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Caving Club Journals online

Congratulations to the Wessex Cave Club for making their entire back catalogue of journals available online. This is an excellent resource and joins those from ...
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News: University of Bristol Carbon-Dating Facility

In November 2015, the University of Bristol unveiled the brand new Bristol Radiocarbon Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (BRAMS). This instrument is based on one of the ...
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Bookings for NAMHO 2017 Now Live

Bookings are now open for the National Association of Mining History Organisations (NAMHO) Conference 2017, to be based around Godstone, Surrey, UK over the weekend ...
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CNCC Individual Caver Representative Wanted!

At the CNCC AGM on the 11th March the organisation will for the first time be electing a representative for individual cavers, rather than just ...
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Viewing Caves on Google Earth – a quick guide

Mendip Cave Registry, Derbyshire Cave Registry and CaveMaps have done a great job of gathering cave data together but not everyone will have realised some ...
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News: Eli Simpson Archive Online

The British Geological Survey (BGS) has recently made available online the first part of the Eli Simpson Archive, an extensive collection of material covering caves ...
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Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on Thursday 5th January 2017

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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News: The Opening of Lascaux IV, Dordogne, France.

The 'Chinese Horse', Lascaux IV
Lascaux IV was officially opened on 10th December 2016 by President Hollande of France, in a day of celebrations at the new Centre International de ...
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News: Descent 253 Now Available

The latest edition of Descent is now available and comes packed with an extra eight pages of articles and caving news from around the world ...
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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 cavers 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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