Updated 10th November 2009; 7th October 2013; 24th May, 18th, 22nd November 2017
A path in the wood meets a more open area where the cliff face with a number of draughting holes is seen (see site 3915). The obvious entrance is at the top of a short scramble part way up the face. A narrow slot leads down to the first chamber where a 10m shaft drops in from the top of the scar. Down to the right, a walk over rubble enters a short crawl to a choked area. Back on the north wall, a short climb down over rocks enters a nicely developed passage with high level alcoves. Near the end (where the main passage rises to a choke past a draughting hole) a 2m climb up to the north enters routes that close up.
The whole area may repay further investigation and excavation.
The site was revisited at Easter 2017 and, in October 2017, a low crawl pushed off the base of the entrance slope (to the west and north) revealed 15m of passage (not yet included in the length above) which draughted immediately to site 3915 when smoke was released.
Reference: anon., 2009b (Whit logbook); anon., 2009c (summer logbook); anon., 2017b (Easter logbook); anon., 2017d (autumn logbook)
Entrance pictures: yes
Underground pictures : yes
Detailed Survey : pdf file : 2017 extended survey also includes site 3915
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.)