Meets & Events List

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Updated meets list. Please contact Tom or Emma if you would like to come, or can help coordinate any of the meets (in particular we are looking for someone to do an Easegill trip on 2nd June as we will probably be away). A lot of the trips are weather dependent so may change if the forecast is too wet. Any additions to the list are always welcome. 

Club Facebook page for up to date info


Sun 11th. March:Aygill Caverns. Interesting local cave with short ladder pitches. Contact Emma or Tom for details:

April 14th-15th. Bullpot Farm Working weekend -loads to do

Completion Works as result of SDF grant 

Cut down manhole cover in rear garden, Finish pointing rear wall of tackle stores, Extra flashing on tackle stores tank for rope washing, Fix gutter end of barn, Construct roof over outside wash area, Fix step and flags on wall above tackle stores, Fix flags across back garden, Flag next to IBC tanks and complete gravel on area outside rear windows, Move and fit electric socket for upstairs toilets pump, Repair socket on landing, Attic banister, Complete rear garden dry stone wall

April 21st, 22nd. Weekend visiting mines in North Wales being organised by James. Plan to visit Croesor mine on Sat – a 1 hour walk in then a mine involving abseils, traversing of lakes, zip lines, and an underground boat trip. Requires SRT kit, a cable pulley (buoyancy aid optional). Then a Sunday trip to Cwmarthin, the largest and deepest slate mine in the world with more zip lines. Space for 5 at James’ house, otherwise there is a nearby hostel. Any questions, or to let him know you are interested then contaqct James. See News Sheet for details  James’ email which is 

May 12th: Birks Fell. Fine, long, wet, streamway cave in Wharfedale with 3 shortish pitches. Ladders or SRT dependent on preference. If there is interest we could camp in Wharfedale and make a weekend of it.

Sat June 2nd. Easegill trip. Volunteers required to coordinate this as Tom and Emma will probably be away.

Sat June 30th. Meregill Hole on Ladders. Classic pothole with a number of wet pitches. If the weather is good enough and there is enough interest we plan to do this on ladders rather than SRT as usual.

Sat 14th July – Short Drop, Gavel Pot exchange. Fun, short exchange trip with a couple of short pitches and traverses. Could include a trip to the bottom of Gavel Pot which includes several extra pitches. SRT trip.

Sat July 21st. Black Shiver. Wet, techinical SRT trip with a big pitch in the middle.

Summer Camping Trip. We plan to have a summer camping trip near to Brough, Kirkby Stephen. Weather permitting visiting caves such The Angel’s Drainpipe and Devil’s Grinding and cycling. Can people please let Tom or Emma know if there is any interest in this, and if so what dates are preferable.

Sat 15th September. Penyghent Pot. Fine, varied, long, streamway cave with several pitches. SRT trip.

Sat 3rd November- Lost Johns. Classic Leck Fell SRT trip.

Late November. Trip to Whitewalls for some Welsh caving. Possibile caves include Daren, Aggy, Draenen and Craig. Exact date dependent on hut booking, please let us know any date preferences asap.

Sunday 2nd December – Rumbling Hole. Interesting surface fissure on Leck Fell. SRT trip with an entrance shaft leading to further shorter pitches.

Sat December 15th. Club Christmas trip to Juiper Gulf (tbc). SRT trip with a big final pitch

Casterton & Leck Fell Permits:

Regarding the Casterton Fell / Leck Fell Permits. These are now all located in 2 files by the booking in sheets in the Members Room. Only condition is on the Leck Fell permits – take these with you on the day and post details of party in estate office in Cowan Bridge.

Leck Fell :

Sun 4th Feb – Lost Johns

Sat 3rd March – Boxhead & Deaths Head (TBC)

Sat 14th July – Gavel & Short Drop

Sat 11th August – Notts II

Sun 15th September  – Notts Pot

Sat 3rd November – Lost Johns, Deaths Head  (TBC)

Sun 2nd December – Rumbling  Hole

Wed 26th December – Big Meanie, Deaths Head

Fri 28th December  – Lost Johns, Boxhead

Sun 30th December – Notts Pot

Mon 1st Jan 2019 – Notts II


Sat Feb 10th – Top Sink, Cow Pot

Sat Feb 17th – Lancaster Hole

Sat March 10th  – Pool Sink, Top Sink

Sun April 1st – County Pot 

Sat April 7th Sylvester Pot

Sun April 22nd – Lancaster Hole, Cow Pot

Sat 5th May – Pool Sink

Sun 20th May – County Pot, Wretched Rabbit

Sat 2nd June – Top Sink

Sun 24th June – County Pot

Sat 7th July  – Wretched Rabbit, Lancaster Hole

Sun 22nd July  – Sylvester Pot

Sat 18th Aug – Top Sink, Pool Sink

Sun 2nd Sept – Lancaster Hole

Sat 15th Sept – County Pot

Sun 30th Sept – Cow Pot, Lancaster Hole

Sat 20th Oct –  Wretched Rabbit

Sat 3rd November – Top Sink, Cow Pot  

Sun 4th November – County Pot, Wretched Rabbit

Sat 17th November – Lancaster Hole

Sun 2nd December – Pool Sink, Cow Pot

Sat 15th December – County Pot

Wed 26th December – Lancaster Hole

Thurs 27th December – Top Sink, Pool Sink

Fri 28th December – County Pot

Sat 29th December – Sylvester Pot

Sun 30th December – Cow Pot

Mon 31st December – County Pot, Wretched Rabbit

Tues 1st Jan 2018 – Lancaster Hole

Please apply to Emma Wilson for Permits