Club Links

Standard abbreviations are aa (all abilities) and nmw (new members welcome). Please stay in contact – the final number corresponds to the issue of Descent with the most recent update. To add your club link, please check the details in Descent and that your club website links to Descent have been updated from the old Caving.UK address to www.wildplaces.co.uk, and send us a request.

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BIRMINGHAM CAVE & CRAG
Welcomes new faces, aa. Friendly club, reg. UK trips and overseas. Meets 3rd Wed of month, 9pm, The Globe, 35 Blews Street, Birmingham B6 4HN. (219)

BLACK ROSE CC
Friendly, active club, Sat/midweek trips mainly in Dales, occ. further afield. (242)

BRACKNELL DISTRICT CC
Friendly group meets every Thur, 9pm, Jack of Newbury, Binfield. aa welcome. Regular UK trips; overseas trips, Yorks weeks, SRT. (204)

BRADFORD PC
Visitors welcome at Brackenbottom, Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Traditional Dales longhouse: kitchen, changing & drying rooms, hot showers, bunkrooms, nr pub. (217)

BRYNMAWR CC
Small, friendly club near some big caves, nmw. Meets 1st Monday of the month (except bank holidays: then 2nd Monday), 8.30pm, The Talisman, Market Square, Brynmawr. (257)

BURNLEY CC
Reg. trips, aa, training/gear provided. Small, friendly, nmw, meets Thur 7.30–9pm, Sports Hall, climbing wall, UCLAN, Burnley College, Princess Way, Burnley BB12 0AN. (255)

CAMBRIDGE C&C
Friendly club nmw, aa. Reg. monthly UK trips; annual expeditions. (190)

CHEDDAR CC
Friendly club, nmw, aa. Trips locally and further afield. Meetings 8pm, 3rd Sun of month, White Hart, Cheddar. (244)

CHELSEA SS
Caving on Llangattock Hillside from our cottage Whitewalls, which offers accommodation. All welcome. (243)

CHESTERFIELD CC
Friendly club, nmw (18+), aa. Meets 8pm 1st Tue of month, Red Lion, Brimington, Chesterfield. (245)

COMBINED SERVICES CAVING ASSOCIATION
A club for all serving and ex-serving members of the armed forces who wish to explore caves in the UK and across the world. (226)

CRAVEN PC
Yorks Dales. Freq. club trips, camping, walking, overseas expeditions, aa welcome. Club accommodation with easy access from Horton rail station: car park, lounge, showes, drying room, two bunkrooms, pub next door. (249)

CREWE CPC
Meets 8.30pm first Mon of month (bank holidays one week later), The Bleeding Wolf, Scholar Green, nr Kidsgrove. Friendly, active club; nmw, eqpt provided. (233)

CROYDON CC
Friendly, active club welcomes cavers from throughout the UK and beyond. Cosy cottage near good pub and lots of caves in Ystradfellte, S. Wales, reg. trips. (248)

DERBYSHIRE PENNINE CLUB
Longstanding Peak District club with hut in Stoney Middleton. Experienced nmw (18+). (238)

DEVON SS
Friendly club meets Weds for caving or social. Bunkhouse in Buckfastleigh near caves, pubs and shops. Two dorms sleep 12 & 4. Changing area, showers, drying room. £4.50/night; see website for details. (232)

DUDLEY CC
Meets 8.30pm every Thur, Ruiton Mill, Vale St, Upper Gornal, Dudley. Reg. trips, all areas. (237)

EARBY PC
Friendly, north-west England-based club, meets most Sundays 10am in Clapham Bunkhouse, Clapham Village, Yorkshire Dales. (250)

GAY OUTDOOR CLUB
Monthly trips, all levels; expeditions, mountaineering, climbing, walking, nmw. (220)

GLOUCESTER SS
Small, friendly, sociable club. Active digging/exploring caves and mines, Forest of Dean and wider afield, all welcome. (176)

LINCOLN CC (LSCC)
Est. 1983, Nmw, full training/eqpt provided, trips all regions/overseas. Meets 2nd Sun, 8pm, The Victoria, Union Rd, Lincoln. (210)

MASSON CG
Peak District based, nmw (18+), aa. Cave and mine exploration, UK and abroad. Active, friendly club. Training and basic kit provided. (253)

MENDIP CG
Long established, excellent accommodation, tackle & cave access. Nmw, aa. (244)

