New Entrance at Low Eglin’s Hole, Nidderdale

1 August 2014

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After years of being blocked, Black Sheep Diggers, with support from the CNCC and Natural England have, in August 2014, re-opened Low Eglin’s Hole. The project involved installation of a new entrance hatch and surrounding fencing, and establishment of an agreement with the landowner for visiting cavers. The procedure for arranging access is:

  • Call Mr Challis at Hazel Close Farm (01423 755602) to request permission and arrange a time to collect the key
  • Call at the farm to collect the key
  • Park at the grass layby at SE 097736 (first bend after the How Stean Gorge turnoff)
  • Walk up the road and climb over the first Conservation Projects metal gate on the left. Bear right across the field towards two fenced-off areas. The closest has a stile and is Low Eglin’s Hole. 
  • Return the key to the farm. 

A report on the work can be found in Descent 240, some photos are on the Northern Boggarts website (northernboggarts.org.uk), and a video is also available on YouTube.

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