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Alderley Mines Open Weekend
We have now passed the April 2018 Open Weekend which was a great success despite an annoying shower of rain just as we were clearing up. Disappointingly, a number of people who had reserved trips did not turn up, preventing others from booking in advance. We may have to introduce a non-refundable deposit to counter this. Nevertheless, several hundred visitors did arrive and enjoy a trip and no one was turned away. We also welcomed members from a number of other caving clubs for the weekend. Planning will now start for the September 2018 Open Weekend (1st and 2nd September) and bookings can now be made. There are some reactions from visitors on the feedback page and Facebook.
Anton has been busy and set up dates for a load of meets, at least one a month. Have a look at the list (click the link below the news).
More about the Alderley Mines
The new edition of Chris Carlon's Alderley Edge Mines book is for sale from the publisher and from Amazon. Copies are also available at the Club's Open Weekends. The book has been heavily revised and describes all the main mines in detail. It remains a useful companion to the Alderley Edge Story published in 2016. Contact Nigel for further details. The cost is £12 plus postage.
Caving and mining log
The most recent items on the caving and mining log can now be viewed in brief in this panel. Click on the section below that says: news | events | log. Remember to add a record of your own trips.
Members may be able to view more events on the DCC calendar that we do not make public.
Members may be able to view more log entries on the DCC log that we do not make public.
Molino is a large cave in the Matienzo valley which is particularly easy to visit and is often used as an introductory trip for new cavers in the area. The entrance is a massive river sink and the river can be followed to a sump which has been dived to a large resurgence, also in the valley. The picture shows some of the massive stalactites in the roof of the cave.
Slate mines in North Wales are found all around the perimeter of the Snowdonia mountain block. The slate was formed by pressure and heat due to volcanic activity. Slate mines are often massive and inclined as they follow the rock beds. They can also be dangerous with a risk of falling rock and bad air in places. Exploration requires a lot of care.
In case of emergency at Alderley Edge, call POLICE 999 and ask for DERBYSHIRE CAVE RESCUE. They will call out local team members.
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