Caving News

News: Playing with Time, An Art Installation at Wells and Mendip Museum, Somerset

Wells and Mendip Museum is hosting a stunning exhibition featuring the work of artist and film maker Sean Harris. 'Playing with Time (Or a Concise ...
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Newsflash: Possible Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 21st October 2017

Information has just been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru that due to a severe weather warning forecast for Saturday 21st October, they ...
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Warning: Suicide Cave Winnats Pass

Warning: Suicide Cave Winnats Pass
Correspondent: Pete Knight There has always been a nasty bit of rock on the wall at the far pitch in the roof of Suicide Cave ...
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News: Descent 258 Now Available

Descent 258 is now available! As ever, Newsdesk will bring you up to date with news at home and abroad. A new world depth record ...
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News: Tratman Award 2016

The Tratman Award 2016 The prestigious Tratman Award, administered by the Ghar Parau Foundation, is given annually to a caving-related paper-based publication in memory of ...
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Newsflash: Blasting Work in the Clydach Gorge, South Wales

Information has been received that Costain will be blasting in the Clydach Gorge on Friday 6th October, and as a consequence of this, Ogof Nant ...
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News: BCA Ballot Result Announced

The BCA Chairman Andy Eavis has announced the ballot result today via the BCA's Facebook page. In summary all four proposals have been approved by ...
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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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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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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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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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News: ‘Stories In Stone’ – Conservation Work in the Yorkshire Dales

CNCC’s Cave Conservation Volunteers have been hard at work in the Ingleborough area during the last 18 months. A total of 78 individual volunteers have ...
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News: Speleo Film Festival 2017

 SPELEO FILM FESTIVAL - Karlovac, September 23th, 2017. Your story...Your script...Your cave...Your choice... All cavers are welcome! The festival will be showing films created by ...
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News: Descent 257 Now Available

Descent 257 is now available! As ever, Newsdesk will bring you up to date with news from around the world, including the news that the ...
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Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 29th and 30th July 2017

Information has just been received from Nathan Walding at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru that due to rainfall experienced yesterday and that forecast over the coming weekend, ...
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Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 21st and 22nd July 2017

Due to the large volume of rainfall today in the region, information has been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that ...
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Descent 257 Coming Soon!

Descent 257 will soon be landing on your mats! If you’re not up to date with your subscription, now is the time to renew. The ...
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News: Awards and High Speed Internet at Bullpot Farm!

July 12th was a bright and sunny day on Casterton Fell Good job as it was a publicity day for Red Rose Cave & Pothole ...
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News: Cambrian Caving Council Newsletter for July 2017 Now Available

The July edition of Wales Underground, the Newsletter of the Cambrian Caving Council is now available. The newsletter contains details of the Welsh Government's consultation ...
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Event: Symposium “To know and share caves and karst – understanding, conservation and geotourism”

The Grand Project - The Pont d’Arc Cavern - Syndicat Mixte is pleased to announce that the 1st Symposium “To know and share caves and ...
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Event: BCRA Cave Science Symposium, 21st and 22nd October 2017

British Cave Research Association, 28th Cave Science Symposium hosted jointly with the Yorkshire Geological Society and Leeds Geological Association Symposium - Saturday 21st October, 2017 ...
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