|SHORT DROP CAVE - GAVEL POT|
|An interesting system suitable for novice cavers and also newcomers to Single Rope Techniques (S.R.T.).|
Drop Cave is a short walk from the Leck Fell Car Park where the
entrance is a short drop (hence the name!) into an easy passage.
Drop Cave eventually reaches daylight again at Gavel Pot, a large open
shaft with a choice of routes down and ideal for S.R.T. practice. The
system is also ideal for an exchange through trip.
A sump at the
bottom of Gavel Pot has been dived through to the master cave in Lost
John's which in turn has been connected to numerous other caves on Leck
and Casterton Fells making it part of the Three Counties System, 54
miles (87km) in length.
Care must be taken at the top of Gavel Pot due to the nature of the footpaths.
Above: Top of Entrance Shaft, Gavel Pot
Left: Abseiling Gavel Pot