Lost Johns' Cave (Leck Fell)
Several fixed ropes and ladders are in place at Lyle Cavern. 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.
Access to this cave is available to everyone all year round, but must be booked prior to your trip to satisfy the landowner’s requirements for managed access (and out of courtesy to other cavers too). One booking may be made per cave entrance per day. The CNCC has created a simple online booking system to allow individuals to book access to this (and other) caves using an intuitive calendar-based approach.
Note: First time users will need to register before being able to log into the system. The process should be self-explanatory but if you have any questions please email our system administrator via the address below.
Bookings made via the online system are live immediately.
Anyone wishing to book access without using the online system can do so by emailing the system administrator. Please include details of which cave you would like to book and what date:
Please note that if you are arranging your booking by email, rather than via the online system, you MUST wait for confirmation from the system administrator that your chosen date is available and the booking has been finalised BEFORE visiting the cave. Please allow two weeks’ notice in the eventuality the administrator is on holiday.
NGR: SD 67075 78632
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: nerd.panels.fruits
Lost Johns' Cave is equipped with mixture of Eco 'P' resin anchors and IC resin anchors within the BCA Anchor scheme.
Mostly P-type anchors (as shown on current rigging topo). However, IC anchors installed on Lyle Cavern pitch and providing an additional route in Dome pitch (not shown on current topo). Do not use any abandoned ropes that are often found at Lyle Cavern as these are not maintained or monitored in any way.
No surveys have been added for this cave yet.
Last updated: 22 Aug 2019