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January 22, 2017, 06:15:47 pm by Dave | Views: 289 | Comments: 1

Evening all,

After a bit a break from my caving antics I am looking to start getting underground more. Having recently moved to Kendal I'm looking to start having at least 1 trip a week, mid week evenings. Any groups about in the Dales that can make room for an extra bod - happy with general caving or getting stuck into another project (I'm even happy to carry diving kit!). Send me a PM, if you can help or want chat - im not looking at being taken caving, I'm capable on rope and underground in general. Cheers
January 22, 2017, 02:45:45 pm by Inglesport | Views: 416 | Comments: 0


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July 21, 2015, 10:33:34 pm by Pegasus | Views: 19642 | Comments: 137


'If in doubt, bring it out'

Cavers and diggers take kit underground which can get left there, either by accident or design for years, even sometimes for decades.

There are abandoned dig sites scattered throughout the UK’s most popular (and obscure) caves and even the most conscientious of cavers have patches fall off their suits or food wrappers worming out of holes in pockets unnoticed. All of which, over time has accumulated into a right old mess in many of our caves and disused mines.

It’s easy to cave past this rubbish as if it belongs there however the reality is that broken drag trays, sweet wrappers & lost knee pads etc simply don't and should be removed.

Thankfully many cavers 'do their bit'... The Buttered Badger Potholing Club for example recently decided to have a go at cleaning up some parts of two of Derbyshire’s most popular classic caves- Oxlow Caverns- East Chamber and North Rift in Giant’s Hole. They pulled 11 bags of rubbish out in just two trips.

Cavers on Leck Fell have also been busy removing cave clutter:


Discussions between the two have led to a new initiative to help clean up our caves, disused mines and 'above ground' caving sites - shake holes etc:


A significant prize fund valued at over £1500 has been gathered supported by:

CAN Geotechnical Ltd
The Buttered Badgers Potholing Club
The CNCC Conservation Volunteers
Mark Wright Training
The Berger Book
Hitch & Hike


 :thumbsup: Thank you  :thumbsup:

Rewards will be given to those individuals, groups or clubs who help with the clean up, in recognition of their conservation efforts.

Want to get involved?? Simple - clean up some stuff that doesn’t belong underground or in a shake hole. The chosen cave (or disused historic mine) should be in the UK. Post a trip report detailing why you chose that spot, what was there and some description of the clean-up. Before and after photos, or at least photos of the stuff you pull out would really help demonstrate what has been achieved. It doesn't necessarily have to be half a dozen bulky bags of heavy kit, one small
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