Club News

News: Tratman Award 2016

The Tratman Award 2016 The prestigious Tratman Award, administered by the Ghar Parau Foundation, is given annually to a caving-related paper-based publication in memory of caver and archaeologist E.K. Tratman who died in 1978. The ...
Hidden Earth 2017

Hidden Earth 2017

The weather wasn't first class, but the atmosphere and talks were. For those of you yet to visit it, Hidden Earth is an annual conference on caving. Whilst this might sound boring, it isn't in ...
Hidden Earth Photo Winners

Hidden Earth Photo Winners

With tough competition from many excellent photos it was pleasing to see Mark Burkey, Jo White and Duncan Hornby win awards across various categories in the Hidden Earth 2017 photo competitions, here they are! Category: ...
Midweek Tunnelling

Midweek Tunnelling

One of the few advantages of a 10 day shift pattern is the occasional long weekend so when Bob Hall posted on Facebook looking for company for a Thursday caving trip I was able to ...
SMRC Charity Bike Ride

Earby Pothole Club on bikes for charity!

September 30th will see members of the Earby Pothole Club joining friends to raise money for the Preston based Specialist Mobility Rehabilation Centre (SMRC) in a ride that starts in Preston, stopping overnight in Clapham ...
Downpours and dog-legs in Devon

Downpours and dog-legs in Devon

Trip dates: 8th September - 10th September 2017 Team: Stuart Bennett, Duncan Hornby, Barbara Lane, Kevin Munn, Pam Munn and Claire Vivian Saturday A slow start (caused by a late Friday night and Barbara’s bottle ...
Banishing the end of summer blues

Banishing the end of summer blues

The summer expeditions might be over, but the club is still as busy as ever. We have evening trips starting back up, new Provisional Members who started caving at the June beginners' weekend coming back ...

Cavers’ Classroom First Aid Event – 7th October 2017

The Wealden Cave and Mine Society have some spaces available for a one-day event: ‘First Aid Training for the Underground Environment’. The date is Saturday 7th October, and the venue is the Scout Hut in ...
Chilled in the Cheddar Chamber

Chilled in the Cheddar Chamber

Trip date: 26th August 2017 Team: Tarquin Wilton-Jones, Morgan Specht, Dave Coulson. Warden: Mike Kushy Another of those caves on my wishlist, Reservoir Hole had traditionally had access problems, but access is now possible with ...
Walking and trampolines

Walking and trampolines

19-20 August 2017 Team: Toby Dryden, Duncan Hornby, Barbara Lane and Claire Vivian A super fast journey up to North Wales by Toby, Barbara and Claire directly contrasted with the 6 hour epic drive had ...
Caves in an Ancient Land - 17th ICS Conference, Australia

Caves in an Ancient Land – 17th ICS Conference, Australia

It was never going to be cheap, but it sure was a lot of fun! Two members of SWCC (Claire Vivian and Duncan Hornby) headed to Australia in July for the 17th ICS conference. We ...

News: Awards and High Speed Internet at Bullpot Farm!

July 12th was a bright and sunny day on Casterton Fell Good job as it was a publicity day for Red Rose Cave & Pothole Club at Bullpot Farm. We were presented with our cheque ...