Derbyshire
Caving
Association

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.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
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 94 - January/March 1997
  • A Dive  (with a difference) in Peak Cavern
  • Conservation & Access
  • Caving for Beginners
  • DCRO Reports
  • RIGS and Current Progress
  • Ispitivanje Korodiranih Karibinera Stubai
  • Novija Speleološka Istraživanja Na BRDU Lipnik
  • Ladyside Pot
  • Conservation and Formations in Caves
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 93 - October/December 1996
  • A Tricky Time to Drop In
  • Conservation & Access
  • OCC Dives Bagshawe
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Introduction to Caving (part 2)
  • Magnesian Limestone Update
  • Giants Hole, East Canal
  • Bagshawe Resurgence Breakthrough
  • Caving Codger's Corner (part 2)
  • Recent Work in the Manifold Valley
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 92 - July/September 1996
  • Montesole Chalk Mine
  • Giant's Hole Sump Dive - 1946
  • Magnesian Limestone Update
  • Introducing Caving to Beginners
  • Plackett Mine Caverns
  • Dangers of Firedamp
  • P8 Perryfoot, Halley's Sump (upstream)
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 91 - April/June 1996
  • Camcorders Underground
  • Regionally IImportant Geological Sites Meteing Report
  • Lathkill Dale SSSI
  • Radon Made Easy
  • Consdervation and Access
  • Chesterfield in Yorkshire
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 90 - February 1996
  • Perryfoot/Doctor Jackson's Complex
  • Cave Discovery Fund Doscoveries
  • Main Rising  - Speedwelll Cavern
  • Conservation & Access
  • DCRO Reports 
  • C.E.C.S Off and Cop This
  • Caving Club Training and Assessment Scheme
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 89 - December 1995
  • Peak Cavern - Dry Route?
  • Conservation and Access
  • Note on Hangover Hole Survey
  • Eldon Quarry Update
  • Abseiling from Millers Dale Bridge
  • Bolting Update
  • DCRO Snippets
  • Survey of Hangover Hole
  • Update on Manifold Valley
  • Ilam Risings Dye Tests
  • Mandale Mine
  • Going a Little Potty
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 88 - July 1995
  • Technique Tip
  • Conservation & Access
  • K9 Kaving Again
  • Acid Rain
  • Magnesian Limestone
  • Giants - Filthy Five Exchange
  • DCA Library
  • DCRO Rescue Reports
  • Ashford Black Marble Mine Access Agreement
  • Herne Hill Extension
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 87 - April 1995
  • Eldon Continued ...
  • Bolting Update
  • DMM Resin Types
  • Magnesian Limestone
  • "Hard" Cavers Wanted! 
  • Recent Discoveries
  • Repairs to Knotlow
  • Conservation and Access
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 86 - February 1995
  • Eldon Quarry
  • Helping a Russion Caver
  • Moose Cave
  • Creswell Crags
  • Report from Darfar
  • Manifold Valley Caves
  • Snippets from Ivan
  • Magnesian Limestone Part II
  • Tearsall Pipe Breakthrough
  • DCRO Reports
  • C & A Observations
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 85 - November 1994
  • Pak - Britain 1994 
  • Manifold Valley
  • Book Reviews
  • Magnesian Limestone Caves
  • DCA Library
  • Bolt Update
  • Bolt Testing
  • Cavers Letter - Getting it Right?
  • Eldon Hole
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 84 - July 1994
  • Norman Davenport
  • Deliberations on a plan for Cave Conservation
  • Derbyshire Cave Resuce Report
  • British Cave Rescue Organisation Report
  • The Proper Capping of Mine Shafts
  • The C&A Officers Comments on the Cave Conservatin Article
  • What the Paper Say
  • Bold Check
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 83 - April 1994
  • NCA/DCA Training Weekend
  • Animals and the Underground Environment
  • Lathkill Update
  • The Popping out of the Turtle's Head  in Shag's Sump
  • Thefts from Vehicles
  • DCA Working Party
  • DMM "ECO" Hangers
  • Caving and Archaeology
  • Conservation and Access
  • Hypothermia-
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 82 - February 1994
  • National Rivers Authority Extracts
  • Can You Dig It?
  • FIDONET and Caving
  • Magnesian Limestone Caves East of the Pennines
  • Batham Pot Cleared?
  • Letter to Editor
  • Peak Cavern Update
  • Lathkill Head Cave
  • Letter in Reply to a Report in DCA N/L No. 80
  • P Zero - It's Lid and Other Derbyshire Lids
  • Instructing Underground
  • Porth Yr Ogof
  • Handbooks
  • Rope Clamp Standard
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 81 - October 1993
  • Eldon Hole
  • K9 Cavlng
  • Caving on Four Legs
  • Raven Lays an Egg
  • Derbyshire Newspaper Extracts
  • SSSI Report
  • Your Letters Page
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 80 - July 1993
  • Shock and Re-Belays
  • DMM Location Update
  • NCA DMM Installation Programme
  • Cave Rescue Repcrts 1992
  • OCC Cottage
  • Conservation & Access
  • News fron Other Areas
  • Scottish: Dlscovery
  • Owl Hoie
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 79 - January 1993
  • Brlghtgate Cave, A Back Door
  • Stop Press - Ball Eye Closure
  • DCRO Rescue Reports
  • Cavers Beware!
  • Conservation & Access
  • Your Lettars Page ..
  • News from Other Areas
  • Thleves Caught|
  • RADON
  • Gold at Matlock
  • The Derbyshlre Caverns
  • DCA Tralning Offlcer
  • New French Cave
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 78 - October 1992
  • Devonshire Caverns
  • DCRO  Report 1991
  • Wet Ladder Hang
  • Beech Tree Hole - Update
  • Tearsall Pipe Caverns No.2 and Brightgate Cave
  • No Access
  • From Other Areas
  • Twenty One Facts about Derbyshire Caves and Cavers
  • Your Letters
  • DCA's DMM Bolt Locations
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 77 - June/July 1992
  • Peak Cavern Update (+ survey)
  • DCA's Position in Relation to Peak Cavern
  • Recent Developments in the Manifold Valley
  • Two New Trips in Derbyshire
    • Lathkill Head Cave, Top Entrance
    • Peak Cavern, White  River Series
  • Two Matlock Mine levels {+ survey)
  • Your Letters: NCA/DCA, DCA Training
  • WelI Head Spring, Middleton by Youlgreave (+ map)
  • DCRO Rescue Reports: Nos 223 to 232
  • British Cave Rescue Council - Incident Report for 1990 
  • DCA Officers for 1991/1992
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 76 - June 1991
  • Peak Cavern Update
  • Claustrophobla Crawl, Bagshawe Cavern
  • The Nallonal Body for British Caving
  • DCRO Rescue Report
  • Tralning Officer's Update
  • Open Letter to DCA CounciI Meeting
  • Yew Tree Cave, Pleasley Vale.
  • Dates for Your Diary
  • Your Letters Page - by Mr. A Wells
  • DCA Library Additions
  • DCA 0fficers for 1991-1992