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 2020

Sunday January 19th 2020 Short Drop Cave - Gavel Pot Members: Bronte Cunningham,  Chloe Goodman,  Conor Morrison,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Oliver Forbes-shaw

Livvy wrote...

A tasty little day, the five of us first set off the Gavel Pot (after much faff involving my wellington booties being a 20 minute drive away at Greenclose whilst we were on Leck Fell) where on the way Conor deciding to try out bog swimming. After graciously falling into an iced-over bog and smelling like a Swamp Monster for the rest of the day, Conor and I nipped down Gavel to rig the pitch for Jean Luc's team to... read more

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Sunday January 19th 2020 Short Drop Cave - Gavel Pot Sump Members: Christopher Edgar,  Jasmine Potts,  Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall

Jean-luc wrote...

A trip recommended by both Matt Ewels and Clive Westlake is typically guaranteed to be worthwhile. Short Drop, through to the Gavel Pot sumps is no exception to this rule. We headed off from the Leck Fell car park in good order, getting underground by around 1300. The entrance to Short Drop was easily found by following the right-hand side of the wall from the car park. I was surprised, however, to find that there was no pitch at the... read more

Saturday January 18th 2020 Ireby Fell Cavern (a water-based turnaround) Members: Bronte Cunningham,  Christopher Edgar,  Jasmine Potts,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Oliver Forbes-shaw

Livvy wrote...

So, even though our Caving Masters at the CNCC had provided us with a brand-stonking massive warning telling us very clearly when and how the hydrology has changed, we still thought we should test it out after a 24 hour period of dry weather after a bit of a wet week (which, from memory of the old water in Ireby, I would have expected it to be quite soggy, but still perfectly doable). We wandered up the fell and into... read more

Saturday January 18th 2020 Aquamole Pot Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Chloe Goodman,  Conor Morrison,  Jean-luc Heath,  Paulina Poterlowicz,  Rosie Marshall
Saturday January 18th 2020 Bull Pot (down the first pitch) Members: Bronte Cunningham,  Christopher Edgar,  Jasmine Potts,  Livvy Golby-kirk,  Oliver Forbes-shaw
Sunday January 12th 2020 Cow Pot Members: Conor Morrison,  Jake Marshall,  Jean-luc Heath,  Miles Armstrong
Saturday January 11th 2020 Cow Pot - Wretched Rabbit Members: Conor Morrison,  Jake Marshall,  Jean-luc Heath,  Miles Armstrong

Jean-luc wrote...

An excellent variation on the classic Lancaster - Wretched trip, with Cow pot adding some fantastic SRT. Despite somewhat aqueous conditions over previous days the main streamway was found to be quite low, so was followed to Oxbow Corner (with a careful eye kept for any signs of rising water). Upon climbing out at Oxbow corner, the usual route was rapidly followed to Stop Pot, where the boulder were descended, and the entrance to the streamway up to Eureka Junction... read more

Wednesday January 1st 2020 Simpson's Pot - Valley Entrance Members: Alistair Rollinson,  Annalisa Lanza,  Conor Morrison,  Paulina Poterlowicz

Conor wrote...

A few rain free days allowed for a stupendous pull through trip down Simpson's pot and into the gorgeous Kingsdale master cave. An excellent way to start the new year, and a cave I look forward to visiting again.