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Upcoming Meets

Michaelmas Term 09

New Year Meet 2009/2010

Our annual New Year's trip to Yorkshire. We will be staying at BULL POT FARM and it isn't mandatory to come for the full week. It's an excellent way to do some out of term caving! The plan below is just a list of the permits we got so far but there are plenty of non permit caves in Yorkshire and endless possibilities of caving :)

New Years' Meet
Meet leader TBC
Dates 26th December - 3rd Jan
Hut Bull Pot Farm
Day Easegill Gaping Gill & Allotment Leck Fell Fountains Fell & Penyghent
Sat 26 Dec Pool Sink Bar Pot/Flood Entrance Notts 2 --
Sun 27 Dec Top Sink Car Pot -- --
Mon 28 Dec Lancaster Hole Newby Moss -- --
Tue 29 Dec County Pot Grange Rigg Pot -- --
Wed 30 Dec Cow Pot Juniper Gulf, Jean Pot -- Washfold
Thu 31 Dec Sylvester Pot Long Kin West Lost Johns/Boxhead - Notts 1 --
Fri 01 Jan Wretched Rabbit Marble Sink Notts (?2) - Rumbling Hole --
Sat 02 Jan Lancaster Hole Rift Pot/Long Kin East Short Drop/Gavel --

PIPPIKIN POT, LINK POT, BYE GEORGE POT can all be arranged on the day, by stopping at Leck Fell House (

Lent Term 2010

South Wales
Meet leader TBC
Dates 15th / 17th January
Hut Whitewalls
Caves Agen Allwedd & Ogof Craig-a-Ffynnon. If there is interest for DYO & Ogof Capel, I can try to arrange acces to those as well.

Peak District
Meet leader TBC
Dates 29th /31st January
Caves Peak Cavern, Titan, JH

Meet leader TBC
Dates 12th / 14th February
Hut Brackenbottom
Caves Not decided yet!

Meet leader TBC
Dates 26th / 28th February
Hut Wessex
Caves St Cuthbert's Swallet, Charterhouse

How does a typical weekend work?

We meet at the tackle store on Friday afternoon/evening to pack gear into cars immediately before leaving. Typically we stop for food at pizza/fish&chips/kebab/chinese places on the way to the hut (take some money along for this or carry your own sandwiches).

On Saturday we cook communal breakfast and arrange the teams for the various trips of the day. Caves can be within walking distance or they might require a short drive, so off we go caving! After caving we get back to the hut where people will help to cook communal supper, and then recount the day's adventures over a beer or two. If there is a local pub we might go there, or play silly games in the hut.

On Sunday we have communal breakfast and then go caving again, or alternatively go walking or eat cake in local shops. It really depends on how tired you are from the previous day, and cavers are normally very flexible. Sometimes we manage to do all three things in a single day! Roughly at mid afternoon we set off to drive back to Cambridge. Sometimes we stop to eat a hot meal; curry is the favourite choice (take along some more money for this).

If you want more information about caving you could read our‎ Guide to Novice Caving.

Training Sessions

Come to the Fitzpatrick Hall stage, Queens College to learn the ropes (literally).

  • Tuesday 13th October
  • Tuesday 20th October
  • Tuesday 27th October
  • Tuesday 24th November
  • Tuesday 1st December

Ensure you're subscribed to the mailing list to get further announcements nearer the time.

Past Meets

Michaelmas Term 09