2185: Double Horse Trough Rising
Cobadal 30T 447955 4798316 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 160m
Length 130m
Area position

Updated 24th April, 10th May 2013

"A small amount of water flows out past the door in the cave entrance. Walking sized passage quickly leads to crawling. Some digging out of cobbles leads, after 10m of crawling, to wallowing in mud banks and a right hand bend. The passage continues."

   The cave was pushed at Easter 2013. The first 15m or so are flat out in water with an excavated section through to a cross rift where it is possible to stand up. More digging, following the stream, allowed the explorers to break out into a calcited, sharply-noduled passage. This continues for about 50m to a large aven passing two calcite squeezes. At the aven, the stream does a U-turn and continues past another aven and a further squeeze. The draught here is howling out. Eventually a point is reached which needs some work with a lump hammer to progress. A small person may be able to progress but neoprene is recommended. The draught is really good but it seems unlikely that the cave will break into anything significant.
   It may be that one of the upstream end feeders comes from the water that sinks outside the entrance to the Woodcutters' Cave resurgence.

Reference: anon., 2005b (Easter & summer logbook); anon., 2013b (Easter logbook)
Entrance pictures: yes
Underground pictures: yes
Video: exploration (YouTube)
Detailed Survey : pdf Easter 2013
Line survey:
On area survey:
Survex file: yes (Amended magnetic declination December 2013 to align with Eur79 grid and coordinates altered to fit ETRS89 datum, April 2014.)

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