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 Media Release

Yorkshire Subterranean Society celebrates 50 years opening it's new training facility from sporting legacy fund

14 October 2013

  • Yorkshire Subterranean Society uses National Lottery funding from Sport England to build specialised rope training facility for use by all cavers.
  • Rope training facility open event 18th October 2014 at 14:00
  • Yorkshire Subterranean Society  reaches 50th anniversary
  • Try caving event takes place 01st November 2014

The Yorkshire Subterranean Society caving club in North Yorkshire celebrates its 50th Anniversary on the 18th October 2014 in Settle. As part of the celebrations the caving club will also open their new training facility that secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.

The Yorkshire Subterranean Society received £20,000 National Lottery funding to upgrade the facilities at their clubhouse, to provide a specialised rope training facility for use by all cavers. The new facility is a two-storey-high extension on the side of our existing building providing a warm, dry area with an array of platforms, bolts and beams allowing up to 6 cavers at a time to train and practice the rope work needed for safe, modern caving, ranging from the most basic through to advanced rescue techniques.

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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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