So you want to go caving...?

You have come to the right place! This is the official homepage of MUSC, the Manchester University Speleology Club. Speleology, also called Caving or Potholing, is the practice of climbing down caves and holes in the ground in order to explore the passageways and caverns found underground. If you are looking for adventure, excitement, new friends, new experiences, cake and caves, then we are the club for you!

In what other club could you find yourself abseiling down 50 metre waterfalls, then walking through underground rivers, exploring the unknown, before pushing yourself to the limit by traversing across deep crevices, and all within just weeks of joining? We cavers have it all: rock, water, adrenalin, breathtaking formations, and we're dead nice too!

We normally leave Manchester and head for and under the hills about five to six times a term for weekends away, escaping to the Yorkshire Dales, Derbyshire, South Wales and the Mendips, among other places. On other weekends and some evenings we have day trips to the Yorkshire Dales and Derbyshire. It is up to you how many or few trips you attend, but we will always plan trips for cavers of every ability.

We meet every Wednesday evening in the Ford Maddox Brown to socialise and organise upcoming trips. For more details see the weekly socials page. More information on what we are up to is also available on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ManchesterUniCaving

The Calendar

The trip dates for this semester are up and the permits we have are all shown on the calendar.

Remember we often go for trips outside the official club weekends, so if you can't make it to an official weekend, just ask at a social event, the pub, or on the email list and something's likely to be happening.

The Map

An overview of caves, mines and other places that we have visited, want to visit or just find interesting.

View Caves and Mines in a larger map

External Resources

Site full of information for newcomers to caving, as well as a list of beginner friendly clubs, if you're not near to Manchester.

Forum dedicated to everything uk caving related, including competitions and a calendar of big events in the uk caving world.