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The National Trust - lessors of the mines to the Club.  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/cheshire-greater-manchester/alderley-edge-and-cheshire-countryside
The National Trust - archaeological home page  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/our-cause/history-heritage/archaeology
Manchester Museum - previously with information about the AELP but nothing now about the project!  https://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/
AELPHER - the Alderley Edge teaching resource arising from the Alderley Edge Landscape Project.  http://web.archive.org/web/20120419070628/http://www.alderleyedge.manchester.museum//
Alan Garner and his books - Alan is the author of two books linked with the Alderley Edge legend.  http://alangarner.atspace.org/
Revealing Cheshire's Past , the Cheshire County Council on-line database  http://www.cheshirearchaeology.org.uk/?page_id=160
BBC 360 degree view from Stormy Point   http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/interactive/360/alderley_edge.shtml
Natural England - links to a range of outdoor issues  https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england
About SSSIs   http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designations/sssi/default.aspx
Alderley Edge SSSI   https://designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk/SiteDetail.aspx?SiteCode=S1001677&SiteName=alderley%20edge
About RIGS - Regionally important geological and geomorphological sites  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regionally_important_geological_site
About Scheduled Ancient Monuments - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport  https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-digital-culture-media-sport
About Scheduled Ancient Monuments - Historic England  https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/what-is-designation/scheduled-monuments/
Cheshire Historic Environment Records (HER) - listing historical sites in Cheshire  http://www.cheshirearchaeology.org.uk/?page_id=152
Adventure Activities Licensing - controlling bodies who provide adventure activities to children  https://www.hse.gov.uk/aala/
Alderley Edge community website   https://www.alderleyedge.com/


BCRA website - the British Cave Research Association is the scientific arm of caving (speleology) and is closely linked to the BCA.  http://www.bcra.org.uk
The BCA - the British Caving Association is the lead body for caving in the UK.  Amongst other tasks, it manages third party insurance for cavers.  https://british-caving.org.uk/
Descent - the caving magazine (new site from 2023)  https://www.descentmagazine.co.uk/
Wild Places - former publishers of Descent - publisher  https://www.wildplaces.co.uk
Bradford Pothole Club - another caving club with friendship links with the DCC)  http://www.bpc-cave.org.uk
Matienzo expedition - an excellent website covering the 50+ years of cave exploration in this one valley in northern Spain.  http://www.matienzocaves.org.uk/page1.htm
Caves and caving in the UK   http://www.sat.dundee.ac.uk/~arb/speleo.html
Peak District caving   http://www.peakdistrictcaving.info/
Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation   http://www.derbyshirecro.org.uk/
Starless River - mobile caving equipment shop  https://www.starlessriver.com
Bernies - caving equipment shop and cafe in Yorkshire.  http://www.berniescafe.co.uk
Inglesport - caving equipment shop and cafe in Yorkshire.  http://www.inglesport.co.uk
Caving Supplies - caving equipment shop in Derbyshire.  http://www.caving-supplies.co.uk


Mining sites generally - IA Recordings produce videos of mining sites.  http://www.iarecordings.org/otheria.html
Moore Books - on-line mining bookshop  https://www.moorebooks.co.uk
AditNow - forum for mine explorers  https://www.aditnow.co.uk
Northern Mine Research Society - a Yorkshire, Cumbria and Durham based society with a reputation for high quality research and publication.  http://www.nmrs.co.uk
Mines of the Isle of Man   https://www.facebook.com/LaxeyMinesResearchGroup
Subterranea Britannica (details of non-cave sites, nuclear bunkers, etc.)  http://www.subbrit.org.uk
NAMHO - the National Association of Mining History Organisations that represents the mining clubs and societies as well as some commercial organisations with similar interests.  https://www.namho.org
British Mining Database   http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~lizcolin/bmd.htm
Mining History Network  - an email network of mining historians.  http://www.people.ex.ac.uk/pfclaugh/mhinf/contents.htm
Mine Explorer site - mostly North Wales sites with descriptions and trip reports.  http://www.mineexplorer.org.uk
Parys Mountain, Ynys Môn - a predominantly copper mining area in North Wales where Charles Roe also worked.  http://www.parysmountain.co.uk
Peak District Mines Historical Society (PDMHS) - a Peak District (mainly Derbyshire and Staffordshire) based society with a reputation for high quality research and publication.  http://www.pdmhs.com
The Health and Safety Executive - guidance and legislation concerning mining  http://www.hse.gov.uk/mining/


DEFRA - Department for Environment Food Rural Affairs  https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs
Bats - general advice  https://www.bats.org.uk/
Peak District and Cheshire tourist information   http://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/see-and-do/
Countryside and Rights of Way - government advice  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/open-access-land-management-rights-and-responsibilities
Safeguarding Pupils - government advice  https://www.gov.uk/education/safeguarding-pupils
Protection of Children Act - Working Together to Safeguard Children  https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/942454/Working_together_to_safeguard_children_inter_agency_guidance.pdf
Stockport Heritage Trust   http://stockporttrust.blogspot.com/
The author's site   http://www.dibben.org.uk

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