‘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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Dye tracing, more like DRY tracing — Divining the Perryfoot Valley

Over the past two weeks I’ve been down P8 for a hydrogeological quest on behalf of John Gunn (BCRA), Viktoria Nemeth (MUSC) and Liam Kelly (dirty non-caver). What started as a simple dye trace from P3 (Gautries) to upstream Sump B in P8 (Jackpot) ballooned into an exciting whistle-stop tour through the hydrology of the […]

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Caving Fanfic 4: Team Work

// I know it’s been a while. Exams were this week. Having finished them, without further a do…// I begun by helping Blaire to her feet, now fully conscious. Apparently some warmth and affection undid her hurt and she was able to hobble across the rocks, with her loving arm wrapped tightly around my shoulders. […]