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Newsflash: Water Release Affecting Porth Yr Ogof on 8th December Cancelled

Information has been received from Welsh Water to confirm that the planned water release in the Mellte River on 8th December 2016 is no longer ...
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News: Iranian cavers discover one of the world’s deepest shafts

Story and photos courtesy of Yousef Sorninia and Sadat Lotfizadeh A large team of Iranian caves led by Yousef Sorninia have discovered the second deepest ...
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Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on Thursday 8th December

Information has been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that there is to be a planned release of water from an ...
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Secret Underground Bristol – The Clifton Suspension Bridge Abutments

Anyone familiar with the West Country will be aware of the iconic suspension bridge stretching high above the Avon Gorge on the south side of ...
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News: Cheddar Gorge Re-Opens After Major Repairs Following Storm Angus

Flooding at Black Rock Gate
Cheddar Gorge has now reopened to traffic – just days after the road was badly damaged by severe weather and flooding. The B3135 through the ...
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News: Storm Angus hits Cheddar Gorge

Neil getting very wet 22-11.2016
Back in the winter of 2012/13 Cheddar Gorge flooded, damaging the road, and had to be closed for several months, until it dried out and ...
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Has your Descent subscription run out? Be quick….

Coming Soon – Descent 253 The latest edition of the caving magazine Descent will be coming soon! Have you remembered to renew your subscription? Head ...
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News: 2016 J-Rat Digging Award Won by Tween Twins Team

The eighth annual J-Rat Digging Award winner was announced last night (19th November) at Priddy Village Hall during a joint celebration with the Mendip Cave ...
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Event: CHECC Forum – 25th – 27th November 2016

The following announcement is being made on behalf of the Council for Higher Education Caving Clubs (CHECC): CHECC are thrilled to announce this year's CHECC ...
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Event: Mendip Rocks! 2016, 20th October – “Underground and Overground in the Mendip Hills”

The finale of Mendip Rocks! 2016, which has been celebrating the 450 million year history of the Mendip Hills is taking place at Wells Museum ...
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News: The Giles Barker Award 2016

Giles Barker lost his life while caving in Spain in 1992. An accomplished cave photographer, Giles was a member of the Red Rose CPC and ...
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Event: BCRA Cave Science Symposium, 2016

27th British Cave Research Association Cave Science Symposium - Saturday 22nd October, 2016 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford Field-trip - Sunday 23rd October, ...
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Event: Mendip Cave Rescue 80th Anniversary and J-Rat Digging Award 2016

This year the MCR will be 80 years old, and to celebrate they are having a party, to be held in Priddy Village Hall on ...
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News: Descent 252 Now Available

The latest edition of Descent is now available. Issue 252 is packed with news from around the regions at home and abroad. The four page ...
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A big thumbs up for the BCA Recreational Training Grant

It had never really occurred to me that caving instruction could be so enjoyable and simple to arrange. In the summer of 2016, I attended ...
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Bad Air Warning for Somerset Caves – September 2016

High carbon dioxide levels are currently reported in some Mendip caves. Manor Farm Swallet, Swildons Hole and G.B. Cavern are three popular examples. Other caves ...
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Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 9th, 10th and 11th September

Information has just been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that due to high rainfall predicted for tonight in the relevant ...
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News: Descent 251 Now Available

The latest edition of Descent is now available. Issue 251 is packed with news from around the regions at home and abroad, as well as ...
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CRO Tackle Theft Update

The Cave Rescue Organisation have tonight issued the statement below and ask that this information be circulated and shared as widely as possible to cavers ...
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Cave Rescue tackle stolen from Kingsdale Master Cave – updated

The Cave Rescue Organisation have condemned thieves who have stolen a recently installed traverse line and karabiners from the high level traverse in the Kingsdale ...
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News: Pen Park Hole Scheduled as Site of Special Scientific Interest

Laura Rawlings
Pen Park Hole, a spectacular hydrothermal cave beneath north Bristol, has now been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by Natural England ...
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News: ABIS and BCA Agree Joint Statement

Photography by GeoPictures.net
Following the one day closure of showcaves to cavers by the Association of British and Irish Showcaves as a protest against BCA's CroW campaign, subsequent ...
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Event: Gaping Gill August Winch Meet

As many cavers know, Gaping Gill is open to the public twice a year. This summer it's the Craven Pothole Club's (CPC) winch meet and ...
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Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 8th August

Information has been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that there is to be a planned release of water from an ...
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New Website : Northern Mine Research Society

If a society wants to thrive nowadays, it is important that they have a good website. It is by far the best way to promote ...
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News: New Comms System For Use On Cave Rescues

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association is using a new communication system known as Cave-Link to help them on cave rescues. Communications are a critical part ...
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The British Caving Library

The British Caving Library (BCL) is a national research and reference library based in the Peak District, owned by BCRA and staffed part-time by a ...
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EuroSpeleo last call for Salon entries

EuroSpeleo have asked us to remind everyone that the last call for Salon Competition entries is now 1st August (not 23rd July as shown on ...
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News: New Rope Research Website

For many years, a small group of enthusiastic individuals have been having a lot of fun breaking caving rope, and all in a good cause, ...
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British Cave Registries

We at DB Towers were rather surprised that one of our number, on hearing of the new and very impressive Derbyshire Cave Registry and Access ...
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