Cave Descriptions


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Return trip to bottom

3 1 2 2 hours

Jingling Pot is a short, clean and entertaining surface shaft. It has beautifully fluted walls, two interesting SRT routes to descend, and some lovely views up from the bottom (take a camera). You can descend via a simple direct hang straight down shaft (an excellent place for cavers to refresh their SRT skills), or via a slightly more complicated side route (known as the Lateral Cleft). An interesting and very quick round-trip awaits.

For those wishing to avoid any SRT, the small stream of Jingling Cave (just north of Jingling Pot) can be followed to join with Rowten Cave (upstream of Rowten Pot) a few hundred metres away. These are short and interesting caves which can be explored easily.


Park on the Kingsdale Road in the layby about 500m north of the track to Braida Garth Farm (just beyond a gate on the left leading into some sheep pens).


Grid reference SD 6991 7837

Go through the gate by the sheep pens and up the steep hill (keeping to the left wall). At the top of the hill you will meet the Turbary Road footpath. Follow the path right for about 400m (just over half way to the next wall), and Jingling Pot is an obvious open pothole on the left, approximately 100m from the path.


Both routes commence by descending the ‘Little Gully’. This starts on the opposite side of the pothole to the trees, and leads down a gully towards the main pothole. One route then descends a rope directly to the bottom of the shaft. The Lateral Cleft route takes a traverse across the shaft to a broken descent via several short pitches/rebelays/traverses. This is an excellent, quick trip to start or end the day, with some fine views up from the bottom.

Additional reading:

Selected Caves (page 66)

Northern Caving (page 82)

Location Map: