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      CSCC May 2024 Newsletter

      CSCC Newsletter May 2024 The latest issue of the CSCC Newsletter is now available to read online.

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      2nd May 2024

      Rockfall At Goatchurch Cavern

      Fairy Cave Quarry Recent heavy rain has caused a large rock to fall at the main entrance.

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      26th February 2024

      Landslide In Fairy Cave Quarry Car Park

      Fairy Cave Quarry A landslide has occurred in the car park at Fairy Cave Quarry.

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      22nd February 2024

      Swildon's Barn Floor Replaced

      Swildons Barn The changing barn on Priddy Green is now ready for use.

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      5th January 2024

      Singing River Mine Access Restored

      Singing River Mine Entrance by Wayne Starsmore It is now possible to visit Singing River Mine once more thanks to a new access agreement.

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      20th September 2023

      Charterhouse Permits Go Paperless

      Charterhouse Permit The Charterhouse Caving Co. has gone paperless, exchanging the old paper permits for new electronic ones.

      And they're free!

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      24th August 2023

      Wookey Hole - Access Agreement Signed

      Caver in Wookey Hole An agreement has now been signed allowing dry cavers access beyond the show cave in Wookey Hole.

      Find out how to book your trip.

      15th February 2023

      Replacement gate at Compton Martin Ochre Mine

      Compton Martin Ochre Mine Gate The gate at Compton martin Ochre Mine has needed replacement for some time, after the old gate rusted away.

      This has now been completed, so please remember to bring a CSCC key if you are visiting.

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      1st June 2022

      MCR: Invitation to Join Mendip Cave Rescue

      MCR Logo From Mendip Cave Rescue

      MCR has had to restructure itself and has reconstituted itself as a registered charity. With the new structure cavers who wish to continue supporting the MCR by being on the cavers call out list are invited to apply for associate membership …

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      26th May 2021

      Access to caves in Cheddar Gorge

      Cheddar Caves Logo Further to the decision by Longleat to close the show caves and suspend their operations in Cheddar, they have notified CSCC that with immediate effect caver access to all caves on Longleat property which includes the whole south side of the Gorge, is no longer available. This includes all caves and digs, and affects sites such as Reservoir Hole, Spider Hole, Goughs Cave, Long Hole, Great Oones etc …

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      11th Oct 2020

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