Diccan Pot (Alum Pot)


Diccan Pot is an extremely active pothole. The water level responds extremely quickly to rain and the ropes on the pitches (particularly the first pitch) hang very close to the waterfalls. The first pitch can become extremely hazardous. At least two days of dry conditions and settled weather during the trip are essential.


Issued: 28 July 2019

The CNCC has received several reports of loose P-anchors in the Alum Pot and Diccan Pot system, covering all routes (NE, SW and Diccan). Cavers are reminded of our anchor safety advice (https://cncc.org.uk/fixed-aids/safety.php) and to be particularly vigilent in light of these reports.



The caves of Alum Pot area (including Alum Pot, Long Churn, Diccan Pot, Borrins Moor Cave and others nearby) are either on, or frequently approached via private land and a small fee (one pound per person as of 2018) is payable to access or cross the land at Selside Farm. Typically a ticket to display in your car will be issued. If nobody is home please post money through letterbox with note of your car registration. Park on the green lane on the north side of Selside leading towards the cave without blocking access. The area has historically been popular with thieves so avoid leaving valuables in the car wherever possible.

This cave is NOT on access land. Click here for more information.


NGR: SD 77414 75681

Lat/long: 54.176412714902,-2.34751596872862

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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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Diccan 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: 11 Aug 2019

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