Derbyshire
Caving
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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.pngDCA Newsletter 75 - January 1991
  • The Anglo-Soviet Pamirs Expedition 1990
  • Recent Developments in the Manifold Valley, Staffordshire
  • A Derbyshire Roundup NCA/DCA Training Workshop Report, Oct. 27/Z8th. 1990
  • Peak Cavern Update
  • DCRO Rescue Reports, April to September 1990
  • What the Papers Say
  • Your Letters Page
  • DCA Officers for 1990
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 72 - February 1990
  • Top Sumps P8 - Some further thoughts
  • DCRO Rescue Reports - Juiy 1988 to August l989
  • Peak Cavern - The Mendip Beer Monster's Secret Taproom
  • Recent Explorations in the Eyam Area
  • Equipment and Safety Notes
  • Caves of Derbyshire - New Edition lmminent
  • Conference on Radon in British Caves
  • Conservation and Access Officer's Report for 1988
  • What the Papers say about Us
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 71 - August 1989
  • Water Tracing Project, Ilam, Staffs, 1987 & 1989
  • British Cave Rescue Council - Incident Report 1988
  • Conservation Guidelines for Peak Cavern
  • Peak Cavern System Update
  • Jamming of a Rope in a Chest Mounted Croll
  • What the Papers Say - The Gaping Gill Fatality
  • DCA Officers for 1989
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 70 - May 1989
  • Peak Cavern System Update (Plus surveys of recent extensions)
  • What the Papers Say
  • NCA Rope Project Report
  • Access for Hazelbadge Cave
  • Local News
  • Caving with Cubes
  • Letter to the Editor
  • News
  • The Cambrian Caving Council
  • DCA Officers for 1989
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 69 - February 1989
  • Water Traclng Project
  • Peak Cavern Update
  • No Threat to our Caves
  • A Wlnters Tale
  • The Eyam Edge Swallets
  • Radon Observations Wlthln the Peak
  • Pounder Lane Cave, Bonsall
  • Draft Guldelines on the Construction and Use of Winches
  • Englne Close Mlne
  • Conservation & Access Officers Report for 1989
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 68 - October 1988
  • The Worst Ever?
  • Peak Cavern - Updale
  • New Access Arrangements - Knotlow.
  • New Finds in Clatterway Level
  • BCRA New Publications
  • 15 Years of Digging in the Eyam Area
  • The Malham Generator
  • Equipment Problems
  • New Threat to our Caves?
  • Hemmingslow Swallet
  • Freezeland Mine
  • It Must be True, It's In The Papers!
  • DCA Library List
  • Review - "The Red Dragon"
  • TSG New Journal
  • DCA 0fficers for 1988
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 67 - July 1988
  • Peak Cavern Update
  • "New" Caves of Debyshire
  • DCRO Report
  • Harborough Rocks Cave
  • The Structure of British Caving
  • Letter to the Editor
  • News from Martin
  • Alex Pitcher
  • DCA Officers for 1988
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 66 - April 1988
  • Further Exploration at Stemple Highway, Peak Cavern
  • New Derbyshire Cave 
  • Maintenance of Caplamps
  • Cave Rescue Reports
  • Progress of the NCA STRUCTURE Worklng party
  • Double Rope Cowstails
  • A Few Discoveries by Derbyshire cavers in France
  • DCA Officers for 1988
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 65 - July 1987
  • Nettle Breakthrough (including survey)
  • Picnic Passage - Carlswark
  • Swallow Shaft (including surveys)
  • Ebb & Flow of Slop Moll & WhirlPool Rislng
  • Obituary - Alan Kirk
  • Russet Well (including survey)
  • Rescue at Knottlow
  • Waterways Swallet in flood
  • Book Reviev
  • Peak Cavem Update
  • DCA Officers for 1987
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 64 - April 1987
  • Peak - Speedwell Update (& Survey)
  • Perseverance Pot (& Survey)
  • BCA? - Letter
  • Bagshawe Resurgence (& Survey)
  • Manifold
  • Ecton Hill - Caves safe from threat!
  • DCA Congress 1987
  • DCA Officers for 1987
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 63 - October 1986
  • Christmas before Easter
  • Peak Updates etc.
  • "Touch the Earth" touches Peak Cavern
  • The Eldon Series - New Passage, P8 Derbyshire
  • Derbyshire News
  • The Registration of Caves
  • Alderley Edge Mines - Progress Report
  • SSSI's - NCC Letter in full
  • DCA Officers for 1986
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 62 - July 1986
  • Divinq at Ilam Rising
  • Letter - Swallet Near Chrome Hill ( & map )
  • Re-Scheduling of Cave Sites on Mendip
  • An Update on the SSSI Situation
  • Derbyshire Cave Rescue Orqanisation Rescue Reports
  • Round and About the Regions
  • Book Review - Cambrian Caving Council Handbook, 1986
  • What the Papers Say
  • Caving Courses
  • DCA Officers For 1986 etc.
