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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.


Membership is open to Caving Clubs, Individual Members and non-club group Members. Click here for how to join. See here for our constitution.

Latest news ...

DCA is pleased to announce the revival of the Peak District Cave Exploration Prize.

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© Paul Deakin

The competition will follow a similar format as before with the winners receiving 200m of Gleistein 9mm rope.  An additional prize for 2022 has generously been donated by Derbyshire Geotechnical Ltd, comprising a Roughneck 27” round point micro shovel, a 1lb micro pick and 15” mattock and a 1lb micro cutter and 15” mattock. The winner will be the caver or team of cavers who find the most new cave at a single site, by digging, diving or climbing, within the Peak District caving area during the calendar year. If nothing is found, the prize will be carried forward to the next calendar year. The prize will be awarded on an annual basis.

DCA would like to thank Tony Seddon of Starless River for supplying the rope to us at a discount.


The rules are available for download and online (read more below).

The next DCA AGM and Council meeting will be held online on the 21st of February.  The agenda is available on the Meetings page. Officer's reports will be available nearer the date.

The Derbyshire Caving Association is relaunching our SSSI Cave Monitoring Scheme.

To encourage cavers to take place we are running a new competion for full details see the announcement.

The latest issue (155) of the Derbyshire Caver is now available online.

  • Fitting Lids at Cussey Pot and Intake Dale Mine
  • The Intake Dale Mine Extensions
  • Odin Mine’s Grand Re-opening
  • Lid Repairs at JH
  • Eldon Hole Bones Recovery
  • DCRO Hauling Exercise at Eldon Hole
  • SSSI Monitoring Update

Previous issues from 75 onwards are also available thanks to the efforts of Mike Higgins.

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