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ChrisJC

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Parkes Level, Swinnergill
Posted: 19/05/2017 13:02:58
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I walked past Parkes Level the other day, and noted that although it could euphemistically be called 'damp', there is enough air-space to get in and go up the level.

Before I commit myself to such an act of folly, I wondered if any other modern explorer has been up there, and whether it actually 'goes'?

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Parkes Level, Swinnergill
Posted: 19/05/2017 19:18:15
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Chris, Chris T & I had a look in a few years ago. Doesn't do much now I think (unless we bottled it) but definitely a connoisseurs trip.

Worth it purely for the wondrous effect it has on the waterfalls....

One of us might have photos - perhaps under Beldi Hilll.

Rich

Edit: memory coming back. Maybe a couple hundred yards crawl though water and silt to a point where the level was either completely silted up or slumped I think.
IP: 82.16.130.164 Edited: 19/05/2017 19:24:37 by RJV
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Parkes Level, Swinnergill
Posted: 19/05/2017 20:25:17
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We got about 200m in perhaps, my memory of it was the mud getting deeper and deeper.

I think it would be possible to continue further than we did, but it was far from pleasant.

It turned the river a very funny colour

IP: 94.11.44.168 Edited: 19/05/2017 20:27:01 by christwigg
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Parkes Level, Swinnergill
Posted: 20/05/2017 22:06:30
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Hmm, thanks. So really a trip in there is required still to be conclusive.......

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