50 years of Horror!


It is 50 years ago this month that Giants and Oxlow were first connected via the Chamber of Horrors. The two were connected via an Eldon PC dig and at the time became the deepest system in the UK. 

To mark this important connection there will be a small celebration of Giants- Oxlow on Saturday 21st May. All are welcome for the whole day, or just the parts you fancy!



Giants, Oxlow and Maskill will all be rigged so come and enjoy a trip. You are welcome to arrange your own trips in the system that day (and use the rigged ropes) or meet at the TSG in Castleton at 9am to join with other cavers and get underground. The usual entrance fees will apply.



Meet at Castleton village hall (How Ln, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WJ) at 3:30pm. Clive Westlake will talk about the dig and early days of the connection, John Gunn about the hydrology of the system and Rob Eavis about current projects in the system and show a video of the Chamber of Horrors connection for those who have not seen it. 

There will be a small entrance fee and hopefully a small raffle with all profits to DCRO. 

Tea and coffee will be provided and if you are a keen baker (or even a novice one) please feel free to bring cakes/ sausage rolls etc to share!

The talks will finish by 7pm to allow cavers to disperse into Castleton for eating, drinking and socialising around the TSG or the pubs of Castleton.



The TSG is booked for this event if you would like to stay overnight.



Giants, Oxlow and Maskill will all be left rigged on the Sunday for use by any cavers who wish to.


Any questions please get in touch with Katie on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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