The Rubber Duck Caving Club was established in 1975 under the name of Crown Caving and Potholing Club as it originated from the late Crown Wallpaper social club in Bredbury.
We changed the name when we started meeting in one of our local pubs and took the landlord on a trip, who insisted on taking a rubber duck with him and to have his photo taken swimming in the sump at the bottom of the cave with it to prove that he had been. Anyway, it has got us recognition nation wide ever since.
We have always been one of the more active small caving clubs, with trips to Derbyshire, Yorkshire, North & South Wales, The Mendips, Ireland and the beautiful Vercors region of Southern France. Individual members have also been caving to other foreign areas including Spain and New Zealand.
We welcome members of all abilities.
The Rubber Duck Caving Club is proud to be a member of the Descent Adopt-a-Cave Scheme. Currently the club conserves the following caves by means of an annual clean up trip: P8 and Lost Johns'.
We're avid cavers, getting out most weekends around the Yorkshire Dales, Derbyshire and Wales. Club exursions are planned to foreign countries on a semi-regular basis.
We can also be found at the climbing walls around Manchester as well other outdoor pursuits and activities.
We practice safe and conservative caving. All possible care must be taken to avoid damage to cave formations/deposits, etc. Also to any property including walls, fences, etc and repair made where possible. The Club carries Civil Liability Insurance via the BCA Insurance Scheme.