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Maskhill Madness

05/12/18 Members Present: David Botcherby, Adelaide de Diesbach, Ben Thompson, Phil Hughes Apologies: Leila Mason I’ll admit, I wasn’t that keen on the trip from the start. My kit was still muddy from the P8 dig, and I really couldn’t be bothered to put it back on. But, given that work today had consisted of […]

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The Observatory Cave – A Trip Down ‘Europe’s Warmest Cave’

Date: 06/07/18 Members Present: Myself (David Botcherby), my family, a very familiar tour guide, some other punters As my results were coming out that day, we preemptively decided to celebrate by spending the day exploring the princes’ paradise that is Monaco (it being around 40 mins from where we were staying). The hope was that […]

‘Caving’ and Biology in the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge
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‘Caving’ and Biology in the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge

Saturday 26/06/18 Members Present: David Botcherby, Louise Baddeley, Peter Winn (Sandstone Ridge Trust) Caves: Queen’s Parlour, Bloody Bones, Musket’s Hole About a year ago, the British Cave Research Association (BCRA) held an event to introduce students to the basics of cave science, aiming to inspire a new generation of cave scientists. At this event (which […]

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Otter Hole and Orchid ID

Otter Hole Sunday 20/01/18 Members Present: David Botcherby, Louise Baddeley, Helen Fairclough, Jack Dewison, Will Whalley, Adrian Fawcett (HCC) I believe this trip first formed in the pub about 4 months ago. Someone was telling me about this brilliant cave with a tidal sump that SUSS used to go down once a year, that needed […]

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Bat Spotting in Placenta Pot

Trip Date: 28/04/18 Members Present: David Botcherby, Olly Hall, Jack Dewison, Todd Rye (MUSC) Relaxing in the Orpheus after a fun, if not particularly taxing, day of Waterways Swallet and a walk down Dove Dale, I was feeling the need to add a bit of adventure to the evening. I remembered reading about some dug […]