The latest news concerning caving in the Peak District and the DCA. National caving news can be found on the BCA website.

The latest issue (154) of the Derbyshire Caver is now available online.

  • The Great Perryfoot Car-park Clean-up
  • Slitherstones Mine Capping Jobs
  • The Backwater Aven Discovery
  • Pilkington’s 1789 Grand Underground Tour of Castleton
  • Eldon Quarry Access
  • Covid, Caving and Bats
  • Intake Dale Mine Repairs

Previous issues from 89 onwards are also available thanks to the efforts of Mike Higgins.

The 2021 DCA AGM and Council meeting will be held online on the 22nd February starting as 7:30pm. All welcome.

For details see here

UPDATED 16/09/2020

An online council meeting will take place on the 28th September from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.  The agenda and officer's reports are available. Details for joining will be published shortly.

Update on Covid-19 & caving activities 1/6/2020

Updated 1/6/2020

The DCA have been asked for advice on returning to caving and we felt that we should update cavers on the current local situation. We are not here to police caving or advise one way or the other. What we have chosen to do is to lay out some of the facts as they currently are and highlight any information from relevant bodies or organisations.

A statement from the DCApdf

The DCA is scheduled to have a council meeting on Sat 6th June 2020. This meeting has been cancelled  because of the current COVID-19 restrictions. We hope to hold the scheduled October Council meeting, and will make an announcement nearer the time.

We may not be undertaking activities in and around Derbyshire but your officers are still working in the background on a couple of projects.  An officers meeting was held  in April to discuss BCA issues and we will hold further meetings as required,  prior to our next open council meeting

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact me via the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.