Library Archive

  • B4RN for Casterton has reached Bullpot

    B4RN for Casterton has reached Bullpot, Gale Garth and Smithy House but not without much preliminary work. Having obtained the permission of Natural England and the Yorkshire Dales National Park to construct this spur, B4RN Ltd appointed Tony Swidenbank, as the contractor to build it [...]

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  • Eli Simpson Archive

    The Eli Simpson Archive is an extensive collection of material covering caves and caving in Yorkshire and Derbyshire. It was compiled by Eli Simpson (1884– 1962), the founder of the British Speleological Association (now the (BCRA), First few books contain photos and surveys from the [...]

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  • News Sheet & Newsletter

    At the clubs recent Annual General Meeting a discussion was held on the future format, publication frequency and content of our club publications. It had become necessary to review what and when we publish in view of the infrequency of our Newsletter which was seriously [...]

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  • Grant awarded from the National Park Authority

    On 16th December 2016 we were formally notified from the Yorkshire Dales National Park that we have been given £8,000 SDF grant for Environmental Improvements to Bullpot Farm. This money will be available for a year from the start of the project on 1st February [...]

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  • Journal 11

    RRCPC JOURNAL 11 Just published. 245 pages full of exploration, photos, surveys recorded over the last 6 years. A must have record of the clubs activities over the last few years. Copies available direct from the editor – Ray Duffy at £25. If you want a [...]

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  • Photography Competition 2016

    Photo Competition 2016 Great attendance for this annual event. Lots of quality photos on display. Thanks must go to Boz for his excellent judging, especially as I won one category! Thanks also for all your contributions. Keep on snapping for nest year. Click on each photo [...]

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  • The Giles Barker Award 2015

    For 2015 the award went to Paul Dold. Paul has shown the depth of his commitment to cave photography by the degree of planning and effort that has gone into the production of some of his fine photographs, sometimes returning to the same spot several [...]

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  • Matienzo 50

    More copies of the “Matienzo 50” book (with DVD and map) are now available. Spread the word and buy one! Copies are now £22 / 28€. As usual, profits get ploughed back into Matienzo Caves. Details at http://www.geography.lancs.ac.uk/Matienzo/history/50years/BookMat50.htm —

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  • Ease Gill Caverns Sheet 4 survey

    Sheet 4 now published

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  • BCRA Cave Archaeology Group

    The Cave Archaeology Group (CAG) is BCRA’s newest Special Interest Group, launched in October 2011 to promote interest and understanding of archaeology in and around caves. The Group’s target ‘audience’ are members of the caving community, who regularly visit or explore caves and who are [...]

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