Re: Helm Gate Cave Oxenholme SD 5275 8908

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Hi Richard,Jim Newton here,I just thought you would like to see this article in Westmorland Gazette dated 21.10.1983. The stream sinks in a grill by the wall whichseparates the Helm from the A65.I traced the rising to the river below past Natland and had a dig there .This is a good spot,I got in about 15feet in sand & big rocks. As this was before capping I gave up .The rising is 3 walls from Natland bridge ,towards Kendal. In a straight line it must be half a mile, but no cave runs dead straight, does it?.Hope you have better luck than me. Cheers Jim Newton