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

13 Apr 2024 Dow Cave/Providence Pot, a classic through trip.
14 Apr 2024 Hull Pot, a collectors piece on Penyghent
20 Apr 2024 Peak District Weekend
21 Apr 2024 Peak District Weekend
11 May 2024 Committee Meeting
11 May 2024 Five Ways Pot - A new discovery on Dowlass Moss. (SRT grade 4?)
12 May 2024 Sleets Ghyll/Dowkabottom Cave - 2 non-SRT caves of varying difficulty
25 May 2024 BPC Gaping Ghyll Winch Meet - An opportunity to look at Gaping Ghyll without having to carry rope up the hill


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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