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.

What To Do?

While caving is effectively banned, club members have been finding other things to do. Mark Lovatt has been scanning in old photographs. Some from the mid '70's at Knotlow Caverns can be seen on this gallery page.

Mark Krause has arranged for some Buffs Wufflers to be made available with the club logo in two styles, large/small logo and a variety of colours. A picture of a large logo one below in white on black.

wuffler

Newsletter 122 Published. Thursday 26th March 2020

Our esteemed editor has put together another bumper newsletter for our reading pleasure while we are all confined to barracks. Find it on the newsletters page.

Lock Down. Tuesday 24th March 2020

All our club disorganised caving trips are canceled while the COVID-19 lock down is in effect in the UK, starting with the Aygill Caverns trip planned for this weekend.

Keep safe everyone.


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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