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

The new owners of the New Bath Hotel are installing "No Parking" notices on the overflow parking spot. This is not aimed at cavers but the general public who are using this space for BBQ’s, leaving rubbish, etc. Cavers are informally advised to avoid this parking area for a few weeks until it calms down and then the hotel will issue a temporary permit for cavers to collect from reception

Please take note of this and if you really must use this parking area in the next few weeks, please go and ask at the hotel reception.

Pete Knight, DCA Projects / PICA

The latest issue of 'The Derbyshire Caver' now available online and in colour.

From the Peak Cavern key holders

We have had a report that the bung ladder may be damaged and unusable and people should plan their trips accordingly. The bottom two rungs are missing and until the water levels recede it is difficult to determine the stability of the remaining rungs.

We are closely monitoring the water levels and will do our best to get accurate and up to date information on the condition of the ladder as soon as it is available.

You can still safely visit either end of the Bung ladder by whatever route you choose to get there.

The lastest DCA Information Circular is now available, as are the minutes for the DCA AGM and Council meetings held on the 24th February.

The lastest DCA Information Circular is now available here, including news of anchor issues in JH.

The next DCA Council Meeting is on Saturday 28th October in Monyash Village Hall.