News

Deep, dark and pretty – caves in the latest issue of Descent!

Descent 272 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 ...
Read More

Boulder troubles on Mendip and a collapsing traverse in the Dales

Two reports of instability in caves have reached us. Dave King has sent the following message re Hobnail Hole. "Hobnail Hole is temporarily closed due ...
Read More

Somerset Underground – Volume One. Book Launch

The Mendip Cave Registry and Archive (MCRA) are pleased to announce the launch of Volume 1 of ‘Somerset Underground’, at the Hunters’ Lodge Inn at ...
Read More

The Caves of Mid-West Ireland

UBSS, Bristol. 2019. 364pp, 20 colour photographs, 136 maps and surveys. Hardback, 180mm × 248mm. £20 ISBN 978-0-9545850-1-3 In one sense, Caves of Mid-West Ireland ...
Read More

In the news…

In the news...
In a new feature for 2020, we're now bringing you a round-up of some of the news and views from around the world. Where multiple ...
Read More

Descent 272 coming soon!

Happy New Year to everyone! To celebrate, we have a brand-new photo montage for you featuring the anniversary set of all six Descent covers from ...
Read More

Concrete Evidence – a curious manuscript

Alan Jeffreys recently came across a curious manuscript entitled Concrete Evidence, a speleo novel by Victor Stephen Wignore and reviews it here for Darkness Below ...
Read More

Fish, bones, ice and carbon dioxide – more cave research from the BCRA.

Reports on large cave fish from Meghalaya, archaeological sites in Scotland and Derbyshire, ice caves in Yorkshire and carbon dioxide - historically and geologically - ...
Read More

Skulls, bats and MBEs – here’s the latest issue of Descent!

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 ...
Read More
Hosted by the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland and (to be confirmed) takes place in Dublin 17th 19th June 2016 ...
Read More
Andrew Hinde, the BCA Conservation Officer, has asked that attention is drawn to the CNCC’s new Digging Guidelines - How to get permission to dig ...
Read More
From 13-20 August 2016 the European Speleological Federation meeting (‘Eurospeleo’) is coming to the Yorkshire Dales. The event is being jointly organised by BCA and ...
Read More