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West Mine Trip
A trip has been set up for 22nd May for people wanting to try some caving with a view to joining the DCC. The trip is to West Mine at Alderley Edge so is not particularly strenuous or demanding on kit and equipment. It is essential to book on the trip as we need to supply sufficient leaders so please go to the trip booking page to reserve a place. First come, first served. Please note the lower age limit of 14 for this trip. Lights and helmets will be provided but you must have good footwear and outer clothing that you do not mind getting dirty or wet.
The next Open Weekend will be at Wood Mine. The Open Days are 3rd and 4th September 2016 and space is always left available for people turning up on the day although these will be taken up on a first-come first-served basis. There are places to book on both days. For more information including a map of how to get there, you can click here .
The Story of Alderley
This 1000-page book covering all the work done during the Alderley Edge Landscape Project (1995-2005) is now on general sale. This splendid tome has chapters on mining, social history, botany, biology, geology, and a great deal more. A quarter of the pages are dedicated to mining and geology. It is complementary to the archaeology report that was published in 2005. The discounted price to DCC members is £40 until the end of June after which the normal price of £50 will apply.
For any more information, contact the Club.
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.
Trips down the Alderley Mines
Do you want a trip down the mine but don't want to wait until the Open Weekend? Do you have a group who want to visit the mines? Do you have some form of special needs? Then you should contact Paul Stubbs who organises trips on behalf of the Club. Most trips are on Tuesday evenings but it is possible to vary this. Paul can be contacted on 0161 493 3132. There is more about visiting the mines on this website, just go to www.derbyscc.org.uk/visiting to find out about trips.
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.
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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