Derbyshire
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The Derbyshire Caver

latest coverThe Derbyshire Caver is the Newsletter of the DCA.

Annual subscription for 4 issues posted to you: £10.00

Published quarterly. Price £2 a copy.  (Over the counter in the Mining Museum at Matlock Bath and the Old Smithy café at Monyash.)

 Previous editions of the newsletter are available below.

pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 114 - Summer 2002
  • Conservation & Archaeology
  • Peak Cavem round-up
  • The Grout Season
  • Book Review - Rocks & Scenery
  • Idiots leap here!
  • Oxlow/Speedwell/Lathkill/Suicide Cave news
  • Nickergrove / Far Sump Ext. news
  • DCRO Duck Race
  • Dowsing in the Hamps & Manifold map (pt 2)
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 113 - Spring 2002
  • Jug Holes shaft restoration project
  • Mandale Mine
  • Peak Caven round-up
  • DCA policy on CroW 2000
  • Jug Holes/Hillocks/F&M news
  • Clean ups/Eco-Hangers & Ropes
  • DCRO callout reports and information
  • Going Quackers!
  • Dowsing in the Hamps & Manifold
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 112 - Winter 2001
  • Peak/ Speedwell activities
  • History of High Rake lead mine
  • Hillocks & Peak Cavem clean-up
  • Jug Holes Adit restoration project
  • DCRO Radio Losation Exercise
  • Spot of Historical Hydrology - part III
  • Herne - The Legend
  • Hidden Earth recalled
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 111 - Autumn 2001
  • P7
  • Peak/ Speedwell activities
  • Fallgate Caves
  • Thefts / Suicide Rescue
  • History of High Rake lead mine
  • Dumble Hole Swallet
  • Spot of Historical Hydrology - part II
  • Hidden Earth 2001
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 110 - Summer 2001
  • Level 7
  • Moss Chamber clean up
  • Hoften's Cross Swallet
  • Peak/Speedwell Update
  • Adopt a Cave
  • Winster night out
  • Carsington Youth Games day
  • Caving after CRoW
  • Hidden Earth 2001
  • There's always Hope
  • A Spot of Historical Hydrology - Part I
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 109 - Spring 2001
  • Digging Round Up
  • Peak Ropes/Odin Slopes
  • Peak/Speedwell activities
  • A view of Monyash
  • Devonshire /Knotlow/Holme Bank reports
  • Foot & Mouth waming
  • Trust an Eco?
  • Mineral Cotlectors and the law
  • Giant's maillons
  • Masson Hill audit
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 108 - Winter 2000
  • Crock Pot - new cave
  • Crock Pot Survey
  • What's lurking in Knotlow!
  • Peak/Speedwell activities
  • Durham Edge Swallet - new cave
  • Water Icicle naughties
  • DCRO rescue reports
  • Oxlow/Nettle updates
  • Another P8 story
  • Hypothermia Crawl - revisited
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 107 - Autumn 2000
  • DCRO Pitch Hauling at Jug Holes
  • Peak Cavem conservation work
  • Eldon & Whalf pipe get attention
  • Devonshire Cavern & Oxlow-be warned
  • Bagshawe Cavern - exploration update.
  • Collapses in Long Rake Spar Mine
  • Ecton Mines - request for artefacts
  • Dumping in Mines & Caves
  • JH warning of loose bolts
  • Masson Hill audit
  • Dumble Hole Swallet extensions
  • Masson Hill audit info form
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 106 - Summer 2000
  • Eldon Hole, Titan, P8, New Website
  • Break-in at P8, Merlin's Mine 4
  • Robin's Shaft Mine
  • Bagshawe Cavern - Part I
  • The Dowel Dale Dives - 1999's exploration of the sumps in Dowel Dale Side Pot
  • The 1965 Carleswark Cavern Rescue
  • Hitch'n'Hike website
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 105 - Spring 2000
  • Letters & Did You Know?
  • North Sump Rift Extension
  • North Sump Surveys
