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Descent 297 coming soon!

Descent 297 is now being printed and should be available on 13th April. In Newsdesk, we have a report of ice caves found on a ...
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Somerset Rockfalls: Fairy Cave Quarry and Goatchurch Cavern

The entrance to Goatchurch Cavern with the recent rockfall on the left. Photo: Wayne Starsmore The wet winter of 2023/24 is probably the cause of ...
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Descent 296: coming out soon

The next issue of Descent magazine is due out shortly. If you haven’t got a subscription, go to the link at the end of this ...
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The Restoration of Main’s Barn, Priddy

The old stone barn on the edge of Priddy Green, Somerset, has been used by cavers for many decades, and by 2023 was in serious ...
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Mine of Information added to National Collections

A rich seam detailing what lies beneath the surface of the UK has been donated to two major libraries for researchers to dig into. The ...
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Cave and Karst Science Vol 50 No 3: Biology, Archaeology and … Muons!

The latest edition of the BCRA’s Cave and Karst Science contains six main papers, some shorter forum pieces, including meeting reports and photo features; it ...
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Descent 295 – Delivering The Goods

The latest issue of Descent Magazine is out, in good time for Christmas. Descent 295 arrived on the author’s doormat a few days ago, with ...
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Descent 295: Coming Soon

The next issue of Descent magazine is due out shortly. If you haven’t got a subscription, go to the link at the end of this ...
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Descent 294: A New Look

Cover: Geoff Yeadon in Frake’s Passage, Kingsdale, Yorkshire Dales. Photo: Mark Burkey Descent has a smart new cover style, with a new logo first spotted ...
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There are five main papers in the latest issue of Cave and Karst Science, looking at aspects of cave biology, archaeology and karst science. There ...
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It was with a good deal of reflection that I read the newly-published Descent 291. Within its pages there are no less than six tributes ...
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With 2023 well underway, you will soon be receiving your next copy of Descent in the post. That is, of course, if you have taken ...
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Nicely on schedule, the next issue of Descent is about to drop through your letterbox. Make sure your subscription is up to date, so you ...
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This is the third volume of a four volume set covering the caves, mines and associated features of the county of Somerset. Volume 1 was ...
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Descent 289 - The first issue under new management, and the verdict is more, please! Chris Scaife and Carolina Smith will no doubt have been ...
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Rising Star Cave central area
New claims as to the use of fire in Rising Star Cave in South Africa have thrown the spotlight back on the activities of the ...
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The first issue edited by the new team of Chris Scaife and Carolina Smith is about to hit the streets. Make sure your subscription is ...
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The Mendip Cave Registry and archive (MCRA) is pleased to announce that the third volume of Somerset Underground will be officially launched at the Hunters' ...
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The Fairy Cave Quarry management team have asked us to post the following: A reminder to anyone visiting Fairy Cave Quarry. Hobbs the quarry owners ...
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Descent 288 is now out, and marks a significant milestone in its long history. This issue is a major landmark for a magazine, which can ...
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The Tratman Award is granted annually to the best publication of the year, including books, journals and even individual articles. This report considers those that ...
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After 34 years and 204 issues, Chris Howes and Judith Calford are handing Descent on to new management. Descent was launched in January 1969 by ...
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The time has come, the caver said, to talk of many things: of kit and digs and caving trips, of places we have seen, so ...
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BCRA Cave Science Symposium 2022 hosted jointly with the Manchester Geological Association Symposium - Saturday 8th October, 2022 Field-trip - Sunday 9th October, 2022 Department ...
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New Cefn Coed cave
Road widening works on the Heads of the Valleys Road seem to have opened a new cave. Will it stay open? Adam Jones, previous Chelsea ...
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WARNING: EASTWATER CAVERN, MENDIP. There has been a rock fall in the rift connection between the bottom of Dolphin Pot and the chamber before Dolphin ...
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A wide variety of news stories and superb features make up issue 287 of Descent, now distributed to caving outlets and subscribers. As usual, there ...
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