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

The next meeting will be held on Saturday 21st May at the British Caving Library at Glutton Bridge near Buxton – please find attached the Agenda. This will be the first face-to-face Council meeting for over 2 years and I do hope that as many DCA Members as possible will be able to attend. As it will be a hybrid meeting it will also be held online via the GoToMeeting platform for those unable to attend in person – the link will be circulated in due course. Following the meeting DCA has organised a couple of events for Members, the details of which are contained in the attached leaflet – I do hope that you will be able to support this initiative.

Mike Higgins DCA Vice-Chair

Meeting Agenda

This year the DCA will be providing a number of courses for cavers of all abilities. Please see the schedule for further details.

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 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.