After several years of effort the 2 tons of waste blocking the top of the entrance shaft has been cleared by Sam Lieberman and Ray Duffy. The CNCC conservation volunteers dragged the waste down to the road for recycling and disposal. Thanks to Daleswaer of Ingleton for 'design and build' of a drag sheet made from tackle sac material with webbing straps which made the job much easier. Epic effort all round. The cave at the bottom of the beautiful 50ft shaft is now being re surveyed by Ray and Sam. Access details on the CNCC website
SSSI Cave Monitoring
A new round of sssi cave monitoring is now underway. This should be completed by April 2016. So get your reports comming in once again.
Surface Conservation Works
See Speleology Magazine issue 19 for the story of recent cave conservation by CNCC volunteers in partnership with Natural England
Contact me if you have a project you would like to take on this year.
Andrew Hinde CNCC conservation officer.