Southern News

News: Steady Progress in Upper Flood Swallet

Si Flower and Andrew Atkinson of UBSS have been making progress following the stream in Upper Flood Swallet. The pair, with occasional assistance from John Bennetts (UBSS) and Rob Adams (BEC),  began work at a ...

News: Hunters Lodge Inn Sink, Somerset, Closed Due To Deliberate Vandalism

A report has just been received by Darkness Below of deliberate vandalism to Hunters Lodge Inn Sink on Mendip. We are sad to report that Hunters Lodge Inn Sink will be closed for at least ...

Event: Report on Southern CHECC

Darkness Below has received a report on the recent Southern CHECC 2016, held in the Mendips on the 4th-6th of March. Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone involved in the organisation of this event ...

News: Progress at Tankard Shaft, Somerset

In January, Darkness Below reported that work had started on a new dig called Tankard Shaft, an undocumented mine shaft, tantalisingly close to Tankard Hole, itself a promising dig abandoned in the 1950's. The dig team ...

Research: Searching for Cryogenic Cave Crystals

Special calcite crystals that form when water freezes to ice in a cave have been discovered in Wookey Hole. Now the researchers would like your help to know if they exist elsewhere in the UK ...