The aim of the Derbyshire Caving Association is to foster the spirit of co-operation between organisations and individuals interested in any aspect of caving and kindred subjects in the area of Derbyshire and vicinity and to foster co-operation between the caving world and other bodies or individuals.
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Cave Conservation - new publications
Minimal Impact Caving Guidelines
The BCA has published Minimal Impact Caving Guidelines, these detail the measures that cavers should take to reduce our impact on caves when on purely recreational trips and when exploring new ground (including digs)..
Cave Conservation Code
The Cave Conservation Code provide an easily remembered set of principles that when followed will help us preserve the underground world.
- Cave with care and thought for the environment.
- Disturb nothing whether living or geological.
- Avoid touching formations.
- Keep to marked routes and never cross conservation tapes.
- Take nothing but photographs.
- Do not pollute the cave, leave nothing behind.
Two posters for display are available.
New Online Access Guide
Introducing the online Peak District Access Guide and Cave Registry. This guide has been colated from the late John Beck's Peak District Cave Registry in combination with the access information and rigging diagrams from the DCA Peak District Access and Rigging Guide, last published in 2012, with appropriate updates.
The guide allows cave details to be found by name or location. The location can be specified as a place name or by selecting a point on a map.
The guide software has kindly supplied by Matt Voysey, who wrote it originally for the Mendips Cave Registry, and has adapted it for the DCA requirements. Wayne Sheldon prepared the data for the guide with assistance from Angus Sawyer.
The DCA will endevour to keep the guide upto date, feedback, corrections and additions are welcome and can be submitted using feedbacks forms linked from each cave entry.