Cave Descriptions


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Return trip to the bottom

3 1 4 < 1 hour

Hunt Pot is a fantastic surface fissure and is often photographed by walkers. For cavers it makes an excellent addition to a trip down the very nearby Little Hull Pot. Hunt Pot is basically a 60m deep fissure. It is an active stream sink, so is well-watered, particularly in the lower part. This short pothole allows some fine views from the bottom, especially on a bright sunny day.


Park in Horton-in-Ribblesdale near the Pennine Way footpath towards Penyghent (near the Penyghent Café). There is ample on-road parking a few hundred metres south of the café. Alternatively the village car park is an option.

How to find:

Grid reference SD 8262 7403

Follow the Pennine Way footpath towards Penyghent for about 2.5km (this is the footpath just south of the Penyghent Café and not the path behind The Crown pub).

After 2km you pass a fine limestone gorge on the right and then through a gate. After the gate, the Pennine Way footpath turns right towards the slopes of Penyghent. Follow this for about 300m, and about 100m before the next wall, Hunt Pot is on your right, about 50m from the path. It is a very obvious deep depression at the end of a stream valley.


Climb down into the depression, and traverse around the edge, crossing the stream. The rope then commences the descent over the edge, belayed from a large block. The pot comprises two pitches, broken by a ledge part way, with daylight visible all the way to the bottom and some interesting technical SRT. A short, simple but thoroughly enjoyable pothole!

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