News Items Archive

  • Presentation Day at the Farm

    Great day publicity day yesterday. Presented with our cheque from Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority by the Park Chair, Carl Lis OBE. Presentation cheque to B4RN Casterton as well. The weather was lovely so all presentations were done outside. Also present were representatives from B4RN, [...]

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  • B4RN for Casterton has reached Bullpot

    B4RN for Casterton has reached Bullpot, Gale Garth and Smithy House but not without much preliminary work. Having obtained the permission of Natural England and the Yorkshire Dales National Park to construct this spur, B4RN Ltd appointed Tony Swidenbank, as the contractor to build it [...]

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  • Red Rose Cave & Pothole Club: South Lakeland Community Grant

    The club’s recent application to Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale (South Lakeland) Community Grants Fund was successful and a grant of £400 has been awarded in respect of funding improvements to the access track to the club’s centre at Bullpot Farm and improvements to parking either [...]

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  • Pierre Saint-Martin Summer Caving Trip

    We now have been given permission from ARSIP for our proposed summer trip to the Pierre Saint-Martin system in August. “Red Rose Cave and Pothole Club : Traversées SC3 – Verna + toutes les autres classiques.” The dates are:- 5 – 20 Aug 2017 and will [...]

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  • 2018 Calendar Project

    (Photos must be in landscape format and minimum 300dpi.)To help fund printing costs, we are offering some advertising /sponsorship space on both Dales and Cave sides of the calendar. Each page will have 3 small ad boxes at £5 each. Members are invited to take [...]

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  • Eli Simpson Archive

    The Eli Simpson Archive is an extensive collection of material covering caves and caving in Yorkshire and Derbyshire. It was compiled by Eli Simpson (1884– 1962), the founder of the British Speleological Association (now the (BCRA), First few books contain photos and surveys from the [...]

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  • EASE GILL CAVERNS WIKI

    A link is highlighted below to Gavin Lowe’s Ease Gill Caverns Wiki. He has been working on this for some time, mostly on solo trips!Members can find this useful addition at:- http://easegill.shoutwiki.com/wiki/M ain_Page

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  • News Sheet & Newsletter

    At the clubs recent Annual General Meeting a discussion was held on the future format, publication frequency and content of our club publications. It had become necessary to review what and when we publish in view of the infrequency of our Newsletter which was seriously [...]

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  • Photo Competition 2017 Results

    The competition was on Sat 4th February 2017 at Bullpot Farm. Results below. Quite a good selection of photos entered. Thanks to Boz for judging. It was a shame that there were only three entries for the Abroad Underground category, so Bill Nix won so [...]

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  • Boxing Day Walk

    The walk was around the Stickle Pikes, down to near Broughton Mills and then back up north past Raven’s Crag in the Duddon valley on a very windy but sunny day. Several highlights were the visit to slate mines near Kiln Bank and when Pete [...]

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