Conservation of Cave Entrances and Surface Landscapes

Conservation of Cave Entrances and Surface Landscapes

The CNCC has a long history of involvement in surface conservation works, targeting cave entrances and abandoned surface digs. At some locations, historic waste, dig spoil or general deterioration of original cave entrances or coverings has meant that the site would benefit from works to make it more secure to livestock and help it better blend in to the environment.

The CNCC conservation team have already undertaken or supported several surface or cave entrance projects over the last few years in collaboration with Natural England and local cavers, including:

During 2016 this initiative was prioritised thanks to Heritage Lottery funding. We subsequently received reports of several sites on Ingleborough that will hopefully benefit from CNCC support to improve over the coming years. This support can involve simply giving advice, manpower (via the regular CNCC conservation volunteers), funding, liaising with landowners, cavers and Natural England (particularly if the site is located on an SSSI), or provision of materials.

You Can Help!

Help us with conservation by reporting sites that need attention.

We rely on your help to identify other sites which could benefit from CNCC conservation works. Perhaps you have been out walking and spotted a cave entrance with historic waste, collapsed or unsecure fencing/covering, or which has not been blended into the environment as well as you feel it should? If so please tell us about it by using the reporting button below.

Report a Conservation Issue