Dave (Moose) Nixon, Luke Cafferty, and Tim Horne have managed to dig through the Watershed Aven Choke to a small antechamber, a further short passage to a large vein cavity. A short passage at floor level leads to a 10m wet pitch where the stream sinks in boulders at its base. This could be related to Surprise View Sump, John Beck Chamber and the SEP Sump development. Further work and dye tracing is required on this potential connection. Also at the base of the 10m pitch is a large mud filled passage heading off SW, this is thought to be the other end of a large passage in the Fawlty Tower dig 55m to the west.

Watershed Aven Watershed Aven Extension

The large vein cavity is a 8 m diameter shaft, continues out of sight (+30m) with stream issuing from southeast, other possible leads visible at height. Fantastic acoustic echo and draught coming down shaft.

There is a potential hazard in one of the boulder chokes so cavers need to stay away until this has been dealt with and exploration is completed.

News Flash

EA Peakshole Water level Logger at Goosehill Bridge, Castleton

The Environment Agency have installed EA water depth logger at Goosehill Bridge, Castelton. This is now live at: https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/station/9595 . The water depth is updated every 15 minutes and the datum is the crest of the weir that was installed in 1984/5 by TSG and a group from Manchester Poly. The metre ruler on the left bank of the river when looking downstream from the bridge has the same datum so the levels on the web should be the same as the levels on the ruler.. The outputs contributing to the total flow are Peak Cavern, Slop Moll, Peakshole Sough and Russet Well.

For those interested in Bagshawe there is also a site on Bradwell Brook:  https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/station/9475