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Caving hut recommendations
« on: January 10, 2022, 11:51:51 am »
Which caving huts in Yorkshire have large rooms or extra floor space where one could run a workshop?
 (Other than YSS)

Looking to run a first aid course and have overnight accommodation and catering facilities etc

Offline Pitlamp

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Re: Caving hut recommendations
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2022, 12:13:35 pm »
How many people would be involved?

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Re: Caving hut recommendations
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2022, 01:34:40 pm »
You could try the Selside outdoor centre with the University of leeds.  Their main room certainly seats 20. £200 a night or thereabouts

What's wrong with the YSS?

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Re: Caving hut recommendations
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2022, 01:55:35 pm »
How many people would be involved?

~14?

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Re: Caving hut recommendations
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2022, 01:56:37 pm »
What's wrong with the YSS?

It's a great venue... and would be my first choice, and is and is not available on the dates that I need 😅

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Re: Caving hut recommendations
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2022, 02:21:23 pm »
How about Mealbank Scout Hut in Ingleton? Its got no beds, but they allow you sleep on the floor - plus its got a kitchen. The CNCC have used it for survey training in the past. Only downside is that alcohol is banned from the premises.

Alternatively, I've used the guests lounge at the Farm for training events for the CDG in the past.

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Re: Caving hut recommendations
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2022, 02:57:28 pm »
The Barn at Yorkshire Dales Guides - where CHECC was held this year.

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Re: Caving hut recommendations
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2022, 03:11:40 pm »
Not far south of Clapham, the Yorkshire Ramblers hut "Lowstern". It has a very spacious lounge. IIRC.

https://www.yrc.org.uk/huts/yrc-huts/
https://www.yrc.org.uk/venues/lowstern/

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Re: Caving hut recommendations
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2022, 04:09:53 pm »
You could try the Selside outdoor centre with the University of leeds.  Their main room certainly seats 20. £200 a night or thereabouts


I believe it's currently rented out to the YWT Rewilding team, and therefore not available.

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Re: Caving hut recommendations
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2022, 05:06:50 pm »
Bull Pot farm has a pretty reasonable sized guest lounge, though 14 people doing CPR practice or the likes all a once might be a squeeze.

Could always support the local villages and find a village hall? Not exactly close to caving but I am sure there is always a sign in Melling (near Hornby) advertising their village hall when I drive past.

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Re: Caving hut recommendations
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2022, 05:32:13 pm »
Another possibility: The old school in Horton-in-Ribblesdale has rooms of various sizes up to 105 sq m available for hire.

https://www.hoscaribblesdale.com/space-facilities

Accommodation could then be at either the BPC or CPC huts.

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Re: Caving hut recommendations
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2022, 06:23:26 pm »
Austwick village hall has plenty of space, all the facilities, showers and toilets etc. They do allow overnight stays. https://www.austwick.org/parish-hall-information/

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Re: Caving hut recommendations
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2022, 06:26:18 pm »
If you book Greenclose (the NPC) the just down the road is Clapham Village Hall, which has excellent facilities (including a kitchen) and is cheap to hire. (The NPC often has its AGMs there.)

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Re: Caving hut recommendations
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2022, 08:02:44 pm »
How about Mealbank Scout Hut in Ingleton? Its got no beds, but they allow you sleep on the floor - plus its got a kitchen. The CNCC have used it for survey training in the past. Only downside is that alcohol is banned from the premises.

I'll second that one, we kipped on the floor and went to the pub for evening meal/drinks. but the building itself is well equipped, and you shouldn't have much trouble with the neighbours.

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Re: Caving hut recommendations
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2022, 09:50:02 pm »
I didn't realise there was so much to choose from!

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