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Eldon Pothole Club

Welcome to the Eldon Pothole Club.

Based in Derbyshire, members of 'the Eldon' have been active underground for over fifty years.

Today Eldon members are involved in a wide range of cave and mine-related activities including sport caving and exploration in the UK and abroad, cave rescue, cave diving, instruction, photography and conservation.

Club Membership

The club is always keen to welcome new members. New members join as aspirant members and are expected to cave with other members of the club during that period of aspirancy. By the end of this period they are asked to demonstrate that they are safe and capable in the vertical cave environment before being voted in as full members at the AGM.
All members benefit from use of club tackle, use of the club library, regular newsletters and third party liability insurance. If you wish to apply for membership please complete the following application form and come along to a monthly meeting (first Thursday of each month at The Bulls Head, Foolow, Derbyshire at 9.00pm) or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Sam Townsend

Eldon Newsletters

Newsletters can be downloaded by members only, from the Newletters Page in the Users Menu.
Back copies of Eldon Pothole Club newsletters are available to purchase. Contact the Newsletter Editor for details.

Eldon Library

The club maintains a library of books, journals, surveys and photographs associated with cave and mine exploration in the UK and abroad.

Click [here] for more information and lists of the publications held in the library.