Crewe Climbing and Potholing Club


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.

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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 from the News page.

Deep Ecton Mine. Saturday 29th June

Sun, Jun 30 2024

We had a rare for us visit to Deep Ecton copper mine in the Manifold valley in Staffordshire yesterday. Thank you to our guide from the Ecton Mine Educational Trust for an interesting tour and the historical, mining and geological story of the mines.

Some photos from Nigel Cooper.

Some more photos from Gaz McShee.

Marble Steps. 15th June 2024

Mon, Jun 17 2024

The Top Sink to Lancaster trip was postponed, due to the people with the most knowledge of the route being unavailable that day. Instead, a small team descended part of Marble Steps. The unsettled flaming June weather dissuaded them from going in to the lower parts of the system. Some photos of the trip from Gaz.

Slaughter Stream Cave. 18th May 2024 and Newsletter 153

Mon, May 20 2024

A visit to the Forest of Dean for this 14km system. The team shared the cave that day with a large group doing some filming, but there were no traffic jams underground. A report has been written for a future newsletter.

Some photos from the trip, courtesy of Neil Conde.

Our latest newsletter is now on-line and can be read here.

Try Caving

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

The CCPC Peak District Rigging Guide has moved on-line. The most comprehensive collection of SRT rigging topos for the Peak and free to use by all cavers. Accessible by clicking, or tapping the book below and via a link in the menu on any page.

CCPC Rigging Guide

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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]

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Alum Pot

Alum Pot. Photo © Gareth Williams 2022.

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