Nickergrove Mine

Ten cavers met on the muddy verges of the A623 opposite the entrance to Cucklet Delph. Arriving early allowed me time to quickly nip to the far end of the Delph and pre-rig the Didsbury Shaft before returning and joining the full party for the ascent to the Adit Entrance. Any considerations of entering via the upper Palette Shaft had been discounted because of the numbers, but, on our way in, a few of us diverted into the hands-and-knees crawl which leads to the dreaded squeeze on the way to the foot of the shaft.