Robinsons' Pot (Darnbrook & Cowside)


Issued: 8 November 2017

Ensure to cover cave entrance during visit (the farm cat has a concerning fascination with it) and be aware that a sudden rise in water levels could flood the crawl to MacColls Rift, making entry (or exit) impassible. If the river is flowing at the farm, the crawl is likely to be rather wet; only pass this crawl if confident such high water levels are dropping rather than rising.



This cave has unusual access problems, the entrance being located immediately under the kitchen window of Darnbrook Farm (about three miles south west out of Arncliffe, at the bottom of the steep hill).

Parking location will be supplied with the permit.

The National Trust have agreed to allow a permit to be issued for the first Saturday of May/June/July/August/September and the third Saturday of May/July/September, meaning a total to eight permits available per year.

Permit applications can be made by email or by post.

The landowner and tenant need to be notified near the end of each month of what permits have been issued for the following month. Therefore the latest date for which a permit can be issued will be approximately one week before the start of the month. More advanced notice is appreciated if possible.

On the day of your trip call at Darnbrook Farm (back door, right next to the manhole cover to the cave entrance) and show the permit to the tenant, who will instruct you on the best place to park.

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

Apply for a permit

Your permit secretary for Darnbrook & Cowside is Ric Halliwell and you can apply by the following methods...

Book Online

Sorry, Robinsons' Pot is not part of the online booking system yet. We hope to expand it to include more areas in the future.

By Email

Please specify which club you are requesting a permit for when emailing. Please ensure the club is happy that you are applying for a permit under their name.

By Post

Send a letter on club letterhead paper with stamped SAE stating preferred dates.

Ric Halliwell
23 Hull Road
East Yorkshire
HU16 4PN


NGR: SD899706

Lat/long: 54.1311482086643,-2.15605882079842

Locate on Cave Map

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: grub.dabbling.staple

Entrance Photos

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Robinsons' Pot is not equipped with any BCA approved anchors. Any placed anchors should be treated with extreme caution.

Rigging Topos and Descriptions


No surveys have been added for this cave yet.

Last updated: 26 Apr 2021

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