The Palace, Easegill Caverns, Yorkshire Dales. Photo by Gary Douthwaite.

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BCA Newsletter 34 (Oct 2018) Published

BCA Newsletter 34 was emailed out last week. It is now available to read on the website or as a download.


2019 Subscription Rates - under 18s now free!

At the Council meeting on 6th October it was decided that membership for those aged under 18 on 1st January will be free of charge. All other subscription rates for 2019 will be unchanged.


Cave rescue in Thailand

On behalf of the whole British caving community, the BCA would like to congratulate the British Cave Rescue Council, members of the Cave Diving Group, their international friends and their Thai colleagues for the outstanding achievement...


CRoW Policy Statement endorsed by 2018 AGM

At the 2018 AGM the official BCA policy on the Countryside and Rights of Way Act was formally ratified. This position was arrived at following due process which has included a poll of the membership and a ballot to remove impediments from the constitution


Upcoming UK Events

  • Sat 12 Jan
    BCA Council Meeting
    10:30am. Spanset Offices, Telford Way, Middlewich, C!10 0HX.
  • Sat 19 Jan
    CNCC Committee Meeting
    9:30am. Hellifield Village Institute, Hellifield.
  • Sat 16 Feb
    CSCC General Meeting
    10:30am. Hunters Lodge, Priddy.
  • Sat 23 Feb
    DCA Annual General Meeting
    10:00am. Monyash Village Hall
  • Sat 23 Feb
    DCA Council Meeting
    12:00am. Monyash Village Hall
  • Sat 9 Mar
    CNCC Annual General Meeting
    10:00am. Hellifield Village Institute, Hellifield.
  • Sat 13 Apr
    BCA Council Meeting
    10:30am. The Red lion, Alvechurch, B48 7LG
  • Sat 18 Mar
    CSCC Annual General Meeting
    10:30am. Hunters Lodge, Priddy.

Your Regional Councils

The Regional Caving Councils deal with various functions on behalf of BCA, such as conservation & access works, access permits etc. Please see the website for your regional Council to find out more about current work and how to get involved. Councils are always looking for volunteers for all aspects of caving.

  • Cambrian Caving Council
    Website | Facebook
    Wales, The Marches and The Royal Forest of Dean.
  • Council of Northern Caving Clubs
    Website | Facebook | Twitter
    Northern counties including Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and Scotland.
  • Council of Southern Caving Clubs
    Mendip Hills, West Wiltshire and The Isle of Portland.
  • Derbyshire Caving Association
    Website | Facebook
    Peak District + South Yorks, North Notts & Cheshire.
  • Devon & Cornwall Underground Council
    Devon & Cornwall.