pictures : yes
Underground picture(s): entrance : formations- 1 2 3 4 5 6 : January 2007 : December 2009, including bats : July 2011 : October 2011
January 2016 : January 2017 : August 2018
Video: Easter 2010: wmv (2Mb) : mpg (6Mb) : summer 2011 : Easter 2015 (YouTube)
Archaeological items: February 2007
Detailed Survey : 1:1000 (old)
1:500 (1999, with site 1403)
1:500 2007, showing link with site 1403 (pdf)
2007, with archeological annotations : 2018 - connection to 1403 & Dave's Series extension
Line Survey :
On area survey :
Survex file : yes (updated 2018) : Campo-1403 (Amended magnetic declination December 2013 to align with Eur79 grid and coordinates altered to fit ETRS89 datum, April 2014.)