News

The Darkness Beckons Tour

To accompany the launch of his latest book, The Darkness Beckons, cave diver and explorer Martyn Farr went on tour with a series of exclusive ...
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Hidden Earth Survey Salon and Competition 2017

Hidden Earth are holding a survey salon and competition. The purpose  is to promote cave surveying and provide the opportunity for clubs or individuals to ...
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Cave Surveying – the next steps?

The backbone of cave surveying is the data, in other words the numbers. We spend many hours collecting them, and some time building up pictures ...
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Descent 258 Coming Soon

Descent 258 will be winging its way to your doormat very soon! If you’re not up to date with your subscription, now is the time ...
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Earby Pothole Club on bikes for charity!

SMRC Charity Bike Ride
September 30th will see members of the Earby Pothole Club joining friends to raise money for the Preston based Specialist Mobility Rehabilation Centre (SMRC) in ...
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Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 15th, 16th and 17th September 2017

Due to the large volume of recent rainfall in the region, information has been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that ...
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Cavers’ Classroom First Aid Event – 7th October 2017

The Wealden Cave and Mine Society have some spaces available for a one-day event: ‘First Aid Training for the Underground Environment’. The date is Saturday ...
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BCA Ballot – a landowners view

We've been approached today by Ashford Price and asked to publish the following statement. Ashford Price owns land in South Wales under which a number ...
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The BCA Ballot Explained

If like many cavers in the UK, and some abroad, you have just received an eight page ballot paper either by post or email and ...
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BCA email poll – have you received your email?

The British Caving Association are about to conduct a postal and email ballot of all members and in advance of this have emailed those members ...
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News: Northern Caves – new guide coming soon!

For those of us that remember rushing to Bernies or Inglesport to get our copy of Northern Caves 3 back in 1994 it's been a ...
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News: Joint Mitnor Cave Re-Opens

Joint Mitnor Cave deposit
In September 2015, Joint Mitnor, a nationally important cave in Buckfastleigh, Devon, was broken into by thieves who stole artefacts and caused serious damage to ...
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Ritual Cannibalism at Gough’s Cave, Cheddar

Analysis on an engraved human bone from the well-known Palaeolithic site of Gough's Cave, Cheddar, Somerset has shown that in Magdalenian times (about 17–12,000 years ...
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Close Shaves (and How To Avoid Them) by Martyn Farr

Mazeways - Dan-yr-Ogof
There are few cavers who won’t know the name of Martyn Farr, one of the world’s foremost cave diving experts. Martyn started caving in 1961 ...
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Summer 2017 Mining News Digest

Talybont (Source: Roy Fellows) Access is now open with the rotten timberwork all stripped out and the access shaft concreted. Rotten ladders have been replaced ...
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Event: The 11th Balkan Caving Camp, 28th August to 3rd September 2017

The Hellenic Federation of Speleology has invited all cavers to join them in the 11th Balkan Caving Camp. The event is being held from August ...
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News: New Palaeolithic Engraving Found in La Marche Cave, France

British archaeologist and researcher Dr Paul Bahn has recently discovered an engraving on the wall of the rock shelter of La Marche near Lussac-les-Châteaux in ...
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News: BCA July 2017 Newsletter Now Available

The British Caving Association Newsletter for July 2017 is available on the BCA website. The newsletter contains a report of the 2017 AGM and Party ...
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