Crewe Climbing and Potholing Club

Welcome!

We are an active and friendly caving club that welcomes both new and experienced cavers. Despite our name, we are mainly a caving club, though some members do climb as well. We are mostly based in Cheshire and Staffordshire, but some members live further away. Our caving and mine exploration takes place locally in the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales and further afield in this country and abroad.

Find out more about us.

If you are totally new to caving and want to know what it is all about, then read What We Do and Why We Do It.


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Latest News

The latest news from the club. Just the most recent updates appear here. All the news, including older news (olds?) can be found on the News page.

Meets List for 2020 Published

Our planned trips for next year are now on the Meets page.

Poachers Cave

The continuing very wet weather meant our visit to Poachers Cave in North Wales on Sunday 10th November had to be canceled. Instead, on the Saturday, four club members were involved in the Derbyshire Caving Association project to clean up Snelslow Swallet near Castleton of old ladders and digging equipment. Access arrangements for this cave are still being worked on between the land owner and DCA.

Cwmorthin Slate Mine. Sunday 27th October 2019

The club visited these vast slate caverns in North Wales. Some pictures from Des here.

Alan Brentnall captioned one of the pictures.

Sonia and Alan in Cwmorthin Mine

Try Caving

We can arrange supervised caving trips for individuals, or for small groups, with all equipment provided. Our ability to do this was initially funded through a National Lottery grant. If you are interested, then please get in touch.


Peak District Rigging Guide

Unsure of the state of play regarding P-bolts? Contact us or buy the guide!

Our guidebook covers all of the worthwhile SRT trips in the Peak District. Profits from the guides were used initially to fund the eco-hanger bolting project. Since its completion sizable donations have been made to Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation.

The guide is available from Starless River, Caving Supplies, or Inglesport.


News Feed & Social Media

We have an RSS feed with the latest club news and updates. We also have a Facebook presence.

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Caving Conservation Code

As a club we aim to minimise the impact we have on the cave environment by following the BCA Caving Conservation Code.

  1. Cave with care and thought for the environment.
  2. Disturb nothing whether living or geological.
  3. Avoid touching formations.
  4. Keep to marked routes and never cross conservation tapes.
  5. Take nothing but photographs.
  6. Do not pollute the cave, leave nothing behind.

Risk Statement

As a club, Crewe Climbing & Potholing Club (C.C.P.C.) recognizes that the activities undertaken by Club Members may involve a danger of personal injury or death. As participants in such activities, all adult Members of C.C.P.C. (including Temporary Members) must be aware of, and accept, these risks, and must be responsible for their own actions, and for their own safety. [CCPC Risk Statement. 01-01-2015]


Attribution and Credit

Some content on the site is used under license from other sources. This page details their sources and the license used.


Ireby Fell Cavern

Des Kelly in Ireby Fell Cavern. Photo © Grace Chu 2014.


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