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

02 Mar 2024 Committee Meeting
02 Mar 2024 Lancaster Hole/Cow Pot (SRT: 2/5). Access to the near end of the Ease Gill system with a range of trips possible.
03 Mar 2024 Bull Pot (Kingsdale) SRT Grade 3. A pleasant SRT trip with little caving.
16 Mar 2024 Croessor Rhosydd. Interesting through trip with abseiling, zip wires & boats.
17 Mar 2024 Parys Mine (Anglesey) - Numbers on this trip will be limited.
23 Mar 2024 Marble Sink/Pot (SRT grade 5), a challenging trip on the Allotment
24 Mar 2024 Long Kin West (SRT grade 3) A pleasant SRT trip on the flanks of Ingleborough
06 Apr 2024 Corky's Pot (SRT Grade 4) a lesser visited entrance to the Gaping Ghyll system


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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