1937 - Palmer, William T - Odd Corners in Yorkshire Dales

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1937
Author Palmer, William Thomas
Title Odd Corners in the Yorkshire Dales: Rambles, Scrambles, Climbs and Sport
Mentions Robin Hood's Mill (Stackhouse), underground waterfall
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Site of Robin Hood's Mill.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-01-20. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-17.


 Yorkshire is unique in Britain for underground cascades and waterfalls. In many dales and moors the sheets of mountain limestone are fissured and cracked by past earth-movements, and the rain-water, percolating through the heather, bog, and grass, has dissolved shafts and steps into the depths. At many fissures, even on high moors and ridges, the sound of falling water can be heard, and of course there are jets and fountains in the potholes which require special equipment for their descent. If you lay your ear to the ground at a certain point in Ribblesdale you will hear "how the water comes down at Lodore" in fairyland, although not so much as a rivulet is to be seen outside Robin Hood's Mill. Hellen Pot has an underground waterfall of about 40 feet, and many others could be recorded. Hull Pot, an open fissure near Horton-in-Ribblesdale, also has a fall of 50 feet, part of which is visible. Alum Pot, on the south side of the Ribble, has a water-course entering 50 feet below the surface by way of Long Churn, a side gallery which itself has one or two small water-falls. At the lip there is a rush of water into the black main chamber.[1]

Source notes

The paragraph quoted above is the first of a section on "Underground waterfalls".



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