Warning issued to the general public

Update 20th Oct 2017 by the Conservation and Access Team

Due to having found rock instability at the head of the Far pitch / 3rd pitch in the Rigging Guide of Suicide Cave in Winnats Pass and the ease of accessibility of this cave to the general public, it was felt necessary by the DCA to warn the public about this instability.

To achieve this Pete Knight and Christine Wilson have placed 3 horizontal chains and a warning notice at the back of the main chamber, before the climb up over the rocks. The National Trust, who are the landowners and Natural England, are in full knowledge of the situation and have given DCA permission to do what is necessary to safeguard the public at this venue. The chains could be a temporary measure and gating at the point may be deemed necessary, but we shall up date you on this if this decision is taken!

Entry by cavers is still be permitted, as before and will remain so, as the the National Trust entrusts us, as cavers, to have the knowledge and judgement to recognise and identify the hazards in this system and act accordingly. The chains allow for an easier access on the bottom left hand side.

We shall appreciate any monitoring of the venue with regard to SSSI status, vandalism, rubbish and/ or further instability.

Any Queries: Please contact anyone within the Conservation and Access Team