Better access for Robinsons Pot

20 September 2015

Robinson's Pot has always had an interesting access issue, the entrance being right underneath Darnbrook farm. Historically there have only been a limited number of permits available each year (most recently increased to five) with allocation being made by drawing lots at the CNCC AGM each year. We are pleased to report that for 2016 the number of permits available will increase to eight, to include the first Saturday of May/June/July/August/September, and the third Saturday of May/July/September (winter month permits are not issued as the cave is often inaccessible). It is anticipated that this supply of permits should meet with the demand and so there is no longer any need for the ballot; they will be issued on a first come first served basis. Permit applications should be made to Ric Halliwell by post or email (see link below how to do this). Robinson's Pot is often overlooked by many cavers. It is a fine trip with a great streamway and well worth a visit; and thanks to the increased number of permits we hope that opportunities to plan a trip over the summer months with far less advanced notice will be available. Thanks to Ric for negotiating this with the National Trust and thanks to the tenants of Darnbrook House for their continued support of access.