NPC Meets and Events Diary

May 18th - June 1st 2024

Pennine France trip 2024: Herault

For the next Pennine trip to France we're going to the Herault,a region of some repute for its caves,cheese and wine.If you are interested,please contact Clive - clive@cdwestlake.co.uk


May 31st - June 2nd 2024

Members Weekend: (Meregill Hole and Agyill Caverns)

This week we are off to an absolute classic, Meregill Hole! It's a bit stingy and bit wet but 100% worth the trip. Then to top it off Sundays trip is to Agyill Caverns a cave not often visited. Bring yourself on the Friday night along with a fine selection of cured meats and some well aged red wine , it's shaping up to be a good one.


June 8th 2024

Extra trip: Ingleborough show cave (past the show cave)

Water, neoprene and generally soggy conditions are the general theme of this Saturday's trip, assuming good weather we are heading to the wet wallowy reaches of Ingleborough Cave. Numbers are limited to 10 and we need to be in the cave by 9:30am. Please sign up and review the terms and conditions on the forum post. https://northernpennineclub.org.uk/members/forum/thread.php?tid=774


July 5th - 7th 2024

Members Weekend: (Juniper Gulf and Simpsons Pot pull through)

"Rope glorious Rope! Cave should be full of it!" This inspired quote is the catalyst for a stringy weekend in the Yorkshire dales. Join us for the marvelous Juniper Gulf on the Saturday and top off the weekend with a marvellous bimble down Simpsons Pot on the Sunday. I look forward to seeing you all on the Friday night, bring potatoes themed snacks this weekend to power yourself for all the prussiking.


July 12th - 14th 2024

NPC Lakes meet: Gillside Campsite, Ullswater

Tents? Sleeping bags, cavers? This can only mean one thing! It's the NPC lakes meet. Join us for a weekend walking in the glorious lake District. IMPORTANT: being a big boy/girl you are responsible for booking your own space at the campsite. https://www.gillsidecaravanandcampingsite.co.uk 017684 82346 Bring waterproofs ect. and get ready for a couple of nights drinking the local ales and enjoying the ambience.


July 13th - 28th 2024

NPC Families Trip to Ardeche – July 2024

This summer the NPC Families are running a relaxed caving trip to the Ardeche, France from 13th to 28th July 2024.  All NPC members are welcome.  There will be the usual mix of easy to intermediate caves, walking, kayaking, sight-seeing and the like.  The possibility of ice cream is high.

Accommodation will be at the Domaine de Blachas:

Domaine des Blachas - 4-star Campsite, Vallon Pont d'Arc, Ardèche | Domaine des Blachas (lesblachas.com)

This campsite is next to the river just downstream Vallon Pont d'Arc.  You can book mobile homes or camping pitches directly with them. 

To get a flavour of the caving, you can read about the 2019 NPC trip to the Ardeche here:

NPC Blog | Ardèche 2019 (northernpennineclub.org.uk)

A summary of some possible trips can be downloaded here:

Trip Outlines for Some Caves of the Ardeche March2024.docx

Further information is available from a number of websites including:

COMITÉ DÉPARTEMENTAL DE SPÉLÉOLOGIE 07 Ardeche

http://www.cds07.fr/

Troglophil

http://www.troglophil.de/grottes/region/aper%C3%A7u/ardeche-gard-frankreich

Excellent photos of the caves of Ardeche

For further details contact David Brock via dbrock@btinternet.com or 07901917704.

Let me know if you intending to join for some or part of the weekend and I will coordinate activities and tackle.


August 2nd 2024

Members weekend: (Dow Cave to Providence Pot + Something easier on the Sunday)

You are cordially invited to a classic Saturday of caving in Dow Cave and Providence Pot. If enough knowledgeable cavers can be acquired for this trip it will be an exchange, failing this it will be a recon mission into Dow Cave. The Sunday is reserved for something easier, maybe jingling, maybe sunset, maybe bull pot of the witches. Which one you ask! There is only one way to find out, turn up on Friday night and cast your vote for the Sunday trip. See you all Friday night, bring cake 🍰 and nibbles.


Our events

NPC run regular events all through the year. The first weekend of the month is a members weekend and it's the best time to come along and meet the most people, especially if you're thinking of joining the club.

Some caving trips are scheduled, however we encourage members to make their own plans depending on the weather and abilities of members.