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CavedIn ... Helena Trewhitt, Michael Rossiter, Daisy Ferreira and Olivia Evans Third year PR students at UWE Bristol were asked ...
Jeff Wade abseiling in Calf Holes, Yorkshire Dales. Photo courtesy of Rob Eavis

Warning – access to caves around High Birkwith Farm in doubt

High Birkwith Farm is now under new ownership and potentially this could cause problems for access to Calf Holes, Browgill, ...

The BCA is missing you – here’s how to get the newsletter!

Last night the latest BCA newsletter should have popped into your inbox, but the chances are it didn't. Despite earlier ...
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Breaking News: British cave divers also rescued four trapped Thai rescuers in Tham Luang Cave

When Rick Stanton and John Volanthen surfaced in Chamber 3 of Tham Luang Cave on day 6 of the rescue ...

Hidden Earth 2018 – Meet the Darkness Below Team

The Darkness Below team will be out in force at Hidden Earth 2018 in less than two weeks time, and ...

Training: Cave Surveying Group Therion Training Course

The BCA Cave Surveying Group have just announced an Intermediate Therion training course. The scope of this training course is ...
The ‘Definitive Opinion’ on CRoW and Cave Access

The ‘Definitive Opinion’ on CRoW and Cave Access

This article first appeared in the South Wales Caving Club newsletter for April 2018 and is reprinted here with kind ...
A view along the Garndyrrus tram road. Photo: M. Jones

News: Ogof Draenen – Update

Following recent reports of the opening of a new entrance to Ogof Draenen and the statement from the Trustees of ...

News: A Golden Age of Cave Exploration

To celebrate 50 years of pioneering British cave exploration and scientific research, renowned explorers of the subterranean world will come ...
A view along the Garndyrrus tram road. Photo: M. Jones

News: Statement from the Trustees of Pwll Du Cave Management Group

We have been asked by the Trustees of Pwll Du Cave Management Group to publish the following statement, which is also ...

News: BCA November 2017 Newsletter Now Available

The British Caving Association Newsletter for November 2017 is now available on the BCA website. David Rose has now taken ...

News: British Caving Association on Facebook

If you've been watching carefully you'll have noticed over the last couple of months that the BCA have set up ...

News: BCA Ballot Result Announced

The BCA Chairman Andy Eavis has announced the ballot result today via the BCA's Facebook page. In summary all four ...

BCA Ballot – a landowners view

We've been approached today by Ashford Price and asked to publish the following statement. Ashford Price owns land in South ...

The BCA Ballot Explained

If like many cavers in the UK, and some abroad, you have just received an eight page ballot paper either ...

BCA email poll – have you received your email?

The British Caving Association are about to conduct a postal and email ballot of all members and in advance of ...

News: BCA July 2017 Newsletter Now Available

The British Caving Association Newsletter for July 2017 is available on the BCA website. The newsletter contains a report of ...

News: BCA AGM – Constitutional Matters

The BCA AGM was held on Sunday 11th June, with a raft of constitutional matters on the agenda. Darkness Below ...

Descent 255 Coming Soon!

Descent 255 is on its way! Make sure your subscription is up to date so you don’t miss out on ...

A big thumbs up for the BCA Recreational Training Grant

It had never really occurred to me that caving instruction could be so enjoyable and simple to arrange. In the ...
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News: ABIS and BCA Agree Joint Statement

Following the one day closure of showcaves to cavers by the Association of British and Irish Showcaves as a protest ...

EuroSpeleo last call for Salon entries

EuroSpeleo have asked us to remind everyone that the last call for Salon Competition entries is now 1st August (not ...

News: New Rope Research Website

For many years, a small group of enthusiastic individuals have been having a lot of fun breaking caving rope, and ...

Do BCA have your email address?

Since last year the BCA newsletter has only been distributed by email and BCA online are again appealing to cavers via Club ...

News: BCA July Newsletter is now available

The latest edition of the British Caving Association's Newsletter for July 2016 is now available. The contents include: a message ...

News: BCA Publishes Minimal Impact Caving Guidelines

After several years of work by the Conservation & Access Committee, BCA has now published its Minimal Impact Caving Guidelines ...

News: Showcaves Closed To Cavers In Protest Against BCA CroW Campaign

Statement from the Association of British and Irish Showcaves. The Association of British and Irish Showcaves ( ABIS ) is ...

Access: CRoW update – divisions deepen

The issue of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 continues to divide the caving community. As we reported ...

News: BCA February News Page now available

The latest edition of the British Caving Association's Newsletter for February 2016 is now available. The contents include: news about ...

Reflections on developments in the CRoW debate

More Press coverage A publicised visit by two Members of Parliament to Gaping Ghyll was reported here a few days ...

Event: BCA 2016 AGM Notice – Could YOU be BCA’s new Secretary?

The current Secretary of the British Caving Association, Damian Weare, will not be seeking re-election at this year's AGM in ...

Update: Drws Cefn and Ogof Draenen – landowners’ reaction

The landowners who own access to the UK's second longest cave, Ogof Draenan, have made it clear that they won't be ...

Update: More news on Drws Cefn legal threats

We reported on 24 November 2015 about the legal action threatened by cavers Stuart France and Nigel Rogers against Natural ...

News: Cavers Threaten Legal Proceedings Against Landowners

Cavers Stuart France and Nigel Rogers are involved in the on-going dispute over closing or gating the Drws Cefn entrance ...
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Event: BCA Training Committee Meeting

British Caving Association Training Committee Meeting To see all events coming up take a look at our Underground Calendar ...

New job at BCA

Do you fancy working for the British Caving Association? Along with the news that the two of the BCA council ...

BCA Newsletters now online

The latest edition of the BCA newsletter is now available (October 2015). This is the first electronic only newsletter - ...
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Eurospeleo 2016

From 13-20 August 2016 the European Speleological Federation meeting (‘Eurospeleo’) is coming to the Yorkshire Dales. The event is being ...
BCA Council Meeting

BCA Council Meeting

BCA Council Meeting ...