The Derbyshire Caving Association have launched an online guide to Derbyshire caves in the form of the DCA Cave Registry, a new resource which builds on earlier work by John Beck, among many others, and software from the Mendip Cave Registry and Archive, by kind permission of Matt Voysey.
You can find the main search page at http://thedca.org.uk/dca-cr/registry/registrysearch.php and search either by cave name, location, place, address, postcode or OS grid reference, alternatively you can simply search on a map.
Cave name searches return a map showing the location and data including length, depth and altitude as well as access details and references. PDF Rigging guides are also available for some caves. Location searches show all caves within a radius of 100m to 2km.
The full registry can also be viewed in Google Earth as the screen shot below shows.
The registry should also be of interest to miners as sites are classified as caves, mines, digs, shafts, risings or swallets.
Overall a very useful new tool which also works on mobile devices – perhaps getting lost will be a thing of the past!