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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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The 2023 BCRA Cave Science Symposium – 21st – 22nd October

The BCRA Cave Science Symposium and AGM is taking place on 21st and 22nd October 2023 in Leeds ...
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Descent 247 now available
Wild Places Publishing have just announced that Descent 247 is now available featuring articles covering changing attitudes to cleaning caves, photography from the Third International ...
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The long awaited NPC Journal: explorations and happenings 1987-2015 is finally out. Price is £16 plus P&P direct from the club. Get your copy by ...
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A new cave has been found in Carmarthenshire by a team of ten cavers from South Wales. The cave was dug throughout much of 2015, ...
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Phil Papard has recently published the Matienzo 2015 report on the Matienzo web site. With around fifty cavers involved at various times throughout the year 2015 ...
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Mine-explorers usually have a passion for what remains above ground as well as delving deep into the earth. Groverake Fluorspar Mine closed in 1999 and ...
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The BBC reports on research work in two-mile-deep gold mines in South Africa where strange nematode worms have been found living deep within the rock ...
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Please note the date of the Earby dinner has changed to the 13th February 2016. With the end 2015 fast approaching the Earby Pothole Club will soon ...
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Correspondent: Nick Harding. Axbridge Caving Group have broken into the long lost Upper Canada Cave in Hutton, near Western-super-Mare. The discovery of Upper Canada Cave came about ...
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The BBC Earth site is reporting the discovery of a pair of mummified cave lion cubs which have emerged from thawing ice in Siberia. Uyan and Dina ...
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Cavers Stuart France and Nigel Rogers are involved in the on-going dispute over closing or gating the Drws Cefn entrance to Ogof Draenen in South ...
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NSS 75th Anniversary 2016
In what promises, along with Eurospeleo 2016, to be one of the biggest events of next year the 2016 National Speleological Society are holding their convention ...
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We've started adding club pages to the site. Although we'll add a page for a club as we come across relevant stories this is also ...
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Sixteen UWFRA members attended a call out at Heber's Gyhll near Ilkley on Saturday assisting a 61 year old male who had fallen five metres into ...
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Congratulations to the Soggy Bottom Digging Team for their magnificent effort in Home Close Hole during the past year. They are worthy winners of the ...
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Four years after the rock falls that not only radically altered the 3rd pitch but also blocked the way on to the 4th and 5th ...
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DI Tony McLean struggles to find a link between a series of bizarre killings in Edinburgh. Prayer for the Dead, the fifth book in James ...
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Due to instability in the entrance series St Cuthbert’s has been closed until work to fix the problem has been carried out. The BEC committee ...
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If, like us, you've a pile of old toners, ink cartridges or old mobile phones lying around the office (well not so many mobiles admittedly) ...
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