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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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.
Nine old club newsletters from the early years of this century have been uploaded to the web site, between newsletter 70 and 80. The time period these cover includes the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001. Another occasion when pestilence rudely interrupted our caving fun.
The first of two topos have been added to the rigging guide for Snake Mine, Hoptonwood. This will guide you through a round trip down to the 230' level, an excellent trip. As usual with mines, watch out for stacked deads, only held up by rotting wood and force of habit. Only visit with permission of the land owner. See the DCA entry for details. Thanks to former club member Dan Lay for bolting the routes and providing the sketches on which the topo is based and to Alan Brentnall for suggesting its inclusion. A second topo will follow at some point with the rigging for the rest of the mine.
The menu and navigation of the site has been upgraded with a "hamburger" style menu button in the top right hand corner of the page. This should make the site easier to use on mobile devices. This replaces the navigation side, or top bar.
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.
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.
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As a club we aim to minimise the impact we have on the cave environment by following the BCA Caving Conservation Code.
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]
Des Kelly in Ireby Fell Cavern. Photo © Grace Chu 2014.
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