Hazards and Warnings
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 is very likely to refuse access and has even been reported to become verbally and physically aggressive towards cavers. Caving equipment left on the surface is at risk of being confiscated and parked vehicles suspected to belong to cavers may become compromised during your trip. 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 on display in cars or on your person. Appear as walkers to avoid confrontation, and if confronted say that you are following only marked public footpaths, as he does not recognise the CRoW Act. 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. Approaching from Kettlewell is further but is less likely to risk an encounter, so we advise this route. Take all belongings underground out of sight (drybag needed). If you are confronted, be courteous but also be equipped to call the police if the situation deteriorates.
No permission is required. Please be courtous to land owners and follow an reasonable requests they make. Park with respect and don't block gateways etc.
This cave is on access land. Click here for more information.
Rigging Topos and Descriptions
Oddmire Pot is equipped with resin bonded anchors installed as part of the the BCA Anchor Scheme.
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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.