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.

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.

17th June 2020. Gouffre Berger Trip Canceled

Yesterday evening we held a Skype call between the people who had signed up to the clubs trip to the Gouffre Berger in France, planned for August. We sadly came to the decision to cancel the trip this year and apply for a new permit for next year. We were loath to do this, but the uncertainty and risk around the continuing COVID-19 pandemic made this the only sensible option. Hopefully we get to go in 2021 and have a successful expedition.

Newsletter 123. June 2020

Quite how he has managed with no club caving having taken place since the last newsletter I don't know, but our editor has put together another cracking read for us. Download it from the newsletters page.

30th May 2020. Two Films

Two films made by the late Ralph Johnson can now be viewed on the site. The Astbury Hydraulic Lime Company and Mow Cop Tunnels and Tramways. These were originally placed on line by the Mow Cop Interactive site, with permission from Ralph.

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 now moved on-line. Free to use by all cavers. Accessible by the link in the menu, or here.

News Feed & Social Media

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.

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