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Sometimes quiet, sometimes small numbers of people. Cold, deep, clear water. Idyllic spot when alone.
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  • Added: 25/10/2011

    a truly wonderful and magical place accessed via a little tunnel which opens out into a real treat for the eyes

  • Added: 09/08/2012

    Clear blue pool approached via a short low tunnal. The pool is very deep and surrounded on all 4 sides by steep cliffs. This keeps the sun out for most of the day. The water being very deep is cold but refreshing.

  • Added: 20/08/2014

    It's pretty easy to find. Look out for the phone box on the main road and park around there. Cross over and follow the lane up the hill alongside the stream for about 400m. There is an obvious large gate on the right onto a well-trodden footpath that winds up the hill. It's very steep and a bit loose in places so might be tricky when wet (but I managed it 3 mths after a hip replacement). Near the top there is an archway on the R with a path/stream through it, which apparently leads straight, but steeply, to the top; the main path continues to wind round, and where it forks at the top, take the R fork over level ground to the tunnel entrance. Other paths that lead upwards from that plateau look down into the quarry, but don't give access. The tunnel is wet - we put on our water shoes at that point - but it isn't as low as it looks from the outside! It's v short - about 50m? Once in, it's like a tiny lost world (unless someone is in there playing music ) - the pool is small but very deep. There's easy entry to/exit from the water. We were there in late afternoon so there wasn't much sun, and we were glad of a thermos and extra layers afterwards. It's very clear and it really IS blue!

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    Cold and deep!

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