Shuttleworth Pot (Leck Fell)


Issued: 30 January 2017

Subsequent to previous issued warnings regarding serious collapse on the Divers Pitch (see CNCC newsletter, January 2016), we have received an update on the situation.

The steep boulder slope down towards the river (at the bottom of the main pitch) has slumped and the original anchors (which are non-CNCC endorsed anchors) are too high. The slope is collapsing backwards, and the rope from the main pitch now lands on an extremely unstable slope.

The situation is extremely dynamic, and all cavers visiting Shuttleworth Pot are advised to take extreme care on the main pitch, particularly at the bottom where the slope is unstable, and to avoid descending the Divers Pitch completely.



Closed season: 1st April - 30th June


Club access only with CNCC permit. Display permit during trip and post through the door of the Estate Office in Cowan Bridge (on the left just before you reach the A65 on coming down off the fell). No caving during April, May and June due to closed season. Please park on Leck Fell responsibly - Park tightly together in one of the two laybys to make room for others. Access up and down the fell is required at all times by large agricultural vehicles.

This cave is on access land. Click here for more information.

Apply for a permit

Your permit secretary for Leck Fell is Geoff Whittaker and you can apply by the following methods...

Book Online

Sorry, Shuttleworth Pot is not part of the online booking system yet. We hope to expand it to include more areas in the future.

By Email

Where possible, should be sent from an email address associated with your club (e.g., or from an address that can be easily validated as being associated to your club (via your club website for example). Other email addresses are fine, but first applications should be accompanied by a letter (an attached scan), with club letterhead, signed by an officer of the club. This will authenticate the email address for all future permit applications.

By Post

Geoff Whittaker
19 Eden Grove
Bolton le Sands


NGR: SD 66213 79773


Please note that grid references are correct to the best of our knowledge however are often taken from old books so they may not be absolutely accurate and are shown simply as a guide.

Entrance Photos

Shuttleworth PotShuttleworth Pot


Shuttleworth Pot is equipped with Eco 'P' resin anchors within the BCA Anchor Scheme.

Rigging Topos and Descriptions


No surveys have been added for this cave yet.

Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

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