Pot Hole (Buttertubs Pass) by Trevor Kersley

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Buttertubs Pass

Buttertubs Pass is a spectacular high mountain road which leads across the moors from Muker and Thwaite in Swaledale to the Hamlet of Hardraw (famous for the waterfall of Hardraw Force) and Hawes in Wensledale.

The pass is so called because near its summit the road passes by a group of fluted Limestone Potholes which are known as the “Buttertubs”. The pot holes are between 20 and 80 feet deep, also some are said to be bottomless.

130 views @ 26 Nov 2010


pass, dales, hawes, yorks, thwaite, muker, buttertubs


  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago

    excellent trevor

  • thanks Steve

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 5 years ago

    Great stuff Trev..

  • thanks Jason.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1almost 5 years ago

    Awesome image Trevor.

  • Thank you Brandie for your comments also for the fave.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • brimellor1
    brimellor1almost 5 years ago

    Stunning shot!!

  • thanks for your comments and for the fave..Brian.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant capture, Trevor. You watch your step!

  • thanks Steve…it was dry when I was there on Monday but wouldn’t tempt it on a wet day.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • carlinecasey
    carlinecaseyalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful shot , love the colours..

  • thank you for your kind comments

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 5 years ago

    I really get the sense of the depth,,it draws me in great shot

  • Thank you Elfie

    – Trevor Kersley

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 5 years ago

    Wow how interesting and great capture

  • Thank you for your comments Trudi.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 5 years ago

    Excellent Trevor. Draws one in. Glad you had the strength to stand and take this shot. – Ted

  • Thanks very much for your comments Ted.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • dncraker
    dncrakeralmost 5 years ago

    What a cavernous hole!!!

    Great image

  • Thank you for your comments and time looking David.

    – Trevor Kersley

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