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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On Saturday the club made its first visit to Turbary Pot in Kingsdale. This was connected to Swinsto Hole and the rest of the Kingsdale system last year. A fine pull through trip that bypasses the long crawl in Swinsto. It will no doubt appear again in future meets lists. A report will likely appear in the next Newsletter.
We had out first pub meeting since February 2020 on Monday 6th September. There were four people physically present, plus another three coming in via Zoom. Thanks to our new venue, The Red Bull in Church Lawton, for their welcome and wifi signal! The Zoom attendees were a mix of the still isolating and the far flung from places like Sheffield and Scotland. After some teething problems, this mixed format proved very successful and we hope to continue it for the future, along with the greater involvement in the clubs affairs by those who can't easily get to the regular monthly meetings. Among other things, the upcoming trips to Turbury Pot and Peak Cavern were discussed.
Eight club members underground for a visit to Bagshawe. A visit to the Hippodrome, then to the top of the pitch to the Glory Hole. We retraced our steps to the Dungeon and descended the pitch to explore down to the sump. Very dry conditions. Some photos of the trip from Gaz. We visited the Anchor near Tideswell for post caving drinks and food, before heading home.
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.
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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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Des Kelly in Ireby Fell Cavern. Photo © Grace Chu 2014.
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