YUCPC Trip History

Here you can see the list of pretty much all the trips YUCPC members have been on over the years. Members can also submit reports which will hopefully help others to avoid problems or just for some inspiration! Use the filters below to view by year or cave.

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Trips & Reports 2008

Sunday September 7th 2008 Long Kin West Members: Kevin Francis,  Matt Gosling,  Richard Gover
Sunday September 7th 2008 Pillar Holes Members: Adrian Turner,  Kevin Francis,  Matt Gosling,  Natasha Durham,  Richard Gover,  Steve Gilbert
Sunday August 24th 2008 Shatter Cave Members: Chuck Holder,  Gary Douthwaite,  Laura Bennett,  Matt Ewles

14 photos by Gary...

Sunday August 24th 2008 GB Cavern Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Debbie Flowers,  Deborah Last,  Nicola Gover,  Simon Herrod

Nicola wrote...

A nice fun easy trip, pretty river in the main chamber bit and a very unusual ladder climb (monkey man rigging). The wet crawly bit was unpleasant, but it was quite pretty after that. Found two toads at the bottom of the ladder which si then carefully stowed in his tackle sack and gently carried out! (talking to them all the way :s ). Also we had tea and lovely cake in the cave! this should be done in EVERY... read more

Sunday August 24th 2008 Withyhill Cave Members: Andy Tricklebank,  Charlie Dixon,  Richard Gover
Sunday August 24th 2008 Swildon's Hole as far as Mud Sump Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Lauren Ellis,  Mark Sims
Saturday August 23rd 2008 Tyning's Barrow Swallet Members: Charlie Dixon,  Chuck Holder,  Gary Douthwaite,  Matt Ewles

Matt wrote...

A fairly easy and not too inspiring day out, but a nice cave to tick off your Mendip wish list. Entrance is locked concrete shaft in deep shakehole in farmers field, ask permission and for the key at the farm (very nice people). Entrance drops down a few easy short pitches and from there its more or less horizonal all the way, a combination of rift, trickling stream passage, a few climbs but nothing too spectacular or pretty.... read more

16 photos by Gary...

Saturday August 23rd 2008 Saint Cuthbert's Swallet Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Debbie Flowers,  Lauren Ellis,  Mark Sims
Saturday August 23rd 2008 Upper Flood Swallet/Blackmoor Flood Swallet Members: Laura Bennett,  Matthew Chubb,  Simon Herrod
Friday August 22nd 2008 Eastwater Cavern Upper round trip Members: Andy Tricklebank,  Gary Douthwaite,  Mark Sims,  Matt Ewles,  Richard Gover

Andy wrote...

This was hardwork! I agree with the description of this being a 'foreboding place'. Thank goodness we managed to find the way around the round trip otherwise it would have been a lot of effort and not much success!

Friday August 22nd 2008 Swildon's Hole as far as sump 1 Members: Adam Wilkinson,  Chuck Holder,  Debbie Flowers,  Deborah Last,  Laura Bennett,  Marianna Wilde,  Matthew Chubb,  Nicola Gover

Nicola wrote...

We split into a girly and smelly boy trip at the entrance, its not often we get girly trips!:) A lot wetter than when we were last there-makes finding the route to waterfall chamber a bit easier! lots of fun waterfall climbs where you couldnt avoid getting a face full of waterfall! Caught the boys up at the ladder and proceeded down towads the sump. Unfortunately marianna had got very cold by this point due to lack of neofleece and... read more

Thursday August 21st 2008 Swan Mine Members: Chuck Holder,  Debbie Flowers,  Gary Douthwaite,  Marianna Wilde,  Mark Sims,  Matt Ewles,  Simon Herrod

12 photos by Gary...

Sunday August 10th 2008 Bar Pot Members: Gary Douthwaite,  John Singleton,  Matt Ewles,  Natasha Durham
Tuesday July 29th 2008 Bogg Hall Cave Members: Adrian Turner,  Gary Douthwaite,  Matt Ewles

Gary wrote...

A supurb and very unusual cave. We've heard so much about this cave during our work on the Moors but never had a chance to visit it to the end. Some interesting flooded passage and cross-rifts (with very little air space!) lead to an amazing stream passage. The cave even includes a fun zero airspace duck! At the end is The Font which is a large deep pool with water welling up from below. We spent some time digging beyond... read more

Matt wrote...

Great to finally get round to doing Bogg Hall. After a lovely sunny change outside Richards house we took a short walk to the actual resurgence entrance to wet our wetsuits. The entrance is a low archway bellowing water out. Upstream the River Dove was completely dry. The low archway goes in for a couple of metres before walls are reached and the floor lowers into the sumped passage (approximately 10-15m) into Bogg Hall. Not... read more

Saturday July 12th 2008 Brown Hill Pot Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andrew Vick,  Andy Tricklebank,  Ellie Jones,  Steve Gilbert

Andy wrote...

The entrance series is tight!

