Langcliffe Pot (Great Whernside)


Issued: 20 December 2020

Both entrances to the system (Langcliffe and the more popular Oddmire Pot) are on Access Land and most routes of approach are via public rights of way and Access Land. Cavers have a right to access the cave and the CNCC supports cavers in doing so.

The landowner for the Langcliffe entrance, Mr R. Lambert has refused access for decades (via either entrance, despite Oddmire not being on his land) and has been known to become aggressive towards cavers. He is very unlikely to grant permission. We therefore advise against engagement with this landowner.

If he believes people are in the cave, he will travel up the fell and remove belongings left at the entrance, which is a serious safety risk particularly in winter.

For your own safety, groups accessing the cave are advised to ensure all caving gear is pre-packed, out of sight in walking bags. Ensure no caving items are left on display in parked cars. Appear as walkers to avoid confrontation.

The easiest route of approach is from the Conistone to Kettlewell road via the Dales Way path above Black Keld, although this road is frequented by the landowner so extra care is needed if approaching from here. Approaching from Kettlewell is further but is less likely to risk an encounter. Take all belongings underground out of sight (a drybag is needed as the entrances are wet).



Landowner: Mr.R.Lambert, Mile House, Kettlewell, Skipton.

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


NGR: SD 99578 71073

Lat/long: 54.1355004792358,-2.00795403885533

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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: blurts.defers.coasters

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Langcliffe Pot is equipped with IC resin anchors within the BCA Anchor scheme.

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Last updated: 20 Dec 2020

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