Yorkshire Subterranean Society



Taking in the Three Peaks



Purpose built SRT wall

Enjoying the outdoors

That's what we love

Looking for an established Yorkshire Dales based club to join or an introduction to the outdoors, maybe your just looking for accommodation in the Dales and a friendly atmosphere.

We are proud

At the YSS we take great pride in our club and the history we have formed since being founded in 1964. Building from a small Ponterfract based club to a major Dales club with our own facilities.
We are equally proud of our facilities and the improvements we have made - you will find these are second to none in the Yorkshire Dales and ideal for outdoor activities.

Meets List

16 Dec 2023 Lost John's Pot (Leck Fell) - short walk, great cave with loads of vertical options suitable for the full ability range - SRT Grade 2 - 4, Cave Grade 3
17 Dec 2023 Jingling Pot (W K'dale) - an easy vertical outing with the opportunity to do a circuit - SRT Grade 3, Cave Grade 1
06 Jan 2024 Curtain Pot - loads of short pitches lead to the base of this newish classic on Fountains Fell - SRT Grade 2, Cave Grade 4
07 Jan 2024 Crackpot Cave (S'dale) - a trip to this distant Northern Dale to an interesting, easy cave with a chance to go walking / biking afterwards too - Cave Grade 2 SRT Grade 0
20 Jan 2024 Hurnel Moss Pot - some airy traverses and an awe-inspiring shaft close to GG but without connecting SRT Grade 4, Cave Grade 2
21 Jan 2024 Bull Pot of the Witches - a varied and interesting cave with the added bonus of a very short walk - SRT Grade 2, Cave Grade 3
03 Feb 2024 Alum / Diccan / Long Churn - fabulous system with something for everyone - SRT Grade 0-5, Cave Grade 2-3
04 Feb 2024 Sell Gill Holes - two routes (including a technical wet route) unite in the impressive main chamber - SRT Grade 2-4, Cave Grade 2


There are many club organised caving weekends, with a mixture of easy and difficult caving.  Over the past few years we have given lots of people the opportunity to experience caving with our "Try Caving" events.  These are quite popular and quite a few people have subsequently joined the club. We have YSS members caving most weekends so it is easy for new cavers to tag onto the easier caving trips and find people to help with more training.


Old School House
Austwick Road
Helwith Bridge
North Yorkshire
BD24 0EH

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