Birks Fell Cave (Upper Wharfedale)


Entrance crawls are particularly flood-prone and lower sections fill to the roof. Settled weather for a couple of days prior to, and during your trip is needed.



As of 1st April 2022 the CNCC has withdrawn from the historic permit system at Birks Fell Cave. As the cave is on Access Land, and approached via public footpath (typically the path uphill which passes near Redmire Farm leading up onto the Access Land), no permission is required. We encourage cavers to park responsibly in Buckden (National Trust car park recommended), change with appropriate discretion and be courteous to others including the tenants of Redmire Farm if you meet them.

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


NGR: SD 9309 7700

Lat/long: 54.1887210205037,-2.10739048808839

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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.

What 3 words: skid.backfired.rivals

Entrance Photos

Birks Fell Cave


Birks Fell Cave is equipped with mixture of Eco 'P' resin anchors and IC resin anchors within the BCA Anchor scheme.

Eco-anchors on first pitch and Cascade pitch (alternative) and IC resin anchors on Cascade pitch and Shale pitch.

Rigging Topos and Descriptions


No surveys have been added for this cave yet.

Last updated: 30 Mar 2022

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