Saturday July 12th 2008 Corky's Pot Members: Adrian Turner,  Gary Douthwaite,  Matt Ewles
Sunday June 29th 2008 Vesper Pot Members: Andrew Vick,  Ellie Jones,  Matt Gosling,  Steve Gilbert

Ellie wrote...

Like what Matt says, excellent trip. The entrance series is a lot tighter than I thought it would be, up there with Large Pot in terms of getting-stuckedness. Going through head first is worse, I think. First pitch was also pretty jammed, oh the benefits of being little! Just as the guide-book says, the final two pitches have loose stuff, all of which would fall pretty much in the line of the rigging, and the rubble pile at the bottom is... read more

Saturday June 28th 2008 Carlswark Cavern And..... Members: Andrew Vick,  Kevin Francis

Kevin wrote...

This wasn't just Carlswark, oh no, it was bigger. And Better. Caves done: Bosson Hole (through trip) Mine Level No.2 (three level, entered bottom) Keyhole Cave (through trip) Mine Level No.3 (short and sweet) Mine Level No.10 (under Ivy Green, big chamber, could try to climb up rift) Mine Level No.4 (really quite big, good fun) Carlswark Gin Carlswark Resurgence (very, very muddy) More to come...

Andrew wrote...

This was the first caving trip for the mini! A Mini Adventure :p

Sunday June 22nd 2008 Sell Gill Holes Rescue Practice Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Debbie Flowers,  Lauren Ellis,  Simon Herrod
Sunday June 15th 2008 Ogof Hesp Alyn Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Andrew Vick,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover

Nicola wrote...

Bit of a short sunday trip due to lack of enthusiasm! My dad's been going on about this cave for years so its good to finally have done (some of) it. Short entrance pitch by the dry riverbed (ladder would have been better) then some crawling through muddy pools til it widens up a bit into a largeish bouldery passage, a fixed rope climb down a muddy bit (photographic evidence that the ropes have been there for at least 30... read more

Saturday June 14th 2008 Ogof Llyn Parc Members: Andrew Vick,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Gary Douthwaite,  Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Lauren Ellis,  Laz Abbott,  Matt Ewles,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover

Nicola wrote...

A fantastic trip! Thank you very much to our guides and winchers :) and to lauren for organising it! Very efficient start as we had to be there at 9.30 (almost too efficient due to andy g putting the kettle on at half 6!), and a lovely sunny day. They had put the winch up when we arrived, so after some peering down the hole we nominated gary's car to go first and test it :) they went off to change... read more

Laz wrote...

I think Nikki has summed up most of it but I'll write some more because I'm bored! :) We arrived at the entrance which is right nice and close to the side of the road to find that the entrance scaffold had already been erected. All we knew was that the entrance was somewhere up the top of a hill and that there would be cars parked nearby. Without the cars, it would have been a right pain to find because... read more

14 photos by Gary...

Sunday June 8th 2008 Jingling Pot Rescue Practice Members: Adrian Turner,  Andrew Vick,  Andrew Gilmartin,  Charlie Dixon,  Debbie Flowers,  Lauren Ellis,  Mark Sims,  Matt Gosling
Sunday June 8th 2008 Link Pot to Echo Aven (with ducktales) Members: Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Nicola Gover,  Richard Gover
Sunday June 8th 2008 Alum Pot - Diccan Pot Members: Adam Wilkinson
Sunday June 8th 2008 Rowten Pot Members: Andy Tricklebank,  Ellie Jones,  Steve Gilbert
Sunday June 1st 2008 Lancaster Hole - Wretched Rabbit Members: Debbie Flowers,  Nicola Gover,  Simon Herrod

Nicola wrote...

Really efficient, quick trip. Prettier than i remember. Lots of stomping along in huge passages until stop pot, where we had tea and cheese strings and very broken crisps :) then wiggly wretched rabbit and out. Much fun. I like tea in caves.

Sunday June 1st 2008 Bull Pot of the Witches Members: David Mackie,  Josh Vale,  Matthew Chubb,  Matthijs Bouwman
Sunday June 1st 2008 Pippikin Pot - Mistral Hole Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Mark Sims
Saturday May 31st 2008 Aygill Caverns Members: Imogen Shepherd,  Kevin Francis,  Nicola Gover

Nicola wrote...

Scummyness levels high due to the human poo by the first pitch :s apart from that its not scummy at all! Really fun little trip-ideal as a sunday trip. A bit of wandering round at the beginning before we found the way on (forgot the description), then a couple of little pitches with some crawling and passage between, then you get to the streamway which is made up of really pretty cascades. Had a little wander upstream too, and a nice... read more

Imogen wrote...

We wandered up to the cave before getting changed into our caving gear and it was really easy to find. We found a few other caves that were in Northern Caves 3 on the way too and took photos of them for our ongoing Easegill Entrances Photo Collection. The poo in the cave was a bit gross (some humans really disgust me!), but aside from that the cave was fun and easy (well it would have been if I hadn't... read more

Saturday May 31st 2008 County Pot as far as Stop Pot Members: Andrew Gilmartin,  Debbie Flowers,  Mark Sims