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!

Live streamed talk: Caving in the North York Moors

With lockdown boredom well and truly setting in, we have decided to entertain ourselves by putting on a live-streamed caving...

27 January 2021 / Gary Douthwaite

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Bridge Cave. Ystradfellte. 1st Jan 2021

So, the day started off okay, I had planned ahead and charged the lights, Tegs had located our caving kit...

1 January 2021 / Jerry Gibbs

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Christmas Caving - Marble Steps Pot

Christmas 2020 is certainly a difficult one and my usual plan of visiting parents was off. Still, there was little point...

30 December 2020 / Matt Ewles

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What's coming up?

March 18th - 27th

South Wales

A week of south wales caving based at SWCC with YUCPC and friends

May 15th

Dales Daytrip

June 17th - 20th

NAMHO 2022

The 2022 NAMHO (National Association of Mining History Organisations) conference. This is the Hidden Earth of the mine explorer world. Although this isn't an event we typically put on our meets list, this year it is in our region, in the North York Moors near Grosmont. There will be talks, beer and underground led trips and should be a great weekend.

July 8th - 10th

North Wales Summer Weekend

Staying at the Clogwyn Hut, mines and mountains abound

York Caving Club Journal 2