Welcome to the Craven Pothole Club
The CPC is based in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales – one of the finest caving areas in the UK. We take part in a wide set of activities, including Caving and Potholing, Climbing, Walking and similar pursuits. In fact we cater for almost all outdoor activities. We hold organised outdoor meets twice a month as well as informal trips organised by individuals. Novice members are always welcome, with about one third of our formal meets specifically catering for them.
We have a well appointed base in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, offering members and guests affordable accommodation with full cooking and drying facilities, in the heart of the Dales and close to a rail station. University and other caving / climbing clubs wishing to use our accommodation should contact the Cottage Warden for availability.
We also run the extremely popular Gaping Gill open meet in August, welcoming both cavers and non-cavers to the underground world of Ingleborough.
If you are interested in joining in any of these activities please contact our Membership Secretary.
If you wish to know more about the Gaping Gill meet go here.
Our WebCams showing river conditions on the Ribble and Brants Gill in Horton are live. Look in the Dales Weather section on the right.
A link to our YouTube Channel can be found on our Links Page
The intended road closure of Grays Bridge over Brants Gill has been postponed until October 2022. We will update the web-site nearer to the new date.
John Webb & Glenn Costin