Darkness Below UK is very much a group effort, it can’t exist without information, stories and other contributions provided by cavers and miners both from the UK and elsewhere around the world.

This page is a quick “thank you” for their otherwise unrewarded efforts and offers of help.

If we’ve missed anyone please let us know!



Peter Burgess

Graham Mullan

Linda Wilson


Feature Writer:

Sharon Wheeler


Image Editor:

Sue Morton


Site Design and Administrator:

Tony Brocklebank


Site Photographs:

Stuart Alldred

Chris Howes – Wild Places Publishing



Stephen Ainley

Chris Binding

Neil Brock

Chris Burnley

Peter Dennis

Rob Eavis

Paul Fairman

Roy Fellows

Chris Fox

Andy Freem

Antonia Freem

Peter Glanvill

Axel Hack

Pete Hann

Jack Healy

Tom Howard

Chris Howes

Mark Jenkinson

Chris Jewell

M Jones

Simon Jones

Pete Knight

Tony Littler

Saadat Lotfizadeh

Kev Lockwood Photography

Tom Lord

Fleur Loveridge

Tzvetan Ostromsky

Frank Pearson

Sid Perou

PR Thai Government

Dave Ramsay

Allan Richardson

Andrea Roberts

Dirk van Rooyen

Tim Rose

Estelle Sandford

Robbie Shone

Duncan Simey

Vince Simmonds

Chris Smart

Toby Speight

Speleological Union of Ireland

Nigel Steel

Paul Stillman

Allan Summerfield

Mathabela Tsikoane

University of the Witwatersrand

Paul Warrilow

Paul Wilman

Les Williams

Tracy Williams


A big thanks to the following for their contributions:

Andrew Atkinson

Charles Bailey

Chris Binding

Angharad Brewer Gillham

Eoghan Conlon O’Neill

John Conway

John Cordingley

Chris Densham

Keith Edwards

Roy Fellows

Helen Frawley

Antonia Freem

Kayleigh Gilkes

Andy Hall

Brendan Hall

Nick Harding

Chris Howes

Alan Jeffries

Simon Kenyon-Smith

Pete Knight

Phil Knight

Faye Litherland

Tim Long

Luis Lopes

Tom Lord

Fleur Loveridge

Paul McWhinney

Bob Mehew

Mike Moore

Becky Morris

Gina Moseley

Sid Perou

Jenny Potts

Graham Price

Dave Ramsay

Neal Reaich

David Rose

Estelle Sandford

Vince Simmonds

Chris Smart

Chris Smith

Toby Speight

Speleological Union of Ireland

Thom Starnes

Allan Summerfield

Herman de Swart

Dave Tyson

Paul Warrilow

Jonathan Williams


Club and Organisation Contributors:

Cambrian Mines Trust: Roy Fellows

Earby Pothole Club: Tony Brocklebank

Mendip Cave Rescue: Nigel Taylor

Red Rose Cave and Pothole Club: Andy Hall

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association: David Dennis

Wealden Cave and Mine Society: Peter Burgess

Wessex Cave Club: Noel Cleave

Wild Places Publishing: Chris Howes


Companies and other organisations who’ve helped out:


Wild Places Publishing