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PostSubject: Denbigh Castle Cave   Sat 14 Feb 2009, 12:36 pm

Location
SJ 052 656

Directions
Park in the car park at the rear of the castle. In the far corner of the car park (furthermost away from the castle on the left) is a public footpath; follow this down into the woods. It crosses a road and continues. The path bends sharply and here you should carry straight on in the undergrowth towards a limestone wall.

There is an entrance at the side as well as an entrance above.

It is very close to “Goblin Tower” (and, yes, it is actually called that)

Access
Not gated, no known permissions required

Suggested Equipment
None

Length
50 feet maximum

Flood risk
None

Cave Attributes
Now dry, it appears to have been phreatic in nature. Few decorations.

Description
Side entrance appears to resemble a fracture of the rock face as though the front was coming away but clearly water has passed through. After a short distance a chamber is reached. In the bottom of the chamber are two short crawls which taper out quickly.

Above is another entrance (reachable from outside) which looks like a pair of eyes. Crawling in these “eyes” and over the top of the chamber, another passage can be crawled into but, again, it tapers out quickly.

The cave is inhabited by a large number of spiders.

Although the cave is of little interest, the chamber and passages are phreatic and logic suggests they are part of something much bigger (yet to be found?). Additionally, this cave lies on the same lateral line as Coppy Farm Caves, Plas Heaton Cave and Cefn Caves and dye tested water is known to flow from the Coppy Farm area to Cefn suggesting an existing “in use” system below.

Unexplored Passages
None Known but there may be other parts to the cave now concealed by the wild growth around the area.

Digs
None known.

Links
None known

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PostSubject: Re: Denbigh Castle Cave   Sat 14 Feb 2009, 12:42 pm



The side entrance




The side entrance exhibits signs of being phreatic




Inside the chamber looking upwards towards the "eyes" being the upper entrance




Outside the upper entrance looking into the "eyes"

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PostSubject: Re: Denbigh Castle Cave   Sat 14 Feb 2009, 12:48 pm



The upper crawl passage which tapers out




A passage in the lower chamber, impassable but diggable ?




A cave resident




Goblin Tower (yes, that is really it's name) part of the outer walls of Denbigh Castle

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