Mendip Cave Rescue

Covid-19 Rule Changes and Caving

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 fairly clear - "you can cave - but please don't, ...

Losing yourself down the rabbit hole – an anthology of Mendip cave rescues

If you're anticipating having a lot of time on your hands and wondering what on earth you are going to do with your time during what could be a protracted period of social distancing, then ...

News: Two Rescues at Box Mines, Wiltshire

Firefighters and cave rescuers have had to attend Box Mines near Corsham, Wiltshire, twice in three days to assist parties in trouble underground. On 2 July 2017, Corsham Fire and Rescue assisted a group of ...

News: 2016 J-Rat Digging Award Won by Tween Twins Team

The eighth annual J-Rat Digging Award winner was announced last night (19th November) at Priddy Village Hall during a joint celebration with the Mendip Cave Rescue, whose 80th anniversary falls this year. The Award is ...

Event: Mendip Cave Rescue 80th Anniversary and J-Rat Digging Award 2016

This year the MCR will be 80 years old, and to celebrate they are having a party, to be held in Priddy Village Hall on Saturday the 19th November. The annual J-Rat Digging Award will ...

News: Swildons Rescue 11 February 2016

In the early hours of the 11 February, a rescue took place in Swildon's Hole, Priddy, on the Mendips. This following report has been received from Nigel Taylor, who acted as MCR surface controller: "An ...

News: Urgent Appeal – Floods in the North

Cavers know all about self-help. We all have to be very self-reliant in all that we do underground. And this is reflected in the fact that all cave rescue teams are completely voluntary organisations manned ...