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Waterways Swallet caver's car park:
On the 18th September 2015, a group of volunteers from Crewe Climbing & Potholing Club, armed with loppers, chain saws and petrol driven strimmers, cleared back the vegetation at the caver's car park at Waterways Swallet. Looking after this site used to be the job of Melissa Milner, who sadly passed away recently. Upkeep of the site forms part of an access agreement between cavers and the Okeover estate. Today's work party was organised by Heather Simpson.
Waterways Swallet is one of the top ten deepest caves in the Peak District caving area, but is (more or less) devoid of pitches. The result is a classic trip which is always satisfying, although care is needed in parts, and the cave should be avoided in very wet weather, especially if there is a stream flowing into the entrance.
The aim of the Derbyshire Caving Association is to foster the spirit of co-operation between organisations and individuals interested in any aspect of caving and kindred subjects in the area of Derbyshire and vicinity and to foster co-operation between the caving world and other bodies or individuals.
Derbyshire Caving Association
3 Greenway, Hulland Ward
Ashbourne. DE6 3FE