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New acting secretary of the British Caving Association starts work

Following the recent resignation of Matt Ewles as Secretary of the British Caving Association, we are very pleased to inform our readers that a keen ...
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Descent 274 coming soon with surveying, science and more!

As lockdown restrictions continue, settle down in your favourite armchair with some reading material instead. It’s the next best thing to actually going caving, and ...
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Review: Journeys Beneath the Earth, The Autobiography of a Cave Explorer

Dave William Gill (not to be confused with Dave ‘Icarus’ Gill) will be known to many cavers in this country – and abroad – as ...
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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 ...
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Wells and Mendip Museum at risk – urgent appeal for support

The Wells and Mendip Museum has a long and fruitful relationship with the caving community. The late Herbert E Balch, arguably Mendip's most famous original ...
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Review: Yorkshire Caves and Potholes

As I type, the Craven Pothole Club (CPC) is well into its 91st year. The founder member in September 1929 was Albert Mitchell, FRGS, who ...
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Bucklewell Cave, Avon Gorge, Bristol

When we at DB Towers received our copy of Robin Taviner's Somerset Underground Volume 1, we were intrigued to learn that one site that he ...
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Big rivers, maze caves and a Roman dog – the latest in cave research from the BCRA

A report on the big river caves of Papua New Guinea in the Nakanai Mountains and one on harvesting swiftlet nests in Sarawak by David ...
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Review: One Thousand Metres Down

It is impossible to either ignore or underrate this fine book, which is part of my triumvirate of classic cave writing dating from the 1950s, ...
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Reports on large cave fish from Meghalaya, archaeological sites in Scotland and Derbyshire, ice caves in Yorkshire and carbon dioxide - historically and geologically - ...
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Descent 271 has now arrived! If a copy hasn’t reached you, it’s time to head over to Wildplaces Publishing to subscribe now or if you’re ...
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Introducing guidelines and a standing recording method is one of the aims of next May's BCRA cave archaeology field meeting. It will take place from 8th ...
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Peter Burgess' trusty old Petzl Duo lamp finally gave up the ghost after 15 years. He reports back on its replacement - the Lynx X ...
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In this newsletter ... Latest periodicals now online: CREG Journal 107 is now available online and can be viewed and downloaded by members. This has ...
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  Since 2008, members of the AditNow UK mine exploration forum website have contributed an impressive variety of photographs to calendars, produced each year, which ...
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Descent 271 is about to be posted so to make sure you get your copy take a moment to check whether your subscription is up ...
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In this newsletter ... Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales - volume 2 This book has now been reduced in price to £25. It ...
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On Saturday, 9th November 2019, the University of Bristol Speleological Society brought the public facing part of their centenary year to an end with a ...
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If you've received an email from Matt Ewles, BCA secretary, entitled BCA Ballot - Vote Now, you may have been a little surprised at the ...
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Due to the large volume of recent rainfall in the region, information has been received from Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru that a planned release of water ...
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The BCRA's 30th annual science symposium took place at Keyworth,hosted by the British Geological Survey. I attended the Saturday session and was impressed by the ...
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Descent 270 has now arrived! If a copy hasn’t reached you, it’s time to head over to Wildplaces Publishing to subscribe now or if you’re ...
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In 2019, The University of Bristol Spelaeological Society (UBSS), one of the oldest caving clubs in the country, celebrates 100 years of cave and archaeological ...
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Bob Hall, on behalf of SWCC and the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu Cave Advisory Group, has sent the following information: Changes to the Administration of Access ...
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Descent 270 is about to be posted so to make sure you get your copy take a moment to check whether your subscription is up ...
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The British Cave Research Association is pleased to announce details of the 30th Annual Cave Science Symposium. The Symposium will be hosted by Dr. Andy ...
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The 2019 British Cave Rescue Conference will be hosted by Mendip Cave Rescue at Priddy on the 6th - 8th September. This event, a regular, ...
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