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.


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.

Peak Cavern

A great trip into Peak last weekend by 6 members, Grace has some good photos of the trip up Block Hall , through the White River series and exiting down via Ventilator. We were joined and passed along the way by Ade and 2 companions who came through on a pull through trip from JH. A tiring but thoroughly enjoyable trip, followed by a quick gargle in the local.

New RSS Feed

The new web site now has an RSS feed, giving you the latest additions and updates. Put this link in your RSS reader.

Nickergrove Mine. 17th February 2019

Lots of club members underground in Cucklet Delph, near Stoney Middleton on a very mild and pleasant day. We explored most of Nickergrove Mine, then did a Hope Shaft to Level 7 through trip.


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.


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]


Ireby Fell Cavern

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