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 is 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.
In light of continuing developments we have decided to close the cottages. The Meets List is suspended.
This years Gaping Gill meet (14th to 21st August) has not yet been cancelled. A decision will be made closer to the time in the light of current circumstances.