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NAMHO 2022 – doing it the Cleveland way

A full mining history conference complete with field trips, steam trains and beer was recently held in North Yorkshire, from 17th to 20th June. Peter ...
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Descent 286: Lights! Action! Cavers go to the movies

Secret hideouts, cave-related films, bats and the latest on CRoW are among the stories in the latest informative and enjoyable issue of Descent magazine. Issue ...
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Have your say!

Following the British Caving Association's AGM on Saturday, BCA members can now vote in the online ballot, open until 23.59 on Sunday 26th June 2022 ...
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Descent 286 coming soon, with bones, big stuff and more …

Descent 286 will be winging its way through the post shortly so take a moment to check whether or not your subscription is up to ...
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Cave and Karst Science Vol 49 No 1: Bugs, Corrosion and … Volcanoes?

There are four major papers in the latest issue of Cave and Karst Science, two looking at different aspects of invertebrate fauna in caves, one ...
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Hidden Worlds – Robbie Shone’s cave photos showcased in new high-quality book

Most British cavers will be familiar with the work of Robbie Shone who has been photographing the world's caves for the last 20 years or ...
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Caves of southern Ireland hits the printers – and is already out of date!

The latest book on Irish caves to be published by the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society (UBSS) in conjunction with the Speleological Union of Ireland ...
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BCRA Cave Archaeology Group – Recording Historic Graffiti & other markings, 4th/5th June 2022

The BCRA Cave Archaeology Group is holding a weekend field meeting on Recording Historic Graffiti & other markings in the Yorkshire Dales, based at Lower ...
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Descent 285: Jet-washing, drills, big birthdays and a gradual return to normal caving

The caving world may be slowly starting to return to what passes for normal, according to the latest issue of Descent. After so long of ...
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BCA have issued a new coronavirus update for cavers: BCA notes that travel restrictions across England, Scotland and Wales will, by the 6th July be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Wells and Mendip Museum has a long and fruitful relationship with the caving community. The late Herbert E Balch, arguably Mendip's most famous original ...
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As I type, the Craven Pothole Club (CPC) is well into its 91st year. The founder member in September 1929 was Albert Mitchell, FRGS, who ...
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When we at DB Towers received our copy of Robin Taviner's Somerset Underground Volume 1, we were intrigued to learn that one site that he ...
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A report on the big river caves of Papua New Guinea in the Nakanai Mountains and one on harvesting swiftlet nests in Sarawak by David ...
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It is impossible to either ignore or underrate this fine book, which is part of my triumvirate of classic cave writing dating from the 1950s, ...
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Recently cavers across the UK, as members of the British Caving Association, will have been aware of changes to the way the association is governed, ...
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Here we go with our latest round-up of news and views from around the world. If you see anything you think we might have missed, ...
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Descent 273 has now arrived! If a copy hasn’t reached you, it’s time to head over to Wildplaces Publishing to subscribe now or if you’re ...
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