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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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.
Holme Bank Mine access update
Chatsworth are taking up the apparent dispute with the owner of Holme Hall over access to the bottom entrance to the Mine. In the meantime DCA understands that applications to visit the Mine should continue to be made as usual to Oldfield Design and that for divers and others access will be allowed via Entrance No. 2 known as Smiths Level.
Parking should be as discreet as possible and on no account should the bridleway or the driveway to Holme Hall be obstructed.
However, Smiths Level cannot be used for Wheelchair Access and it is not yet clear whether access via that route is approved by the Mine Inspector for instructed parties.
Jenny Potts, DCA Hon. Sec