Penyghent Pot (Penyghent)


Issued: 7 August 2017

Work to stabilise the entrance to Penyghent Pot was completed on Sunday 6th August 2017 after three weekends of work by various volunteers.

All of the old scaffolding was removed and new scaffolding has been installed. Larger blocks further down the shaft have been stabilised with lintels as best as possible.

A new mesh lid has been fitted to make it sheep-proof.

Anyone visiting this cave is strongly advised to pay particular attention and to check for loose rocks and scaffolding on the descent; despite all our best efforts, there may still be some loose debris, or more rocks may become loose as the new entrance and scaffold beds itself in and settles. You must make your own judgement as to whether it is safe and appropriate to descend.

Particular care is also required in the region just beyond the bottom of the entrance shaft due to a number of large boulders.

Please report any observations to the CNCC and check here for warnings of such observations before any trip.



The CNCC holds a Memorandum of Understanding with the Langcliffe Hall Estate.

This allows open access, with no advanced permission, for the caves on Langcliffe Hall Estate (including land from Penyghent Pot across to Dale Head Pot) and the caves of lower Penyghent Gill such as Swan Dyke Pot, subject to the following understanding.

(1) Access to the caves on access land, as determined by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act, is by the rights laid down in that Act and by previous Tax Exempt Heritage Asset status arrangements made with HMRC.

(2) Swan Dyke Pot and Snatcher Pot are on private land within the Tax Exempt Heritage Asset Area. Access to these caves is by permissive access route only and no formal right of way is in existence.

(3) Notwithstanding the above, the CNCC shall indemnify the landowner against incidents arising from all visitors whose objective is to visit the caves. The limit of indemnity shall be not less than £5m, provided via a suitable insurance policy.

(4) Several caves on the Langcliffe Hall Estate are fitted with stainless steel resin bonded anchors on vertical drops which have been installed in accordance with the specification of the British Caving Association.Only these anchors are endorsed by the CNCC. We will advise cavers that all fixed aids are used at their own risk.

(5) The CNCC have a group of volunteers who will seek to maintain cave entrances subject to their resources and permission of the Langcliffe Hall Estate.

(6) The CNCC will encourage all cavers to abide by the Countryside and Cave Conservation Codes

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


NGR: SD 8289 7332

Lat/long: 54.1552272760557,-2.26333520900858

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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: fried.tissue.typically

Entrance Photos

Penyghent Pot


Penyghent Pot is equipped with mixture of Eco 'P' resin anchors and IC resin anchors within the BCA Anchor scheme.

Some rigging performed partially or entirely using natural belays.

Rigging Topos and Descriptions


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Last updated: 16 Dec 2018

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