Caves Known To Be ClosedThe following caves are known to be closed due to coronavirus:- Fairy Cave Quarry CavesFairy, Hillier's, Shatter, Withyhill, etc.- The Charterhouse CavesGB, Longwood, Rhino, Charterhouse, etc.- St. Cuthberts
Ironically, all caves where access is directly controlled by cavers...
Access to Fairy Cave quarry itself is clearly not an issue as it has been open to climbers since 5th June...https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/crag_access/fairy_cave_quarry_reopening-720349?v=1I'm guessing that must have been approved by the land owner / management committee? My experience is that there is far more foot fall from climbers than cavers in there (particularly this time of the year).
Although certain permutations of groups could actually go caving surely its fairer to wait until we can all return to caving equally.
4.6. Where caving bodies have control of access delegated to them by the owners, such access should be obtained and granted as freely as possible for all responsible cavers, within the terms of those agreements. When obliged to make new agreements, the appropriate body should endeavour to ensure that this freedom is maintained or improved.
Bad Behavior has blocked 882 access attempts in the last 7 days.