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Title: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: James Hall on May 28, 2019, 04:33:39 am
Hello, I realise I might have a better chance of getting hold of gold-dust but I'd like the latest version of this: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide 5. Anyone have a copy or know where I can purchase this?

Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: mikem on May 28, 2019, 07:12:27 am
Wells museum might still have one copy, otherwise it's sold out, but shouldn't be more than a couple of years before version 6 is available...
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: James Hall on May 28, 2019, 09:15:10 am
Thanks Mike - does that mean that version 6 is currently being made and worked upon or just that it is likely? If the former, is there a target date for its release?
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: Sid on May 28, 2019, 09:59:56 am
Hi, MU6 is in development and the current release date is late next year.

MU5 is available as a reference book at some Somerset libraries, definitely in Frome.

Cheers
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: JohnMCooper on May 28, 2019, 10:06:12 am
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Wells museum might still have one copy

I asked in there 2 weeks ago and they didn't then.
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: rhychydwr1 on May 28, 2019, 12:10:06 pm
Flog you my copy for £30.00
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: Sid on May 28, 2019, 04:00:09 pm
A copy of MU5 has been found in the archives. PM sent.
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: mrodoc on May 28, 2019, 05:37:29 pm
I also have a copy for sale having found 1 more.
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: mikem on May 28, 2019, 06:27:50 pm
I also have a copy for sale having found 1 more.
Both these books are unsold stock, rather than second hand copies.
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: George679 on August 01, 2021, 05:03:33 pm
I also have a copy for sale having found 1 more.

Hey I dont suppose you still have this copy, would be keen  to buy it! Cheers
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: mikem on August 01, 2021, 05:44:46 pm
Pretty sure they are gone already, but there are still copies of the previous, 1999 edition available for £5 (bottom of page). Unfortunately MU6 is likely to be delayed by covid for a couple more years:
https://www.mcra.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=for_sale
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: ZombieCake on August 02, 2021, 12:33:27 pm
Is Somerset Underground 3 similarly delayed?  Must admit not sure what the original timescales were on that series.
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: moorebooks on August 02, 2021, 01:50:11 pm
Is Somerset Underground 3 similarly delayed?  Must admit not sure what the original timescales were on that series.

Volume 3 had been planned for this year but Covid  prevented that.
I have been advised that they have  been put back for quite a while, there is still fieldwork to be completed. The books are also printed in India and we know the difficulties with Covid there. Its been suggested that 2023 is likely

Mike
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: Ali M on August 02, 2021, 02:02:59 pm
George - PM sent.
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: Mibbs on November 24, 2021, 03:44:11 pm
I'm going to get my feet wet in the chat and ask if there any copies of this still knocking around for sale?
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: aricooperdavis on November 24, 2021, 03:58:42 pm
There's one MU4 on eBay (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224703992247) at the moment if that's of any use. Greatly out of date (I presume it's the 1999 revision) but still useful for sites that won't have changed much, particularly when combined with the CSCC's online Access Guide (https://access-guide.cscc.org.uk/).
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: zzzzzzed on November 24, 2021, 03:59:04 pm
Hello, I realise I might have a better chance of getting hold of gold-dust but I'd like the latest version of this: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide 5. Anyone have a copy or know where I can purchase this?

Is this it?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224703992247?hash=item345166d1b7:g:Z7gAAOSwhJRhhBDy
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: Ali M on November 24, 2021, 04:57:34 pm
Hello, I realise I might have a better chance of getting hold of gold-dust but I'd like the latest version of this: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide 5. Anyone have a copy or know where I can purchase this?

Is this it?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224703992247?hash=item345166d1b7:g:Z7gAAOSwhJRhhBDy

That is MU4 - we still have copies of this for sale, but very out of date. Sorry, I have no MU5 (including second hand copies) for sale at present.
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: mikem on November 24, 2021, 05:26:24 pm
Yep, MU4 is still available from MCRA for only £5 (see previous post) - it includes almost all the classic tourist trips
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: PeteHall on November 24, 2021, 05:42:40 pm
Arguably, MU4 is still the best book to keep in the glovebox of the car for quick reference while you are out and about.

MU5 is obviously prettier and contains a few new caves  :)
Title: Re: Wanted: Mendip Underground: A Caver's Guide
Post by: Mibbs on November 26, 2021, 11:15:29 am
Arguably, MU4 is still the best book to keep in the glovebox of the car for quick reference while you are out and about.

MU5 is obviously prettier and contains a few new caves  :)

Awesome, thanks for the info. I'll get myself  copy of MU4 then while I wait (impatiently) for MU6  :bounce:  or the slim hope that a copy of MU5 appears from the aether  :coffee:
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