Specialist Caving Sites
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BRITISH CAVING LIBRARY
The national caving research and reference library based in the Peak District, with a searchable database and an audio archive.
BCA CAVE REGISTRY DATA ARCHIVE
The national cave registry archive for survey data.
CAMBRIAN CAVE REGISTRY
A searchable database of Welsh caves.
CAVES OF NORTH WALES
An excellent database of sites in North Wales.
Caving news and views of interest to all.
IRISH CAVE DATABASE
Database of caves in the Republic of Ireland.
An incredible wealth of data concerning the Matienzo region of Spain, covering all the expeditions, with loads of surveys and photos.
MENDIP CAVE REGISTRY & ARCHIVE
Data and photographs on caves and mines in the Somerset and Wiltshire area.
MULU CAVES PROJECT
Exploration of the caves of Mulu, Malaysia.
NATIONAL CAVE AND KARST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
A non-profit institute based in Carlsbad, New Mexico, supporting cave and karst research and education.
Source data for the Ogof Draenen survey, based on Survex.
OGOF FFYNNON DDU
A superb interactive site devoted to the classic Welsh cave of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu: take a virtual tour through its well-known and little-visited passages.
PEAK DISTRICT SSSI CAVE CONSERVATION MONITORING SCHEME
A joint project between Derbyshire Caving Association and Natural England to monitor and care for caves within SSSI boundaries in the Peak District.
PEAK SPEEDWELL SYSTEM
From surveys to access information on the caves of this incredible system in Derbyshire, encompassing Peak Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Titan and James Hall's Over Engine Mine, an amazing amount of data can be found here.
SOUTH WALES CAVES
Brendan Marris' site photographically documenting the caves of South Wales on Google maps.
A searchable database of Guatamalan caves which is slowly expanding to wider Latin America.
UK CAVES DATABASE
Caves in the UK and Ireland over 1km long or at least 60m deep.
WILD PLACES PHOTOGRAPHY
Our sister site featuring photography by Chris Howes.
Advice for new cavers
Good advice for anyone starting out in caving may be found at:
NEW TO CAVING
An independent site offering plenty of advice.
Useful Non-Caving Sites
Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild
A UK-based group dedicated to writing and photography in the outdoor world, including caving.
The Environment Agency
The Environment Agency maintains separate interactive maps of its water level monitoring stations for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, which show levels in rivers – a useful facility to check on local caving conditions.
The Cave Diving Group reports on cave diving conditions.
Worldwide sites of interest
Mulu National Park
Information about this World Heritage area of Sarawak, Malaysia, and its rich diversity of caves.