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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Sun, Feb 18 2024
The latest club newsletter is available to read.
Sat, Feb 10 2024
Five people underground at Odin Mine today, Plus Steve Knox, who was out walking and met up with us at the start and the end of our trip. Castleton and the surrounding area was packed with people on what was a miserable day, weather wise. We made our way down to the Cartgate chamber, admiring the mud and the dry stone ceilings along the way. As a result of this trip, we've made a change to the Odin mine rigging topo rope length for the traverse for the 2nd (up) pitch from 25m to 16m.
Tue, Feb 6 2024
Eyam Dale House Cave rigging topo. Changed the Derbyshire Key symbol to key, or code required symbol, following changes to access for this cave.
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]
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Alum Pot. Photo © Gareth Williams 2022.
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