Northern CHECC 2018 Infomation

This years nothern CHECC will take place at Bull Pot farm someone from the committee should be there from 7pm, however, if you reach the hut first and you do not know the door code, please ring Brendan Hall on 07580355391. Or if you think you will arrive before 7 pm please get in touch with CHECC beforehand and we’ll provide you with the door code. As usual, bed space is limited at NCHECC, so if you can squeeze a rollmat into your luggage it may be worth considering, there is also some space available for camping if you have tents.

If you would like to attend NCHECC please fill in this booking form and send it to

The schedule! – All workshops begin at 10 am.

Please get in touch if you would be interested in attending a workshop at NCHECC

Unfortunely some of the workshops are fully booked up.

– SRT: 8 spaces
– Survey: FULL
– Photography: 9 spaces
– Rescue: FULL

Saturday – Workshops

Rigging training – Will be done without a designated instructor and on an ad-hoc basis, essentially find yourself a competent leader and ask them nicely. We hope this will allow for closer supervision and instruction.

SRT Training – Run by SUSS, general above ground tidying up skills, introductions to SRT can be taught as well as more advanced techniques and self-rescues depending on what people feel they need.

Surveying – Run by MadPhil, this will go from the basics of surveying using pen paper and instruments (to get the idea of what a survey really is) including a bit of manual drawing, before going through the more modern techniques of Disto X and PDA/PocketTopo/TopoDroid. The session will concentrate more on the more modern techniques. There will be, if there’s time, a bit of post processing too so things can be visualised on PC rather than just PDA/Tablet.

Saturday – Evening

Some of the usual competitions including some squeezes, body traversing and pan & sling games!

CHECC Delegates meeting – A quick opportunity for your club to raise any issues or points that you think should be brought to CHECC’s attention.

Sunday – Workshops

Rigging training – Similarly to Saturday, the training will be run without a designated instructor and on an ad-hoc basis – essentially find yourself a competent Leader and ask them nicely.

Photography – Tommy Moore will be giving a day of training in cave photography, including sessions underground and post-processing images. Please bring your own digital cameras if you’re attending.

Rescue Training – CRO will be running an advanced rescue course in Clapham on the Sunday. However places are limited, so you have to contact Josh Bratchley prior and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please organise a lift to make sure you’re at the CRO depot at 10am.


It is your responsibility to make sure you have left a callout on the board in The Farm, and importantly remember to remove it once you have returned! This is the easiest way to keep track of a large number of people who will be caving this weekend.

The presence of Tony Seddon, of course, means that there will be plenty of shiny goodies for those with the cash. Again, bring your wallets.

Parking and Navigation Details

Hut Address: Bullpot Farm, Carnforth, LA6 2JP

Quote from Andrew Hall (Red Rose):

‘We have created a new parking space at the side of the building where the old barn was. You are free to use this area. It will take about six to ten vehicles but beware that it is possible to block cars in if people park outside the front member’s room’.

Travelling M6 North: Leave at Junct 34. Follow A683 to just before Kirkby Lonsdale.Turn left on to A65, down round left hand bend, turn right before Bridge towards Casterton, In 1 mile; turn right past white bungalow up single track road, straight across cross roads, straight across second cross roads.Then follow lane up steep hill to very end, (3 miles).

Travelling M6 South: Leave at Junct 36, follow A65 past Kirkby Lonsdale. Turn left towards Casterton, In 1 mile; turn right past white bungalow up single track road, straight across at cross roads, straight across second cross roads. Then follow lane up steep hill to very end, (3 miles).

Travelling from Leeds etc: Follow A65 past Skipton, Settle and Ingleton. Turn right 0.5 mile after Cowan Bridge. After 200m fork right and follow straight road for 1.5 miles to cross roads, turn right then follow lane up steep hill to very end, (3 miles).