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!

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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North Wales Slate Mines 2022

December already, how time flies! It wouldn’t be the start of Christmas without our annual adventure down to North Wales, staying,...

5 December 2022 / Matt Ewles

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What's coming up?

Dec 9th

YCC-NYMCC Christmas Meal

Date now confirmed. The Crown, Hutton-le-Hole. Saturday will include a trip to some kind of cave or cave-related site in the North York Moors (don't get your hopes up... this is just for a bit of exercise and fresh air to work up a thirst) followed by an evening at The Crown in Hutton-le-Hole.

March 29th - April 1st 2024

Mountaineering in the Cairngorms

A long weekend staying at the Cairngorm Club hut - Muir Cottage in the Cairngorms.

York Caving Club Journals