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Bagshawe Cavern

Entrance of Bagshawe Cavern


Access is now allowed as before, except that parties must adhere to the following Covid-19 guidelines:

COVID-19 Guidelines

At the time of writing, parties must include a maximum of 6 (who are fit and well and not showing symptoms) and should maybe consider smaller groups. Assume all surfaces to be potentially contaminated and either use gloves and refrain from touching eyes/nose/mouth, or if no gloves sanitise hands after any contact. For cavers entering the system, you must adhere to current Covid-19 guidelines with regard to social distancing from other people at all times. As for touching doors, parts of the cave, railings etc - use a common sense approach to stay safe. Award holder groups may wish to check PICA for any other guidelines.

General Access Details

  1. Make sure that you are familiar with the contents of the 'Bagshawe Cavern Conservation Plan' and 'Use by Area' documents, which can be found here.
  2. Contact the Custodian, Amanda Revell, giving reasonable notice to obtain the code for the push button lock on the Coe door at her email address: (reveal).
  3. Let Amanda have proof of current BCA liability insurance. Probably easiest to email Amanda scanned copies. Amanda will keep these on file.
  4. Fill in details of your trip in the Cavern logbook and (unless other arrangements are made for payment) put your payment (£2.00 per head) in an envelope inside the letterbox safe which is inside the Coe. Write your name & club, the date, number in party and amount paid on the envelope.
  5. When trip is finished don't forget to sign out.
  • Ensure that the door to the Coe is kept shut and pull the door locked behind you. Amanda is concerned that local youths (or pets) could follow cavers into the Cavern.
  • Please remember that Bagshawe Cavern is in a residential area and we need to try to keep noise down outside the Cavern.
  • There are no toilets at Bagshawe Cavern but there are public toilets in the centre of Bradwell.
This site is part of the DCA SSSI Conservation Monitoring Scheme.
See the DCA website for competition details.