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.

YCC Blog

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

Shiny new YCC website

Some of us have had more time on our hands this year. We’re pleased to say that our Webmaster, Gary,...

24 November 2020 / Matt Ewles

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Curtain Pot

This pothole on Fountains Fell only really came to the attention of the caving community under the most tragic of...

23 July 2020 / Matt Ewles

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Croesor Rhosydd

Croesor Rhosydd through trip – A slate mine underground adventure. I have done this trip several times now and now feel...

13 December 2018 / Matt Ewles

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What's coming up?

May 28th - 31st 2021

Clogwyn Mountaineering Hut

Replacement annual stay at the Clogwyn in replacement to the cancellend December trip. At present this is provisional and subject to Covid measures closer to the time.

December 3rd - 5th 2021

Clogwyn Mountaineering Hut

Annual gathering at the Clogwyn for slate mine exploration and possibly some walking. This is currently provisional with Covid19 restrictions allowing (time of writing).

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