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Hull Pot in the Yorkshire Dales is one of the ‘must see’ sights in the area. It is located on the slopes of Pen y Ghent, one of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks. It is only a short distance off the main path taken by the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. If you are on the challenge and believe you have the time to spare, then it is worth a visit.
Hull Pot is a collapsed cavern – the roof was at ground level and the floor of the cavern 18m (60ft) or so underground. Now it forms a deep gash in the otherwise rolling hillside. It’s clear visible from the summit slopes of Pen y Ghent if you know where to look.
For most of the year, the little stream (Hull Pot Beck) disappears underground before it reaches the Pot. This is typical of limestone country. The stream re-emerges as a small waterfall visible in one corner of the Pot before it drops deeper underground. However, in very wet weather there is too much water to fit down this route. The floor of the beck fills up and a huge waterfall is formed, dropping spectacularly down into the main Pot.