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Newly-published Book – Karst: Environment and Management of Aquifers

Who isn’t tempted by a free book, especially when it’s about karst or caves? The Groundwater Project has just published a 300-page volume on the ...
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Descent 298: On The Shelves Soon

Descent 298 is due out on June 8th, so without further ado, here is what we can look forward to reading. In Newsdesk, there is ...
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GB Cavern, Mendip – Waterfall route re-opened

The Waterfall climb in GB Cavern, Somerset was closed in 2021 after a major rockfall. Following a recent inspection, Charterhouse Caving Company Ltd (CCC Ltd) ...
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Wells and Mendip Museum Exhibition: Out of Time: Underground Mendip

Wells and Mendip Museum plan to delve deep into the pioneering days of British caving in an exhibition that will run from 6th July to ...
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BCA: fee increase explained

Zac Woodford, the British Caving Association's new Publications and Information Officer, explains why BCA needs to raise membership fees and demonstrates why BCA still provides ...
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Cave and Karst Science Vol 51 No 1: Speleothems, Shrimps and Fungus

The latest edition of the BCRA’s Cave and Karst Science contains five main papers, and a photo feature. It begins, however, with tributes to David ...
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Descent 297: Caving Across the Globe

From tight and wet digs in Derbyshire, to the discovery of huge river caves in Indonesia, the latest issue of Descent covers it all. Peter ...
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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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Cave diver and photographer Martyn Farr has produced a tempting array of descriptions and photographs of 100 cave and mine sites. Hidden Realms aims to ...
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Descent 292 has been out for several days now, but with summer in full swing, I have only just found the time to sit down ...
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Dave King, ATLAS digger, invites you to a weekend of digging, caving and two BBQs in Somerset this summer. 2023 is the 50th Anniversary of ...
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A really good mining book comes along from time to time. Mike Moore reviews a newly-published volume on an important slate quarry in North Wales ...
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The annual conference arranged by NAMHO members is fast approaching! Have you booked your place? It is only a few weeks now to the NAMHO ...
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Keeping to the promised schedule, the next issue of Descent magazine is out shortly. If you haven’t got a subscription, go to the link at ...
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The British Caving Association eAGM is being held at 10.30am on Sunday 11 June 2023 on Zoom. Details of how to join the meeting or ...
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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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