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Mossdale Caverns

Mossdale Caverns Shezi and John Thursday 23rd May 2019 We had planned to visit Mossdale the previous week but the incompetence of DHL scuppered our plans. Fortunately we were both free the next week and the weather was behaving itself. I picked Shezi up and we drove to Grassington, where we ate at the Cobblestones […]

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Dowbergill Passage

Dowbergill Passage Saturday, 9 April 2016 Ralf fancied a trip in Dowbergill, having done it in the past. He recruited several CPC members and Vicky, who in turn recruited me (via Kevin Francis and Maz). My alarm went off at 0545 after minimal sleep. I was not too happy about this but managed to eat […]

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Birks Fell Cave

Birks Fell Cave Saturday, 30 May 2015 For once, the forecast was good for the day we had the permit for. There was a reasonable level of interest for this trip so we split into two groups. Our derigging group met at the Chapel at 9:30 and proceeded to Wharfedale. The dale was glorious in […]

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Laddermeet

Laddermeet Sunday, 28 September 2014 I had an early start to my birthday with my alarm going off at 7. The train journey was longer than usual as we were diverted via Cas Vegas, so we made it to the Chapel a bit after half past 9, where we met Chris and Matt. Matt went […]

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Lower Long Churn Cave ‘“ Alum Pot

Lower Long Churn Cave ‘ Alum Pot Saturday, 20 September 2014 Maz had chosen this trip for her birthday. Luckily there was no rain forecast. We arrived at an empty Alum Pot Lane early in the morning and made our way past Alum Pot. Kev and Vicky went to Upper Long Churn Cave while we […]

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Gingling Hole

Gingling Hole Saturday, 6 September 2014 As the date of the permit drew nearer, the forecast was good so we decided to get a trip going. Shezi unfortunately injured herself while cycling. Her place was taken by the youngest Brook who was happy to be on the rigging team. We met at 7 at the […]

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Manchester Hole ‘“ Church Pot

Manchester Hole ‘ Church Pot Saturday, 21 June 2014 A bit after 10, Chris, Shezi, Sophia and I set off from Leeds towards Nidderdale. The traffic was a lot worse than usual as a result of the cricket. We stopped off at a shop for food for later. We checked the reservoir at Scar House. […]

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Trapdoor Pot

Trapdoor Pot Saturday, 7 June 2014 A trip to Penyghent was planned for this day, but the forecast was appalling so we had to abandon the plan for the second time this year. Trapdoor was suggested which seemed like a reasonable idea. We woke up on the morning of the trip in the YSS hut. […]

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Washfold Pot

Washfold Pot Saturday, 17 May 2014 An excellent forecast allowed us to visit this pothole. We set off from York at about 8.30 and had breakfast at the Penyghent Caf. It was a very hot and sunny day so we sat outside. Horton was full of tourists and Maz overheard one trip leader lecturing their […]

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Birks Fell Cave

Birks Fell Cave Saturday, 19 April 2014 The date of the permit drew close and it became apparent that the weather would be good. Previous permits for this cave had been rained off so this development was most welcome. The next challenge was to assemble a team. Shezi had already been talked into the trip. […]