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Owl Hole

Members present: Louise, Corin, Henry 2, Sherlock, American Ethan, Jeff and Chris Jones H had agreed to take me and Corin on a “leader assessment” trip, but then conveniently was working and drafted Chris and Jeff in to take her place. Corin did an excellent job of recruiting freshers for us to look after, and […]

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Bar Pot to GG main chamber – NCHECC

Member present: Louise, Conor, Max, Claire Northern CHECC at Bullpot Farm provides an excellent excuse not to go caving – you don’t get any sleep, you do get plenty boozed, breakfast can be late, and inevitably someone from MUSC has ended up with your wellies. However, unfortunately, the ad hoc catering team Jacob had thrown […]

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That one time we managed to rig and derig JH in one day

With the ambitious plan to meet at 9am on a Saturday morning, I was surprised when me, Botch, Adelaidae and Leo were assembled in the kit store at 9.20. Leaving Wob and Lydia in charge of Fir Street, we set off for JH and were changed with little mishap in no time. Adelaidede rigged the […]

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Dan yr Ogof

It was Saturday morning at the SWCC on our final pre-exped “training weekend” (read – good excuse for a long drive and a piss up), and of course, I was a wee bit stressed. However, as I sat eating breakfast and contemplating the upcoming day, a well spoken gentleman by the name of Clive Westlake […]

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Cheshire Caves Project data collection report

27th/28th July 2018 Members present: Will Whalley, David Botcherby, Louise Baddeley Others: Peter Winn and other volunteers from the Sandstone Ridge Trust, Carolyn from Beeston Castle, and a representative from Cheshire Bat group. Background In March Graham Proudlove advertised on the Cave Biology Group facebook page that he had been contacted by the Sandstone Ridge […]