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SRT Facility

The YSS SRT facility is designed to replicate the sorts of rope-based scenarios that a caver might encounter underground and provides the opportunity to practise these on the surface rather than in the more inhospitable underground environment. It has been designed to meet all necessary standards with regular inspections carried out by suitably-competent individuals.

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Meets List

Car Pot & Bar Pot
Car Pot & Bar Pot
Committee Meeting
Cow Pot - Cape Kennedy, Lancaster
Cow Pot - Cape Kennedy, Lancaster
Robinsons Pot
Fairy Holes
Social Members and their guests only
Birks Fell
Social Members and their guests only

YSS Schoolhouse

Yorkshire Subterranean SocietyAt the YSS we take great pride in our facilities - you will find these are second to none in the Yorkshire Dales and ideal for outdoor activities. For booking enquires go to the contacts page to get in touch with the booking secretary or complete the online booking form. For pictures please look in our Gallery.
The hut benefits from central heating throughout and has a good supply of hot water for washing up and showers. There is also an outside tap for washing gear. We have facilities for recycling glass, plastic, tins and paper. There is some on-site parking and also a large (free) car park across the road. It is about a 2 minute walk to the local pub
There are 32 beds available for guests to book. Bookings are per bed not per room. Guests have use of all the communal downstairs facilities - the meeting room and SRT wall (once completed) are available to book separately if required.
Kitchen: contains 3 Gas Hobs, 3 electric ovens, 3 fridges, a microwave, toasters, kettles and an urn. There is a wide selection of cooking utensils, pans, crockery and cutlery.
Lounge: contains armchairs and low tables.
Dining Room: contains tables and chairs.

Bunkrooms: the bunks are supplied with vinyl covered mattresses. You will need sleeping bags and pillows. Each room sleeps 8 and we have four rooms.

Showers and Toilets: these are situated throughout the building. Some of the showers are electric while others run off the hot tank.

Drying Room: space for drying clothing, at a cost of £1 to run the dehumidifier for eight hours.

Tackle Stores: club kit is stored in the cellar while the new “garage” in the car park is available for guests to use during their stay. There are some bike racks inside. 
Meeting Room: The meeting room, which is booked out as a separate entity from the rest of the hut, is available for use by groups either for a whole day or part day. The meeting room has a small kitchen area where drinks and light refreshments can be prepared.
SRT Training Wall: The SRT Training Wall, which is booked out as a separate entity from the rest of the hut, is available for use by groups and is availablle over 3 slots during the day. Slot1 - 09:00 to 13:00, Slot2 13:00 - 17:00 and Slot3 17:00 - 21:00 the wall has an absolute curfew of 21:00 and must then be vacated and locked. As stated this is booked separate and the fact you may be staying at the school does not give automatic right of entry so if you wish to use it please book and avoid disapointment.
School House
Down outside steps to members tackle store.
The original building, bought by the club in 1981, was converted into basic self-catering accommodation comprising a living room, kitchen, bunkroom and limited bathroom facilities. Since then several projects have been undertaken. 

The former bunkroom is now a separate dining room and five new bunkrooms have been added (the four downstairs rooms sleep 8 each in bunk beds, while the upstairs room is reserved for members). 

Other extensions include a drying room and several extra toilets/showers with the most recent additions being a library and meeting room, which have been built into the roof space, and an additional gear store (garage).


Yorkshire Subterranean Society

Old School House

Austwick Road

Helwith Bridge

North Yorkshire

BD24 0EH