• 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:

Pete Ryder & John Longstaff's new book on Swaledale


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Just got my copy of the latest Descent, which is full of fascinating stuff, as usual. Pages 25 & 26 have a review of the new book "Swaledale, above and beneath" (ISBN 978-0-9559093-6-8). Can anyone tell us how to obtain this? I'm sure I'm not the only person who wants to buy it!


is it released yet?



Swaledale Above & Beneath costs ?10 and is available from the Castle Hill Bookshop in Richmond, the CB Inn in Arkengarthdale and by emailing the author at publications@broomlee.org

As found on this page:



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Got my copy now. In case it's useful for anyone else to know, the cover price of the book is only ?7 - the postage cost is ?3. (Just clarifying this as the Descent review says it's ?10. I guess if you had a way to collect directly, or got it from the outlets decribed above, it'd only be ?7.)

After having only had time for a quick glance, I'd say that Chris Scaife's review in Descent is excellent; the book's exactly what I expected. I'm really looking forward to reading this one.