• Hello From Descent

    The publication date for issue 289 is the 10th of December, meaning subscribers should receive their copies during the week leading up to that date. It is also available from caving suppliers such as Inglesport and Starless River, or from our new website

    New Descent board here:

Longwood Swallet, Mendips. What a great cave!


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Thanks Judi. We went in and out the same way avoiding August hole, that was seriously too wet! (well i thought so) Turning left after the entrance series past the shower/aven, traverse down into the main chamber (had a little explore at the far end, but didn't fancy the climb up or down) doubled back and then carried on though xmas crawl (i think), down swing pitch. We stayed up high in the rift passage leading down to fanny rift. Then came out more or less the same way.  ;)


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Nice film.

I recognised it & I'm damn sure that Judi will have been down there more recently than me. Sadly I no longer fit.