Welcome to the new DCA Web Site
11/7/13:- Cave Conservation Plan for Waterways Swallet. NEW!
10/10/2013 - Clarification of the situation at Eldon Hill Quarry, thanx to Pete Mellors of DCA:-
The agreement between DCA, Chatsworth and Natural England allows for digs to be started or resumed in the Quarry without the need for further permissions to be sought or obtained.
The only stipulation is that all trips to the Quarry are logged, (see above document), and DCA has agreed to implement this and so monitor the visiting situation on behalf of Chatsworth, the tenant farmer, and Natural England, largely in case of damage or threats to the scientific interest of the site. Cavers are asked, in other words, to keep it low key, fill in the logbook, and please dig responsibly and thereby safeguard the access we now have.
2/4/2013 - New Anchor Tests Reports.
3/11/12 - Latest update on CO2 levels in Nettle Pot.
The New DCA Handbook and Amendments to the 2012 handbook can be found on this page.
If you want to get hold of the long awaited Caves of the Peak District Book, click here.
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.
Derbyshire Caving Association
3 Greenway, Hulland Ward
Ashbourne. DE6 3FE