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Bradford Pothole Club

Large club based in the Yorkshire Dales. It has its own club hut and runs an annual winch meet at the famous Gaping Gill pothole

Location: Yorkshire Dales
Web: http://www.bpc-cave.org.uk/wp/

Bristol & District Caving Club

We are a small but active caving club based in Bristol, UK. Many of us have commitments at weekends so we do most of our underground trips in the evening mid-week.

Bristol Exploration Club

One of the UK’s major caving clubs. We cater for all forms of caving from novice and sporting trips to advanced digging techniques. We tend to be a sporty group and many of our members waste their time by climbing, mountain biking, and consuming vast quantities of Butcombe in the Hunters Lodge.

Location: The Mendips
Web: http://www.bec-cave.org.uk

Brynmawr Caving Club

Is based in South Wales amongst some of the regions finest caves.

Location: South Wales
Web: https://www.brynmawrcavingclub.org.uk

Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club

Cambridge Town’s friendly and active club welcomes members with all levels of experience.

Location: Cambridge
Web: http://thecccc.org.uk/

Cerberus Speleological Society

Friendly and active Mendip caving club that maintains a HQ/hostel on Mendip. We organise caving trips and expeditions to other parts of the UK and abroad. New members are always welcome!

Location: The Mendips
Web: http://www.cerberusspeleo.org.uk

Craven Pothole Club

Large club with headquarters in the Yorkshire Dales. The club runs an annual winch meet at Gaping Gill at a different time of year.

Location: Yorkshire Dales
Web: http://www.cravenpotholeclub.org/

Croydon Caving Club

A friendly caving club with members in London and across the country, and welcome new members at all levels of experience.

Location: South Wales
Web: http://www.croydoncavingclub.org.uk/

Derbyshire Caving Club

Based at Alderley Edge Copper Mines with regular weekend trips to all caving regions. Friendly club and welcoming to all levels of experience.

Location: Alderley Edge
Web: http://www.derbyscc.org.uk

Dudley Caving Club

We meet every Thursday at the Old Ruiton Windmill Stone Mill Walk, Upper Gornal, Dudley, DY3 3XL at 8.00pm. If you are a caver and would like to join us, or think you would like to try caving just turn up or contact Keith Edwards for more information. The windmill is well equipped for all aspects of caver training.

Location: The Midlands
Web: http://www.dudleycavingclub.org.uk

Gloucester Speleological Society

Small friendly club which maintains its roots within the caves and mines of the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds.

Location: Gloucester
Web: http://gloucester-speleo.org

Grampian Speleological Group

The GSG, formed in 1961, is a de facto national caving club in Scotland and engages in exploration all over the UK. We welcome newcomers and run introductory trips from time to time. We hold regular meetings in Edinburgh and possess a spacious field hut in Assynt, NW Scotland.

Location: Scotland
Web: http://www.gsg.org.uk

Gwent Caving Club

One of South Wales youngest clubs who regularly cave all around the UK. We also offer other activities such as Canoeing, paragliding, canyoning and weekend camps.

Location: South Wales - Abertillery
Web: https://www.facebook.com/Gwentcavers/

Manchester University Speleology Club

As the largest caving club in the Greater Manchester Area, we embrace any opportunity to introduce new members caving. We welcome students/non students from complete beginners to more experienced cavers.

Mendip Caving Group

Draws its members mostly from the south-east of England. The club has a cottage base in the Mendip Hills.

Mendip Nature Research Committee

Based in Somerset’s Mendip Hills with a purpose built caving station. Known as Mendip’s friendliest club.

Location: Somerset
Web: http://www.mnrc.org.uk/

Nottingham University Caving Club

Active university club with students and non-student members. Regular trips all of the country suitable for beginners and seasoned cavers alike!

Location: Nottingham
Web: http://www.nucaving.co.uk

Orpheus Caving Club

Long establised Derbyshire based caving club with its own cottage in the Peak District.

Location: Peak District
Web: http://www.orpheuscavingclub.org.uk/

Rubber Duck Caving Club

Small active club based in South Manchester who welcome members of all abilities and from all areas.

Location: South Manchester
Web: http://www.rubberduckcavingclub.co.uk/

Sheffield University Speleological Society

Active and social university club open to new members, university or not. Regular trips to the Peak District, with fortnightly trips further afield during term time, and yearly holiday or expedition abroad.

South Wales Caving Club

Friendly club with own headquarters in South Wales. Caving meets held all over the UK and abroad. New members of all abilities welcome!

Location: South Wales
Web: http://www.swcc.org.uk

The Red Rose Cave and Pothole Club

Formed in 1946 based around Lancaster in the North of England. Since then RRCPC has become one of the country’s leading caving clubs with a growing membership of nearly 200 living all over Britain, as well as overseas.

Location: The Yorkshire Dales
Web: http://www.rrcpc.org.uk

United Cavers Exploration Team

Friendly club based in North Wales with interests in local mines as well as caves.

Location: North Wales
Web: http://www.ucet.org.uk

Wealden Cave & Mine Society (SE England)

The society is proud to have a very broad range of interests. We explore and study mines in Surrey and throughout the UK, cave regularly in Somerset and South Wales with accommodation in both areas.

Wessex Cave Club

The Wessex has 300+ members, making us one of the largest clubs in the U.K. Formed in 1934 the club remains at the forefront of cave exploration in the UK and overseas. Our HQ, Upper Pitts is located in the heart of the Mendip Hills in Priddy. This puts us close to all the major cave systems, with Swildon’s Hole on our doorstep.

Location: Somerset
Web: https://wessex-cave-club.org/

Westminster Speleological Group

A friendly club with a diverse membership. We have own cottage in South Wales and cave all over the UK. New members of all abilities are welcome.

Location: London
Web: https://www.wsg.org.uk/

Yorkshire Subterranean Society

Based in the Yorkshire Dales. Its own hostel at the Helwith Bridge has dedicated rope training facilities.

Location: Yorkshire Dales
Web: http://www.yssuk.com/

York University Cave and Pothole Club

Friendly university club based in York - students and non-students welcome! We can train you and lend you all the kit you need to get started.

Location: York
Web: http://www.yucpc.org.uk

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