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.

15th January 2021. New Goyden Pot

Six of us underground in a cave that only one had visited before. Two pitches in to a continuation of the main Goyden streamway. We found the way in to the Planetarium and then back in the streamway beyond a sump, before meeting another sump. Upstream from our entry point, two members free climbed out of Thrope Edge Pot, while the others ascended the ropes of the New Goyden entrance. Steve PA has prepared a longer report for the next newsletter.

Newsletter 129

The latest newsletter can be downloaded from the Newsletters page. What we've done over the last few months and a preview of what's coming up.

2nd January 2022. Murfurlong Mine and Cavern

Our first club trip of 2022 saw ten of us on what we thought would be a gentle bimble in a grade 2 cave/mine. The extensions that have been made are a quite a bit tougher than grade 2 and saw us get wet and very muddy squeezing through the various constrictions. Between us, we saw pretty much everything. A great start to the new year of caving.

Some pictures from the day from Gaz here. A picture of some of the muddy team around the entrance shaft, overlooking Bradwell and Bradwell Moor by CJ is in the Surface Gallery. There is a shot from Gaz of a miners broken clay pipe in the Formations Gallery.


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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Ireby Fell Cavern

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


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