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OFC AT THE GROTTO CLAPHAM | by summonedbyfells
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OFC AT THE GROTTO CLAPHAM

From the picture I think we were a round dozen in total and I'm pleased to say we all got back safe and sound. From the Grotto we walked up and along Clapham Dale to the accompanying regular thump, thump of a hydram pump in a concrete bunker beside the beck, (it sounds like someone inside is banging to get out)! the pump raises water from the stream 150 feet to up to nearby Clapdale Farm. Skinflints like me usually approach the beck from Clapdale Farm thus avoiding the tourist charge. Next comes the entrance to Ingleborough Cave, opened up and first explored under the guidance of the Farrier family in 1835.

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Taken on August 23, 2010