SRT training trip

We are running a training session at the YSS centre in the Yorkshire Dales on the 11th of November to help people learn basic SRT (ascending & descending a rope). You don’t need any prior experience in rope work at all, we will be starting with the basics. In the afternoon we will then go and practice what was taught at YSS underground. Full information and booking: unfortunately there are only 6 spaces available due to the limited number of gear we have as well as limited number of people sufficiently skilled and available to show you. Don’t worry though, we will be running future trips.

Please not you need to be a paid member of the society to attend, contact the exec if you are unsure about how membership or want to clarify your membership position – or if you have any other questions.

Our first freshers trip!

A huge thanks to everyone that has helped us get this this stage – we could not have done this without your help and support. The rain did cause some last minuet reworking but we where able to take 13 new cavers down Yordas, Kingsdale Valley Entrance, Thistle and Runscar. So a great day in the Yorkshire dales was had by all.

A full report of the trip is available at:

We will be running another give it a go trip on the evening of Wednesday the 24th October. We will be going to different caves and no experience is necessary, so if you had fun on our last trip or want to try caving why not come along? Booking and more information is available through lusu:

Give it a go booking now open

It was great to see so many of you at the introduction talk today!

The sign up for the give it a go caving trip is here:…/lancaster-university-speleological-society…

It is only 20 spaces available so be sure to sign up quickly! If the trip gets sold out and more want to try caving we will make another give it a go trip.

You don’t need to pay the membership fee (or BCA insurance) to come on the trip but you do though need to “join the group” on the lusu website. This is free and can be done at…/lancaster-university.

We are now on Instagram

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Freshers stall update

Huge thanks to everyone who came to talk to use at our stall today – great to see lots of interest! And hopefully we will get to meet you at some events in the future. The flyer we where handing out with details is included below:

We are expecting high demand for our give it a go date but don’t panick – in the event that we sell out then additional dates will be added. Follow our Facebook page for more information:


And feel free to ask any other questions you have if there is anything you just thought of or if you unfortunately couldn’t make it to our stall today – the page is open to everyone.

More gear and a huge thanks to the BCA

Some of us were lucky enough to day to get a caving trip in the Yorkshire Dales down Alum Pot. And while that would be great news in itself, just before we were able to meet some BCA representatives and collect a host of new gear! Huge thank you for everyone at the BCA for sorting this out and their general help with many other things as well! With all this new gear now all we need are even more members and can explore even more caves, so why not join in on the next trip?

And thank you  to Tommy Moore for the photos.