News

South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team issues urgent funding plea

One of the oldest and largest cave rescue teams in the country has put out an urgent plea for fundraising help to modernise important kit ...
Read More

Review: Dorking – a Town Underground

Naughty boys, grand follies, an underground control centre for a railway and a Quaker congregation falling through the floor into the cellar ... Peter Burgess ...
Read More

Latest advice on caving under COVID-19 from BCA and SUI June 29th

The British Caving Association (BCA) and the Speleological Union of Ireland (SUI) have issued more advice about how to make a safe return to caving ...
Read More

Latest COVID-19 updates from the UK and Ireland June 19th

In the UK, the British Caving Association (BCA) has issued clubs with some guidance on cleaning tackle. As yet it's not known how - if ...
Read More

Travel to Mars with Descent 274 …

Descent 274 has now arrived! This is the second copy to appear since lockdown so as can be imagined recent exploration doesn't figure highly but ...
Read More

New acting secretary of the British Caving Association starts work

Following the recent resignation of Matt Ewles as Secretary of the British Caving Association, we are very pleased to inform our readers that a keen ...
Read More

Descent 274 coming soon with surveying, science and more!

As lockdown restrictions continue, settle down in your favourite armchair with some reading material instead. It’s the next best thing to actually going caving, and ...
Read More

Review: Journeys Beneath the Earth, The Autobiography of a Cave Explorer

Dave William Gill (not to be confused with Dave ‘Icarus’ Gill) will be known to many cavers in this country – and abroad – as ...
Read More

Covid-19 Rule Changes and Caving

The new guidelines introduced this week make it clear that the roads and fells are open and so are most caves, but the suggestion is ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
27th British Cave Research Association Cave Science Symposium - Saturday 22nd October, 2016 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford Field-trip - Sunday 23rd October, ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 Master ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 anyone ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More