Christmas Pot

(Gaping Gill)

Last updated: 30 Oct 2018

Hazards and Warnings

Noticed a hazard in this cave? Click here to report it here.


Access

Access to this cave is available to everyone all year round, but must be booked prior to your trip to satisfy the landowner’s requirements for managed access (and out of courtesy to other cavers too). One booking may be made per cave entrance per day. The CNCC has created a simple online booking system to allow individuals to book access to this (and other) caves using an intuitive calendar-based approach.

Book Christmas Pot

Note: First time users will need to register before being able to log into the system. The process should be self-explanatory but if you have any questions please email our system administrator via the address below.

Bookings made via the online system are live immediately.

Anyone wishing to book access without using the online system can do so by emailing the system administrator. Please include details of which cave you would like to book and what date:

booking@cncc.org.uk

Please note that if you are arranging your booking by email, rather than via the online system, you MUST wait for confirmation from the system administrator that your chosen date is available and the booking has been finalised BEFORE visiting the cave. Please allow two weeks’ notice in the eventuality the administrator is on holiday.

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


Location

NGR: SD 75735 72695

Lat/long: 54.1494998805849, -2.37299617342303

View on OS Map

fantastic.roving.clustered

Please note that locations 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

Christmas PotChristmas PotChristmas PotChristmas Pot

Fixed Aids

Christmas Pot is equipped with resin bonded anchors installed as part of the the BCA Anchor Scheme.

Report a defective anchor

More information about CNCC resin anchors


Rigging Topos and Descriptions

Rigging topo: Christmas Pot (PDF)

Route description: Christmas Pot (PDF)

A description of the route to the Grange Rigg sump via Christmas Pot.

Report a topo or description error