MENDIP NATURE RESEARCH COMMITTEE
Two dorms, sleep 15 & 6. Hot showers/drying room, central heating. (190)

MORGANNWG CC
Founded in 1984, meets every Wed in the Three Elms, Whitchurch, Cardiff. (243)

MORLEY PC
Friendly, well-established Leeds/West Yorkshire-based club, CNCC affil., nmw, aa, training provided. Meets 1st Tue of month, 9pm, Commercial Inn, Churwell, Morley. (181)

NEWBURY & DISTRICT CC
Small, friendly club meets 7.30pm 1st Wed of month, The Gun, Wash Common. Trips to Mendip & S. Wales, nmw, any level. (240)

NORTHERN PENNINE CLUB
Large club with own premises at Greenclose House, between Ingleton and Settle, full facilities, weekend parties 10 to 15, more mid-week. (253)

NOTTINGHAM & LEICESTER LOST WORLD CC
Small, friendly club. Monthly trips to Derbyshire, Mendip, South Wales and Yorkshire Dales. E-mail Andrew Hitchcock. (221)

ORPHEUS CC
Orpheus CC welcomes cavers. Comfortable cottage nr Monyash, sleeps 18 w/e (more mid-wk). Changing room/showers/chargers/parking/camping. (185)

OXFORD UNIVERSITY CC
Long established, offers members training and chance for UK exploration and joining overseas expeditions, aa. (212)

RED ROSE CPC
Bull Pot Farm in the Yorkshire Dales: ideal for caving on Leck and Casterton Fells. Groups of 12 at weekends, more midweek, are welcome. (211)

ROYAL FOREST OF DEAN CC
Meets 8.30pm first Mon of month (9.30pm Weds after caving), The Rising Sun, Moseley Green, nr Parkend. Digging, away trips, aa, nmw. (200)

RUBBER DUCK CC
Small, active, friendly club, nmw (18+). Monthly meets, 8pm Fri, Conservative Club, George Lane, Bredbury. (249)

SHEPTON MALLET CC
Friendly, active, long-standing Mendip-based club. Regular home and away meets, overseas trips, digging, library. Fully equipped accommodation in Priddy, nmw, aa. (257)

SOUTH BRISTOL SS
Friendly Bristol-based club, aa, nmw. Meets every month or so at the Windmill pub, Bedminster. Regular mid-week and weekend trips. (236)

SOUTH WALES CC
Meets every w/e in own cottage, Swansea Valley: reg UK/foreign trips, nmw, aa. (185)

SPELEO VERCORS
UK-based club specialising in caving in the Vercors, France. (214)

TECHNICAL SPELEOLOGICAL GROUP
Active Derbyshire-based club, meets monthly usually 1st Friday of the month, at Castleton club hut. Small, friendly club, nmw, aa, equip. available.

THURSDAY NIGHT CLUB
Yorkshire cave photographers meets 4.30pm every Thurs during winter, Devils Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale. (218)

WAYA CC inc. ISG
Based Surrey/Hamps border & Mendip, nmw, aa. Meets monthly. (216)

WEALDEN CMS
South-east based active, friendly club, aa, nmw. South Wales cottage. Meets 1st Wed of month, 9.30pm, The Jolly Brickmakers, Redhill. (249)

WESSEX CC
Heart of Mendip nr Eastwater, 10 min walk to Hunters'. Large bunkroom, 2 dorms sleep 32 & 12. Excellent cooking facilities, hot showers. (220)

WESTMINSTER SG
Active, London-based club; cottage in S. Wales (18 bunks, self-catering, hot showers, logburner, wifi) available for hire. Near caves and Red Lion at Penderyn. Nmw, aa. Pub meets 1st & 3rd Tue of month, central London. (230)

WILLIAM PENGELLY CST
Cave Studies Centre, Buckfastleigh, Devon. Bunk­house for up to 22. Baker’s Pit & other caves nearby; cave museum open by arrangement. (200)

YORK CC
Friendly, informal group of young, enthusiastic cavers. Reg. day trips, w/e away & digging. Nmw of all ages with some experience. (213)

YORKSHIRE SUBTERRANEAN SOCIETY
Friendly club with regular meets twice/month in Yorks & other areas + expeditions & Try Caving. Cottage at Helwith Bridge, sleeps 32: drying room, central heating, big kitchen, storage area, WiFi, SRT wall (fee payable). (253)