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.


Issued: 6 July 2020

Due to the current Covid 19 situation, DO NOT CALL AT THE HOUSE. The landowner is putting a collection box on the wall outside the front door of Selside Farm. There is no need to knock or introduce yourself, just put the fee (one pound per person) in the box. Thank you.



The caves of Alum Pot area (including Alum Pot, Long Churn, Diccan Pot, Borrins Moor Cave and others nearby) are either on, or often approached via private land and a small fee (one pound per person) is payable at Selside Farm. PLEASE NOTE; Since these caves reopened after the Covid-19 lockdown there is now a collection box positioned by the front door; please put your correct fee into the box without introducing yourself to the residents. It is advisable that just one person from the group enters the farmyard to make payment. Park responsibly on the green lane on the north side of Selside leading to the caves.

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


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Last updated: 6 Jul 2020

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