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Guidebooks and Surveys

These are mainly practical guides to finding and descending caves. Some also have an element of exploration history, as in the Swildons book. Surveys are posted folded, and may be posted separately to any larger order, to keep them safe.

The Berger Book 
£40.00

The Berger Book

We're very happy to be getting this excellent book back in stock, as it’s expedition season! The definitive guide to the first 1km cave, and still a classic trip for those aspiring to greater depth, or just looking for a really good day out. This is a hard cover, coffee-table book well illustrated with diagrams and original images by Robbie Shone. The text covers history, flooding patterns, a consideration of safety concerns, and a good description complete with a pretty up-to-date rigging guide. Two hundred and fifty four pages, parallel French and English text. Photographs in colour and monochrome. Text by Mark Wright, original images by Robbie Shone.
The Caves of Northumberland 
£9.00

The Caves of Northumberland

A true labour of love by Chris Scaife, this soft cover publication contains details of every known cave site in the area. Apart from detailed descriptions there is an account of the history of exploration, plus other details of interest. As this is an area which will be unfamiliar to most cavers, the precise location details are pretty important! A good resource for locals, guide book completists, and anyone who might be visiting this truly gorgeous part of the world. Chris is to be congratulated on his most recent book.
Selected Caves of Britain and Ireland 
£11.95

Selected Caves of Britain and Ireland

Selected Caves of Britain and Ireland, by Des Marshall and Donald Rust. The classic text from 1994, well suited to the travelling caver! A good range of trips in areas from Scotland to Devon and most karstic areas in between, the Selected Caves provides an introduction to the limestone areas of the two islands. A caver visiting somewhere for the first, second or seventh time will benefit from the information given: locations; access; rigging; and easy to use descriptions. The Selected Caves of Britain and Ireland is pocket sized and paper backed, with maps and some colour photographs. It has 272 pages.
The Yorkshire Dales:Landscapes & Geology 
£19.00

The Yorkshire Dales:Landscapes & Geology

Tony Waltham's very accessible introduction to one of the UK's most visited caving areas. Well illustrated with colour photographs, this is a general rather than cave-specific guide that will have something new for most visitors, whether underground or above it. Soft cover, 192 pages, published in 2008 ISBN 10: 1861269722
Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales, Volume 1 
£30.00

Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales, Volume 1

Soft cover version of this magisterial survey of Dales caves and karst landforms, edited by Tony Waltham and David Lowe. Large format (A4) and in full colour throughout, this is a book well suited to the needs of geologists, armchair speleologists, and pushing cavers looking for clues! Twenty expert authors have provided up-to-date articles, illustrated with 165 maps and diagrams, and over 350 photographs. Total of 264 pages. Perfect for the club library or the coffee table. ISBN 978-0-90026546-4
Caves and Karst of The Yorkshire Dales, Volume 2 
£30.00

Caves and Karst of The Yorkshire Dales, Volume 2

Soft cover version of this magisterial survey of Dales caves and karst landforms, edited by Tony Waltham and David Lowe. Whereas the first volume provided an overview of the geomorphology, speleology and science of the region, this second volume divides up into chapters which describe in detail seventeen different areas within the region, including accounts of the major cave systems. Examples are the caves of Kingsdale described by Dave Brook; and the caves of Wharfedale and Littondale described by Harry Long. Large format (A4) and in full colour throughout, this is a book well suited to the needs of serious pushing cavers looking for clues! Illustrated with 141 maps and diagrams, and well over 600 photographs, many in colour. Total of 328 pages. Perfect for the club library or the coffee table. ISBN 978-0-90026548-8
Northern Caves III 
£30.00

Northern Caves III

This rather fine book is the result of many years of diligent work, the definitive cave guidebook for the Three Counties and North Western areas of the Yorkshire Dales. Jointly authored by Sam Allshorn and Paul Swire, this book aims to be the key guide to the caves - rather than a 'how to do it' manual. This new edition has been updated to provide SRT information where appropriate and available. It is very much in the modern style - not made to fit in an oversuit pocket, but easily scanned of course - and best of all, it makes one want to actually go and visit these places! Soft cover, in full colour and A5 size. Four hundred and seventy two pages of information!
Caves of The Peak District 
£20.00

Caves of The Peak District

Caves of The Peak District. Soft cover, 315 pages. All the caves you need to find, from Alderley Edge to the Wye Valley! Comprehensive descriptions, colour photographs, and basic rigging details. Some surveys of the significant caves, such as Peak Cavern and Giants, are included. Very useful for those local to the Peak, and indispensable for visiting clubs and individuals.
Caves of Mid-West Ireland 
£20.00

Caves of Mid-West Ireland

The most recent guide produced by UBSS, of the caves in the four Irish counties, of Clare, Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon. Published in 2019 so it should be pretty up to date (apart from a small bit of exploration carried out by the shopkeeper the week before the launch at SUICRO last year!) Packed with descriptions, surveys, and discussions of cave formation and hydrology in this classic caving area. If you've not been there, go when you can. Soft cover. Compiled by Graham Mullan.
Caves of Fermanagh and Cavan 
£20.00

Caves of Fermanagh and Cavan

The caving guide to one of the most exciting areas of limestone in the Irish / British islands. Complete with surveys, monochrome and colour images, this not only gives good descriptions of some classic sporting trips, but - if you read between the lines - also gives pointers as to where the ambitious caves might look for the next breakthrough. Published in 1997, thanks to the hard work and diligence of authors G. L. Jones, G. Burns, T. Fogg, and J. Kelly, it is pretty much as relevant now as it was twenty years ago, even if some of the caves are a bit longer! Hard cover, 128 pages, a little larger than A4 size.



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