To all Scout Leaders

Central Yorkshire will be holding one of its annual caving weekends on the 6th & 7th October 2018 at Old Ings and High Birkwiths Pot Holes. We will be running caving sessions for groups of 8 Scouts starting at 9.30 on Saturday and then throughout the day till 15.30. On the Sunday a 10.00 start until l3.00. We appreciate it may not be possible for Leaders to accompany their Scouts on different caving sessions.  Therefore Central Yorkshire will provide enough trained Leaders and Helpers both male and female, so parents and helpers who do not wish to cave may be used as transport.  Those who do wish to cave however will be more than welcome. Please book along with your Scouts so we can provide the necessary safety equipment (this will not reduce the number of Scouts caving). 


Booking:  Please telephone or e-mail Jeff Keeton (contact details below) and arrange a time and day then please send a cheque for the full amount (made payable to C.Y.C.S.C) to

Mr J Keeton
7 Springbank Close
LS29 5TP

Caving is great fun but you will need to bring with you.

  1. A packed lunch - kids and parents will be hungry
  2. A complete change of clothing including underwear (everyone will get wet)
  3. Towel
  4. Footwear for caving Wellington boots are best otherwise stout boots or shoes
  5. £10.00 to cover our costs + your transport costs
  6. The permission form (below this article as an attahment) signed by a parent - no form no caving
  7. A bin liner to put your wet gear into
  8. A positive attitude and a sense of determination

Central Yorkshire will provide all cavers with a helmet, light, belt, and a caving over suit, we have suits from junior small to adult XXXL.  As a group you will need to organise your own “in touch” contact, I will organise one for the County team only.

How to get there
Follow the A650 through to Skipton then follow the A65 towards Kendal and the Lakes at the roundabout turn right towards Settle go through Settle village market place and after the fuel station on the left take the right turn to Horton in Ribblesdale.  Follow this road through Stainforth to Horton; follow over the first of two hump back bridges, then turn right before the second do not pass in front of the Crown Pub but up the lane with the river on your left hand side.  Continue up this road for approximately four miles until you reach the second hamlet at High Birkwith.  Continue forward through the gate (please close it after you if it was closed) and drive up the metaled track look for a black 4x4 truck with Hard York Quarry on the side. Century Homes front and rear and park in the field near this vehicle please park to allow others to pass by.

Contact Jeff Keeton Central Yorkshire Scouts
Mobile 0781 356 2449
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