Hazards and Warnings
Warning 5 years ago
Subsequent to previous issued warnings regarding serious collapse on the Divers Pitch (see CNCC newsletter, January 2016), we have received an update on the situation. The steep boulder slope down towards the river (at the bottom of the main pitch) has slumped and the original anchors (which are non-CNCC endorsed anchors) are too high. The slope is collapsing backwards, and the rope from the main pitch now lands on an extremely unstable slope. The situation is extremely dynamic, and all cavers visiting Shuttleworth Pot are advised to take extreme care on the main pitch, particularly at the bottom where the slope is unstable, and to avoid descending the Divers Pitch completely.
Advanced online booking is required. You can also email the booking seretary.
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.
This cave is on access land. Click here for more information.
NGR: SD 66213 79773
Lat/long: 54.2125698106159, -2.51957071362251
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.
Shuttleworth Pot is equipped with resin bonded anchors installed as part of the the BCA Anchor Scheme.
Rigging Topos and Descriptions
A guide to Witches Cave and Shuttleworth Pot for conservation purposes. All groups visiting this site are encouraged to read this and to help us protect this delicate site.