3 March 2022

Greensett Cave

The CNCC is pleased to now host a description for Greensett Cave

A few weeks ago, a volunteer kindly submitted a description for Greensett Cave.

This took us rather by surprise, as we didn't even have this cave listed on our database, and it required some nosing through an old copy of Northern Caves to familiarise ourselves with the site.

Greensett Cave is a seldom-visited, open-access, short cave with multiple entrances, located on the eastern slopes of Whernside, about 45-60 minutes walk from Ribblehead. It is a stream cave with some impressive chambers, formations and it sounds like an excellent short adventure without any ropework. On a warm day (warmer than shown above!) with a rucksack containing basic caving kit and a picnic, this should be an excellent day out!

We're really pleased to be providing descriptions for less well-known, but nonetheless worthwhile caves such as this, as a source of inspiration for speleo-days out which are off the beaten track.

Photos: Greensett Cave main entrance (in the mist!), courtesy of Philip Withnall.