Updated 17th May 2015; 20th October 2016
This shaft lies about 50m above the road at some water troughs. A large shaft top which appears to be about 30m deep with possibilities at the base. Water sinks in a small cave to the north. The hole takes a substantial stream in wet weather.
The shaft was descended in July 2006 and found to be 8m(!) deep and covered with dead ponies in plastic bags. The base is easy to dig.
In April 2015, the 8m shaft was descended to a rubbish-covered floor, with a further 3m climb down under a wall into an offset small chamber. A 1m step up leads to 5m of inlet passage blocked by fallen slabs. At the base of the rubbish pile, a wet slot leads to a 2m deep, clean washed rift with a small inlet stream which closes down. A more accurate GPS reading was also taken (above).
Reference: anon., 2004a (February logbook); anon., 2006d (summer
logbook); anon., 2015b (Easter logbook); anon., 2016c (summer logbook)
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