The latest news concerning caving in the Peak District and the DCA. National caving news can be found on the BCA website.
Herne Hill Caves
Information Circular 2017 no.2 available
The lastest DCA Information Circular is now available here, including news of access difficulties at Herne Hill Caves and Mouldridge Mine.
Minutes of the AGM and Council meeting held on 25th of February 2017 are now available.
Eyam Dale House Cave - New access arrangements
Eyam Dale House Cave has been out of action for the last few years, the late John Beck used to administer access and provide a key to cavers when they called at Glebe Cottage. John's death and the change of ownership of Eyam Dale House, meant a new access agreement had to be arranged. The new owner wasn't living in the village so reaching him was troublesome but Eyam resident, Ian Smith managed to get a note to him, I managed to reach him and negotiated the new access agreement via email. Access was to be from Eyam Dale below and the lid had to be secured, without bothering the landowner for the key.
It's SSSI cave monitoring time again - 2017! See SSSI Monitoring Surveys site for details….
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.