  • Tony Gibbs Speaks!
  • Tony Gibbs Speaks Some More!
  • Tony Gibbs Speaks Even More!!!!
  • A Trip With English Nature
  • Farnsley Lane & Eldon Digs
  • Caving News
  • Rescue Reports
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 104 - Spring 2000
  • The Dowel Sumps Investigated
  • Peak Cavern, Rescue Reports, Oxlow
  • Hubberdale
  • Derbyshire Caving News
  • More Derbyshire Caving News
  • Even More Derbyshire Caving News!
  • Meet The People
  • Obituary
  • CCC Pay Tribute To Terry Rayner
  • Review - TSG Website & Stop Press
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 103 - Autumn 1999
  • Knotlowpollution
  • News From The Pegasus
  • Ribden Swallet No.3
  • Dowel Dale Side Pot & Streaks Pot
  • European Speleological Congress, Robin's Shaft Mine
  • Trouble Spots
  • Eldon Hole & Greenwatch Awards
  • The Deepdale Shaft
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 102 - Summer 1999
  • Knotlow Pollution
  • Eldon Hole
  • Henry's Hole
  • Trouble spots
  • Derbyshire News & Potterings (including Titan update)
  • Cavers Workshop
  • Dye Tracing in The Peak District
  • Mountbatten Pot
  • Devonshire Diving
  • Holding Up The Roof!
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 101 - Spring 1999
  • Climbing in the Peak / Speedwell System
  • Digging in the Peak - English Nature's stance
  • Deep Dale Adit - Who git it wrong then?!
  • Peak Cavern System lnscriptions
  • Mr PB. Smith - Master Caver
  • TSG 16  - Latest journal reviewed
  • The latest Derbyshire based club joumal reviewed
  • Whalf Mine Climbing Shaft
  • Titan! - Moose, Shaun & the lads find something rather large
  • Little Monk's Hole
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 100 - Winter 1998
  • The "Rumble in the Dumble" - TSG discoveries at Ashover
  • Discoveries in Deep Dale - Orpheus activities.
  • Youlgreave - More Orpheus - God bless 'em.
  • An A - Z of Derbyshire Caving
  • Dragon Cave Diving Expedition - "What we did on our holidays" by the Pegasus.
  • Skullduggery - Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones.
  • Dowel Dale Side Pot - The truth behind the TSG "World Depth Attempt".
pdf.pngThe Derbyshire Caver No. 99 - Autumn 1998
  • "If Yer Not 'Ard, Yer Shunt 'Ave Come"
  • Major Archaeological Discovery by Pegasus
  • Bagshawe - And The Tale of a Diving Torch & Diving  in Perryfoot
  • Obituary - Bosh Wilde
  • The re-capping of Nettle Pot
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 98 - Summer 1998
  • Derbyshire Potterings - Including Manifold dye tracing
  • Democratic Dig
  • The Aldery Cliff Caves
  • Placenta Pot, Aldery Cliff Fissure & The Pit Hole
  • The Oldest Mine in the Peak
  • The Peak in the Papers
  • Book Review "CCC Handbook"
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 97 - Spring 1998
  • Derbyshire Potterings
  • Read This (or Die Horribly)!
  • Ricklow Quarry Caves
  • Rescue News
  • The Peak In The Papers
  • Slovacka Jama & Henry's Hole
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 96 - Autumn 1997
  • DCA Wins Barclay Card VIP Regional Award
  • Dumble Hole Swallet - Ashover
  • Placenta Pot
  • Placenta Pot Survey
  • Deep Rake  - New Passage
    • New Cave No 1, Blizzard Cave, 18th Aprit 1995
    • Two New Caves,21st April 1995
  • Of Toast Racks and Ceiling Tiles (a Nenthead exploration)
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 95 - April/June 1997
  • Recent Work in the Hamps Valley
  • The Invasion of the Gate People
  • Introducing Caving to Begginers
  • Orpheus CC Cottage 
  • Bagshawe Resurgence
  • The Garden Path
  • Conservation & Access
  • Carder Low
  • Snippets from Speleo'zin 
  • What the Papers Say
  • Access to Lathkill Head