Cleaning up of abandoned digs

19 April 2016

As part of our on-going conservation efforts, the CNCC is planning to get more involved in the clean-up of abandoned surface digs across our region. We would very much like to hear about any abandoned surface digs or untidy cave entrances where work to restore the surface to a tidy state may be required. In particular, we are keen to hear about any such sites on Ingleborough (all sides), as this will be the first area of attention. However, we would welcome details of any sites across our region. Perhaps you have been out walking and spotted a messy abandoned dig with old dig buckets, scaffolding, rotten boarding etc.? Or maybe you stumbled upon one while looking for a different cave? Maybe you know of some shakeholes full of rubbish? Alternatively, does your club perhaps have some old abandoned digs that you never quite got round to tidying up properly (you can consider this a kind of amnesty). If you have any information please get in touch with our Conservation Officer, Kay Easton: Please circulate this as widely as possible amongst your members.