Having walked through the gorge, the way out (unless one completely retraces their steps) is via. a hundred metre underground tunnel and cave.
See the circular shapes carved in the rock by the swirling water
I brace myself and ignore my wobbly legs and pounding heart
The entrance to Tom Taylor's cave and the way out. This cave can be used as an introduction to caving. Tom Taylor was a Highwayman who used this cave as a hiding place. We go down the wooden steps from the gorge. After the driopping stalactite, the cave closes in giving one the impression of being in the belly of a whale. It then opens up into a tall beehive chamber from which one scrambles into the daylight in the car park.
Now I have a confession to make. We went into the tunnel but decided to retrace our steps and not walk right through as parts of it were so narrow and the walls so wet that we decided we were not really dressed for it and we only had 2 small pen torches with us. This means of course that we are going back over that bridge!
The exit - I am wishing I had gone through now - an experience