News

News: Tankard Shaft Dig, Priddy

An enthusiastic team of cavers, has been given permission to investigate a mine shaft that opened up in a field just east of the Hunters’ ...
Read More

News: St Cuthbert’s Reopened and Water Level Warning

We reported in November that St. Cuthbert's Swallet, on Mendip had been closed due to instability in the entrance series Happily we can now report ...
Read More

Reflections on developments in the CRoW debate

More Press coverage A publicised visit by two Members of Parliament to Gaping Ghyll was reported here a few days ago. The press release was ...
Read More

Event: Wessex Cave Club Ceilidh

Mendip clubs are highly competitive but also very sociable - a winning combination for having a great time! As an example of this, on the ...
Read More

Event: BCA 2016 AGM Notice – Could YOU be BCA’s new Secretary?

The current Secretary of the British Caving Association, Damian Weare, will not be seeking re-election at this year's AGM in June, due to other commitments ...
Read More

News: British Caving Library – Registry of Caving Collections

One of the activities of the British Caving Library is cataloguing collections of donated caving material from once active cavers, mainly documents in the form ...
Read More

News: MPs visit Gaping Gill

MP visit to Gaping Gill
Report by David Rose TWO Conservative MPs and a leading QC have paid a visit to Britain’s highest waterfall – the mighty cascade that tumbles ...
Read More

Mining News: Alltycrib (Talybont) Lead Mine, Ceredigion

Can everyone please stay clear of Talybont shaft to deep adit, please, until further notice. Heavy rain plus ongoing work has caused some movement at ...
Read More

December NAMHO Newsletter Published

A good source for news on things that matter to mine explorers and historians is the NAMHO newsletter. The latest issue, for December 2015, has ...
Read More

News: Urgent Appeal – Floods in the North

Cavers know all about self-help. We all have to be very self-reliant in all that we do underground. And this is reflected in the fact ...
Read More

Kellingley Colliery closure – a time for reflection

At midday on 18th December 2015, the last shift of miners was brought to surface at Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire. The papers and television channels ...
Read More

News: Plenty of cavers?

We've all heard of Match.com and Plenty of Fish, but Teri Stephens and James Sherrell have created a Facebook Group offering single cavers the opportunity to ...
Read More

News: Cwmystwyth underground works 2016

Scheduled Ancient Monument consent has been granted for underground works in Lefel Fawr which involves stabilisation of a sagging timber above the skipway and improvement ...
Read More

Update: Drws Cefn and Ogof Draenen – landowners’ reaction

The landowners who own access to the UK's second longest cave, Ogof Draenan, have made it clear that they won't be bullied by threats of legal ...
Read More

News: Ra Paulette’s luminous subterranean world

Photo: www.cavediggerdocumentary.com
In one of the first posts on Darkness Below UK we briefly highlighted the work of US cartoonist John Tudek. At the time we were not sure ...
Read More

Update: More news on Drws Cefn legal threats

We reported on 24 November 2015 about the legal action threatened by cavers Stuart France and Nigel Rogers against Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the ...
Read More

Rescue: UWFRA attend incident near Hetton

Photograph: UWFRA
The UWFRA team attended an incident near Hetton after a female walker sustained a suspected broken ankle. Eighteen team members attended the incident and stretchered the ...
Read More

News: Dales flooding December 5th 2015

As Storm Desmond wreaks havoc throughout Cumbria and large parts of Lancashire and North Yorkshire, photographs and video recordings of flooding in the Yorkshire Dales, ...
Read More