Waterwheel Swallet gate vandalised

Survey used with kind permission of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society

Following recent vandalism to the gate on Waterwheel Swallet, Mendip, the CSCC Conservation and Access Officer, Graham Price has issued the following information.

“Waterwheel has recently been broken into and the gate vandalised. The gate has been removed for repair/replacement and the entrance has been secured with a non-removable grill. Everyone will appreciate that it is not possible to leave the entrance unsecured due to the cave’s high profile location on a popular nature reserve. Repairs to the gate will be carried out as soon as possible. Until the gate is replaced the cave is not available for trips.”

If anyone has any information on the persons responsible or would like further information, please contact Graham Price.

Correspondent: Graham Price, Conservation and Access Officer, Council of Southern Caving Clubs