Caving Huts

When on a trip, we stay in self-catered caving huts, run by various local clubs around the country. Some, like the Cottages and the Belfry, are close enough to the area's caves to get changed at the hut; otherwise we get changed at the cave. Below are the huts we visit most regularly.

Derbyshire Chapel Works
Technical Speleological Group (TSG) Derbyshire Chapel Works
Location: S33 8WE
Sleeps: 18
Description: Located in the centre of Castleton, home to Peak Cavern and Titan and a short drive from the other classic Peak caves. It provides convenient accommodation for with local shops, cafes and six pubs all within one minute's walk.
The Belfry
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Location: BA5 3AU
Sleeps: 30
Description: The Belfry, near Priddy Village on the Mendip Hills of Somerset, is excellently located for Mendip caving. It has a kitchen and common room, kit storage, showers and a changing room.
The Cottages
South Wales Caving Club (SWCC) swcc.jpg
Location: SA9 1GQ
Sleeps: 60
Description: SWCC Headquarters and caving hut is a converted terrace of 10 small cottages at Penwyllt, south Wales. It has a huge kitchen, 2 common rooms, showers, a drying room and male & female changing rooms.
Northern Pennine Club (NPC) npc.jpg
Location: LA2 8HW
Sleeps: 20
Description: Greenclose is a stone-built farmhouse just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Large common room adjacent to the kitchen, tackle store, drying room and showers. Designated guest bunk room.
The Old Schoolhouse
Yorkshire Subterranean Society (YSS) yss.jpg
Location: BD24 0EH
Sleeps: 32
Description: Previously a school, now a caving hut with an excellent SRT training facility along with a large kitchen, lounge, dining room, drying room, tackle store and showers. A short drive from Gaping Gill and other popular Yorkshire caves.
Bull Pot Farm
Red Rose Pothole Club (RRPC) bullpot.jpg
Location: LA6 2JP
Sleeps: 30
Description: Bull Pot Farm is a large farmhouse at the end of a long, winding road. Very convenient for the Easegill System and Bull Pot of the Witches, it has two common rooms, two kitchens, a drying room, a changing room and showers.

An interactive map with locations and information about many caving huts in the UK can be found here.

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    Lancaster Hole
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    Caving Hut Games
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    Outside Thistle Cave