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BCA: fee increase explained

Zac Woodford, the British Caving Association's new Publications and Information Officer, explains why BCA needs to raise membership fees and demonstrates why BCA still provides ...
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Cave and Karst Science Vol 51 No 1: Speleothems, Shrimps and Fungus

The latest edition of the BCRA’s Cave and Karst Science contains five main papers, and a photo feature. It begins, however, with tributes to David ...
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Descent 297: Caving Across the Globe

From tight and wet digs in Derbyshire, to the discovery of huge river caves in Indonesia, the latest issue of Descent covers it all. Peter ...
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Descent 297 coming soon!

Descent 297 is now being printed and should be available on 13th April. In Newsdesk, we have a report of ice caves found on a ...
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Somerset Rockfalls: Fairy Cave Quarry and Goatchurch Cavern

The entrance to Goatchurch Cavern with the recent rockfall on the left. Photo: Wayne Starsmore The wet winter of 2023/24 is probably the cause of ...
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Descent 296: coming out soon

The next issue of Descent magazine is due out shortly. If you haven’t got a subscription, go to the link at the end of this ...
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The Restoration of Main’s Barn, Priddy

The old stone barn on the edge of Priddy Green, Somerset, has been used by cavers for many decades, and by 2023 was in serious ...
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Mine of Information added to National Collections

A rich seam detailing what lies beneath the surface of the UK has been donated to two major libraries for researchers to dig into. The ...
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Cave and Karst Science Vol 50 No 3: Biology, Archaeology and … Muons!

The latest edition of the BCRA’s Cave and Karst Science contains six main papers, some shorter forum pieces, including meeting reports and photo features; it ...
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The latest issue of Descent Magazine is out, in good time for Christmas. Descent 295 arrived on the author’s doormat a few days ago, with ...
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The next issue of Descent magazine is due out shortly. If you haven’t got a subscription, go to the link at the end of this ...
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Cover: Geoff Yeadon in Frake’s Passage, Kingsdale, Yorkshire Dales. Photo: Mark Burkey Descent has a smart new cover style, with a new logo first spotted ...
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The BCRA Cave Science Symposium and AGM is taking place on 21st and 22nd October 2023 in Leeds ...
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The 2023 JRat Digging Award presentation will take place in the Long Room of the Hunter’s Lodge Inn, Priddy, Somerset on Saturday 25th November. The ...
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Rick Stanton at Hidden Earth 2018
  The publications of 2021 were particularly fine, both in quality and quantity, causing the shortlist for the Tratman Award to be much longer than ...
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Access has been restored to a popular Mendip mine. The Council of Southern Caving Clubs (CSCC) has negotiated a new access agreement to Singing River ...
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Paul Taylor's Otter Hole Film is now available on a USB Memory Stick. This comes complete with the "short version" of the film which has ...
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There are five main papers, two short Forum pieces and a Photo Feature in the latest edition of the BCRA's Cave and Karst Science, but ...
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The Charterhouse Caving Co. Ltd. has gone paperless, exchanging the old paper permits for new electronic ones. And they're free. Since the Dawn of Time ...
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Descent 293 is now published and without further ado, here is a review! There is one article in this issue that, for me, stands out ...
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The next issue of Descent magazine is due out on August 5th. If you haven’t got a subscription, go to the link at the end ...
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Peter Burgess attended another NAMHO conference and reports his impressions. With a great set of talks, field trips and social events it seems to have ...
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After a long break, Hidden Earth will be held again this Autumn. Hidden Earth, the UK's major caving event has been missing from the calendar ...
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Cave diver and photographer Martyn Farr has produced a tempting array of descriptions and photographs of 100 cave and mine sites. Hidden Realms aims to ...
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Descent 292 has been out for several days now, but with summer in full swing, I have only just found the time to sit down ...
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Dave King, ATLAS digger, invites you to a weekend of digging, caving and two BBQs in Somerset this summer. 2023 is the 50th Anniversary of ...
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A really good mining book comes along from time to time. Mike Moore reviews a newly-published volume on an important slate quarry in North Wales ...
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