|Location||Kingsdale, North Yorkshire|
|Depth||112 metres (367 ft)|
|Length||884 metres (2,900 ft)|
|Elevation||376 metres (1,234 ft)|
|Cave survey||On Cavemapper|
It is popular with cavers, as it is possible to descend it by abseiling down the pitches, retrieving the rope each time, and exiting from the Valley Entrance of the Kingsdale Master Cave, located at the base of the hill.
A trip through Simpson Pot consists of a series of short pitches, a duck through The Blasted Hole, followed by the 21 metres (69 ft) deep Slit Pot at the bottom of which is the junction with Swinsto Hole. A small pitch and some low passages leads into the Kingsdale Master Cave stream way. This is followed downstream to a sump, above which a previously equipped ascent is made into the Roof Tunnel at the end of which is the Valley Entrance.
At one point the water disappears into a shaft, with the normal way on being over into a dry passage. Occasionally, cavers abseil into this and are unable to retreat, requiring rescue.
- Brook, Dave; Long, M.H.; Ryder, Phil; Griffith, Julian (1994). Northern Caves 3 - The Three Counties and the North West. Skipton, North Yorkshire: Dalesman Publish Company Ltd. ISBN 1-85568-083-1.
- Gemmel, Arthur; Myers, Jack (1952). Underground Adventures. Clapham(via Lancaster): Dalesman Publishing Company. pp. 29–38.
- "Incident 58/2012 – Sep 15 Sat 22.26 Simpson’s Pot, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue". Cave Rescue Organisation. 16 September 2012.
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