0434: cave
N Vega 30T 449448 4796309 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 355m
Length 143m Depth 35m
Area position

Updated 5th March 2000; 12th May 2011; 25th April 2012; 20th May 2017; 10th January 2020

An abandoned sink in a shakehole. The passage descends steeply to a squeeze. A climb up in the roof leads to a large chamber. A ramp slopes up to the right. On the left is a crawl to a 5m pitch which drops into tight meanders which become too narrow both up and down stream.

At Easter 2012, it was necessary to dig through to the main chamber as the route had silted up. The pitch was dropped and the way forced beyond a dogleg constriction to where it closed in. Enlargement at this point may be worthwhile as "beyond looks bigger". A cool draught was noted on a warm day.

At Easter 2017, the end was capped but requires a couple of snappers to continue. The cave was completely resurveyed, almost doubling the length.

The cave was visited twice over Christmas 2019, in error as, without a working map the cave was thought to be "new".

References: anon., 1983b (logbook); material in file; anon., 2011b (Easter logbook); anon., 2012b (Easter logbook); anon., 2017b (Easter logbook); anon., 2019f (Christmas logbook)
Entrance picture : yes  yes
Underground picture(s):
Detailed Survey : 1987 : 2017
Line Survey :
On area survey :
Survex file : yes