Welcome to York Caving Club

We are a friendly caving club based in the City of York, close to the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

Established in 2008, we have grown from our first founder members to an average membership of 25-30 people, based mostly in Yorkshire, although we now have members all over the UK. We are active in all aspects of caving and also mine exploration, including regular weekends away to explore the caves of Wales, the Yorkshire Dales, and longer trips such as Ireland. Working in partnership with the North York Moors Caving Club, we have discovered approximately 4 km of new cave passage in the North York Moors, and work continues on a weekly basis.

Please take a moment to look around our website. You will find photos and blogs on all our past events, details of our exploration projects, and a list of all our upcoming events.

If you would like to get involved or for further information please contact us.

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YCC Blog

Members trip reports, news and project updates go here. Click here to read our blog archive right back to 2007!

Brown Hill Pot

This year is my 20th year as a caver in the north of England, my earliest trip choices being inspired...

22 April 2024 / Matt Ewles

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Sunny Bank Holiday in Wales

We were delighted to have managed to get a rare bank holiday booking of one of our favourite caving huts,...

5 June 2023 / Matt Ewles

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Avoiding the January Blues in Rift Pot

It has been a rather damp start to 2023 in the Dales so trip options were limited if you didn't want...

16 January 2023 / Tash Durham

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What's coming up?

September 13th - 15th

Yorkshire Dales caving weekend

Staying at the NPC hut 'Greenclose'.

October 5th - 12th

Majorca - caving, climbing, canyoning, hiking etc

Trip to Majorca staying near the west coast close to the mountains and coastline for a week taking in the various activities available on the island.

November 15th - 17th

Yorkshire Dales caving weekend

Staying at the NPC hut 'Greenclose'.

December 6th - 8th

North Wales mines

Our ever-popular annual December weekend at the Clogwyn Mountaineering Club hut near Croesor, for a weekend of mine exploration and walking.

York Caving Club Journals