Some Caving Routes in the Dales
John Gardner's web site contains
a series of articles intended for the guidance of
experienced cavers who may not be familiar with the better
routes through the more complex systems in the Yorkshire
Dales. Guide books are necessarily limited in the fullness
of their descriptions, and their task is not to detail
"recommended routes". It is hoped that these articles will
help fill that gap. This is an on-going exercise, and more
routes will be added as time permits.
Northern Pennine Club
Founded in 1946,
the Northern Pennine Club is one of the "senior" caving
clubs in Great Britain. They are based at Greenclose House,
just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 6 km
This site contains a number of archived articles related to
the exploration of the caves of both Leck and Casterton
Cave Diving Group
The Cave Diving Group was formed
in 1946 by the late Graham Balcombe. Its continuous
existence to the present day makes it the oldest surviving
diving club in the world.
The CDG's function is to train
and support cavers for exploratory operations in British
Council of Northern Caving Clubs|
The Council of Northern Caving
Clubs in 1989 in conjunction with DMM the anchor
manufacturer, and Hilti the resin manufacturer originally
researched the information contained in this document.
Permanent fixed anchors continue to be researched and tested
by the Council of Northern Caving Clubs through the C.N.C.C.
Council of Northern Caving Clubs
Set up in the 1960's to gain
access to certain caving areas on private land in the North
of England, it now looks after Conservation & Access
issues in that part of the U.K.
And Casterton Permit Secretaries
Two permit Sec's control access
to the caves of Leck and Casterton Fells on behalf of the
landowners. Info on their contact details on this