Long Churn Caves

(Alum Pot)

Last updated: 6 Jul 2020

Hazards and Warnings

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


NGR: SD 773 757

Lat/long: 54.1765784169476, -2.34926385949065

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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

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Fixed Aids

Long Churn Caves is not equipped with any BCA approved resin bonded anchors. Any placed anchors or other equipment should be treated with extreme caution.

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Rigging Topos and Descriptions

Route description: Alum Pot and Long Churn Caves (PDF)

A description of routes down Long Churn Caves, Alum Pot (via Dollytubs, South-East or North-West routes) and Diccan Pot to accompany the rigging topo.

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