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 61 - March 1986
  • Cavendish SIit, Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire
  • Mouldiwarps Push Exciting New Connection - Perryfoot Cave to Perryfoot Swallet
  • The First International Sump Rescue Symposium
  • Far Sump Extension, Peak Cavern
  • Access Work on Behalf of DCA
  • Access Materials
  • Report on the 1985 Derbyshire Caving Association Congress
  • Letter re. the Victoria Aven Article in N/L 60 
  • What the Papers Say
  • Insurance
  • DCA Officers for 1986  etc.
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 60 - October 1985
  • Victoria Aven Extensions, Peak Cavern
  • Eldon Hole Access
  • Access to Knotlow, Hillocks and Cascade
  • Letter: Topley Pike and Deepdale - Tarmac Quarry Proposal
  • Review: TSG 11, 1985
  • Eldon Hill Quarry
  • Eldon Hill Quarry - What the Papers Say
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 59 - July 1985
  • Derbyshire News (1) - Nicker Grove Mine
  • Derbyshire News (2) - Dynamite Series and Beyond
  • Access to Nettle Pot
  • Cave Conservation Year - Mid Year Report
  • South Pennine Cave Registry - A Progress Report
  • Sport for All Administered by the Few
  • Book Reviews: The Manifold Caver, The Red Dragon 85/86
  • Owl Hole Clean Up, An Apology
  • Access Restrictions at Whitewalls
  • Ladder Theft in Swildons Hole
  • Training Seminar
  • DCA Officers 1985
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 58 - April 1985
  • Peak Cavern: The Wind Tunnel Breakthrough
  • Ricklow Cave
  • Operator Error on Petzl Stops
  • Possible Failure in Linking Petzl Stop to Harness
  • BlackmaiI claim at Peak inquiry: Quarry Deal Attacked
  • Derbyshire Cave Rescue Reports
  • The BeIfry Brigadiers
  • Help needed for the proposed Otter Hole clean-up
  • DCA Officers for 1985
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 57 - January 1985
  • Critchlow Cave Extensions
  • The Deepdale Trial Level & survey
  • Giants Hole Extensions: Death Series and Crinoid Crumbles & survey
  • The Eldon Series, P8, Derbyshire
  • Secretary's Report
  • Cave Registry Report
  • Conservation & Access Officer's Report- for 1984
  • Access Notes: Lathkill Dale and Waterways SwalIet
  • Cave Under Cover
  • National Cave Conservation Year, 1985
  • What the Papers Say
  • Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation, Incident Reports for 1984
  • Collapses at LosehiII Hall
  • Caving Crossword
  • Derbyshire News: Ricklow Cave, Cascade Cavern, Peak-Speedwell
  • Connection, Death in Eldon Hole
  • DCA Officers
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 56 - October 1984
  • Some New Derbyshire Discoveries by OCC
    • CaIesdale Cave (Lower) - Livingstone Rift
    • Calesdale New Cave
    • Water Icicle Close Mine - Snap Cabin Rift
  • Knot Tests
  • Recent Work in the Manifold Valley
    • Darfur Pot
    • Riverside SwaIIet
    • Darfur Crag SwalIet
    • T-Pot Area
  • Conservation and Access News
    • Eldon Hill Quarry
    • Ashford Marble Mine
    • Shaft Capping
    • Knotlow Land Changing Hands
  • Derbyshire News:
    • Derbyshire Rope Trick Again,
    • P8 Extensions
    • Topley Pike Quarry Appeal
    • 3 J's Cave
  • Yorkshire News: - Easegill Additions, Access ProbIems on Leck and Casterton Fells
  • Mendip News - Thefts From Cars
  • Welsh News - Access Addresses
  • Letter - Missing Tackle Bag and Ropes
  • Book Reviews
    • Venturing Underground - Ben Lyon
    • Caves of Derbyshire - T. D.Ford & D.W. Gill
pdf.pngDCA Newsletter 55 - June 1984
  • Sporting Cavers and Cave Archaeologists, Cave Archaeologists and Sporting Cavers
  • Drills and Pumps for use Underground
  • Speedwell's Main Rising - a Brief History
  • Derbyshire News
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Review
  • DCA Officers
  • Rescue Report?