County Pot (Casterton Fell)


Several fixed ropes and ladders are in place throughout the Ease Gill system. These are not monitored or inspected and are nothing to do with the CNCC. They should never be used. Always take your own ropes where they are required.



Permit requests can be made by email by any BCA member club. Regretably at the moment permits cannot be issued to individual BCA members or non-BCA clubs, but be assured that this is something we are working to change.

Permit availability is two per weekday (three for weekday bank holidays) and five on Saturdays and Sundays. Check the Google Calendar for availability before requesting a permit:

LH = Lancaster Hole
Cow = Cow Pot
PS = Pool Sink
TS = Top Sink
WR = Wretched Rabbit
CP = County Pot

Please note the restriction of eight cavers per permit so if you anticipate a larger group please make this known so two permits can be issued to cover this.

Note that although we request a specific entrance (or entrances) to be included on the permit request to help highlight potential congestion issues and encourage spreading of caver traffic, the permit is actually for caving in general on the fell. Therefore, it can be used to access any of the cave entrances on Casterton Fell on the stated date. If visiting an entrance not specified on your permit please be courteous to any other groups who did specify that entrance.

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

Apply for a permit

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

Book Online

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

By Email

Applications 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 for that club.

By Post

Please note that email is the preferred means of requesting a permit. Postal requests for permits can be accepted but must be on a letter with club letterhead, signed by an Officer of the club. Please include a stamped self-addressed envelope for the reply.

Geoff Whittaker
19 Eden Grove
Bolton le Sands

For information or problems please phone: 07824514542.


NGR: SD 6753 8058

Lat/long: 54.2191868587396,-2.49991632325655

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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.

Entrance Photos

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

County Pot is fitted with stainless steel P-type resin anchors on the pitch near the entrance (7m ladder or 12m SRT rope required), and in September 2018 was fitted with four IC anchors on the traverse and pitch for the Upper Trident route to Eureka Junction (may be free-climbed by experienced cavers but 25m handline recommended). The Poetic Justice route does not have any CNCC approved anchors but may be rigged from naturals.

Rigging Topos and Descriptions


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Last updated: 9 Oct 2018

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