Working Together for Northern Caving

The CNCC was set up in 1963 to negotiate access agreements for cavers to various caves and potholes in the northern counties of England. Our role has since developed into the Regional Council of the British Caving Association for northern England and Scotland, and the representative body for caving clubs in these regions.

Today we still work with landowners to achieve greater access for cavers, as well as supporting resin anchor placement in many of the potholes. We are involved in cave and countryside conservation, and as well as undertaking numerous conservation projects, we also work to promote safe, responsible and conservation-minded cave exploration.

On this website, you will find a wealth of resources spanning northern cave access, conservation, exploration, training, anchors, publications, and information on how to get involved.

Cave Access

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