I would rather have more detail about larger caves than a 20 metre long hole that I would only put my head in when i am walking a dog past it!
The ideal solution is, of course, Northern Caves on the web, together with updatesfor all caves giving extensions, current accessibility etc.
...after a quick trip down Lancaster Hole and you're a bit cold, then you could burn a useless book that nobody ever uses to keep warm (Caves of the Peak District for instance.)GN.
In my opinion I think the smaller caves are the most likely to be updated: i.e. it is quicker to write up a description about smaller caves than larger ones.
have already been in touch with National Trust about "losing" caves under their land management to encroaching impenetrable thickets of bramble, hawthorn etc
What about the other problem of losing caves through being used as a convenient rubbish dump or deliberately filled in for safety reasons? To what extent should the 'national heritage' side of preserving caves over-ride the landowner's rights?
Isn't the Peak district known to cavers as the place they pass on the way to the Dales?
Personally I think that paper and ink still has many years of life left yet. I too love my guidebooks! (I see them more as friends than books. They talk to me in my mind...) And besides you couldn't lug your PC across Casterton Fell, and leave it in the entrance of Wretched Rabbit whilst you go caving and expect it to still work.
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