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Persil Rift

Westcliff, Portland.

NGR:SY 67964 71702
WGS84:50.54420, -2.45348
Length:150 m
Depth:16 m
Altitude:0 m
Tags:Cave
Registry:mcr-d

A short but rather sporting rift containing two pitches of 8 m and 5 m, many excellent formations and a sizable (for Portland) rift chamber. The cave was extended by 35 m in June 2020 and then a further 60 m in July 2021. Persil Rift was then connected to the Grand Canyon in Ariel Cave in August 2021 providing an all weather entrance to Portland's longest cave and new through trips.

Alternate Names: None recorded.

Notes: Mass-movement (Gull) cave

Surveys:
Persil Rift, Weymouth & Portland Venture Scout Unit , 1983
Persil Rift, Tim Rose, Mike Kousiounis, 2020

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This entry was last updated: 2021-09-03 22:24:22

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