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Annual Dinner 2019
The Dinner and Dance to be held on 9th November at Bramhall Golf Club is now fixed and we will later have menus for us to choose from. Please don't try booking yet, the booking will probably be available in late summer. The Dinner is always a great social event and a chance for partners to meet. Normally, at least 50 to 60 attend so make sure you get there. At the Dinner, we also give out awards for Caver of the Year, Mighty Miner and so on. Keep an eye on this item or Facebook for details of when you can start to book.
Although the events on this website have details of trips during the year, members will find more details on the Club Facebook page. Use the link at the bottom of the home page and members' pages to go to the Club Facebook page.
New arrangements for Alderley Mine trips
Following the retirement of the trip organiser who has managed public trips on behalf of the Club for many years, we have adopted an on-line booking system for future trips. In addition to the trips run through the Cheshire East Ranger Service, we have allocated ten Tuesdays in the year (there is one Tuesday each month) for a public trip which is bookable in advance. Whether you are an individual or represent a family or group, you can book up to 28 places on each trip (subject to availability). To book a trip, please go to the 'bookable trips' page on this website and complete the details. The first such trip is in November 2018 and trips have been arranged up to December 2019.
Rob has been busy and set up dates for a load of meets, at least one a month. Have a look at the list here or on Facebook (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.
This is a picture of the main passage in Lennie's Cave at Secadura, near Matienzo in Northern Spain. The cave is named in memory of Len Gee. There are two entrances but the one usually used is a flat out crawl that leads to a large chamber. See more pictures in the caving gallery. Sadly, the cave has not yet fulfilled its promised length but time will tell.
The next public event at the Alderley Edge mines is an evening trip at Wood Mine on Tuesday 28/05/2019.To find out if there is still space available, go to the booking page.
In case of emergency at Alderley Edge, call POLICE 999 and ask for DERBYSHIRE CAVE RESCUE. They will call out local team members. Do NOT call for the Fire Brigade.