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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association is using a new communication system known as Cave-Link to help them on cave rescues. Communications are a critical part ...
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The British Caving Library (BCL) is a national research and reference library based in the Peak District, owned by BCRA and staffed part-time by a ...
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EuroSpeleo have asked us to remind everyone that the last call for Salon Competition entries is now 1st August (not 23rd July as shown on ...
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For many years, a small group of enthusiastic individuals have been having a lot of fun breaking caving rope, and all in a good cause, ...
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We at DB Towers were rather surprised that one of our number, on hearing of the new and very impressive Derbyshire Cave Registry and Access ...
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The Derbyshire Caving Association have launched an online guide to Derbyshire caves in the form of the DCA Cave Registry, a new resource which builds on ...
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The 2017 Annual NAMHO Conference takes place over the weekend of 24th / 25th June, and will be based at Godstone in Surrey. It is ...
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We're just a month away from the start of the EuroSpeleo 2016 event, "Caves and Caving in the Mendip Hills", and we're really looking forward ...
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Since last year the BCA newsletter has only been distributed by email and BCA online are again appealing to cavers via Club Secretaries to help with building ...
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The latest edition of the British Caving Association's Newsletter for July 2016 is now available. The contents include: a message from the Chairman, Andy Eavis, ...
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Apologies for the error messages you may have seen earlier at the top of the page. An update this morning led to these appearing. The problem seems to ...
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After several years of work by the Conservation & Access Committee, BCA has now published its Minimal Impact Caving Guidelines. This takes the form of ...
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In the latest newsletter from NAMHO, Peter Claughton gives a detailed account of the launch of the Archaeology of Mining and Quarrying in England Research ...
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Haggs Brow Cave Excavations, Lower Winskill Yorkshire Dales National Park. May 2016. A personal account by Vince Simmonds. Looking down the track to Lower Winskill ...
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On the 25th June 2016, the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association are holding a fund-raising event, the Three Peaks Challenge. The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue ...
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The 250th edition of the caving magazine Descent is arriving on cavers’ mats this week and that’s a milestone in the life of Descent that ...
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CSCC DigFest 2016 Ever fancied finding new cave? Now's your chance. The diggers of Mendip will be opening their digs for you to visit and ...
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New dating evidence has confirmed that Neanderthal man made their way deep into caves in France and created complex structures from broken stalagmites and stalactites ...
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