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

A summary of the BCA CRoW Poll Result can be found on this page. There is also a link to a PDF file containing the detailed survey report.

It has just been reported that there is a problem on the track leading to Giants Hole at the sharp bend where the track to Peakshill Farm leaves the B6061 road. Cavers driving down to the parking place for Giants Hole are advised to go very cautiously past this point at present.

Jenny Potts, DCA Hon. Secretary.

A new bolt has been fitted to Jugholes lower adit today (5/4/2014). Take a spanner, you have been warned!

DCA have replaced deteriorating anchors on the upstream pitches beyond Down in the Sewer in Winnats Head Cave with new anchors under the BCA Anchor Scheme (see topo). All the new anchors have stainless steel maillons attached to limit corrosion. Note that DCA is not responsible for any ropes attached.

This will added to the DCA Handbook revisions section of this site.

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Change to access arrangements for Peak Cavern/Speedwell system.

The website for access guidelines and trip availability can be found at www.peakspeedwell.info

The Peak keyholders would prefer it if cavers could use the website and the following emails:

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Alan Brentnall - 01663 746476 will take the calls for anybody who doesn't have email and would like to book a trip.

Jenny Potts, DCA Hon. Secretary.

Note that this will added to the DCA Handbook revisions section of this site.