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Topos, Guidebooks, Surveys

These are mainly practical guides to finding and descending caves. Some also have an element of exploration history, as in the Shuttleworth and Swildons publications. Surveys are posted rolled, and will generally posted separately to any larger order, for this reason.

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.
CNCC Rigging Guide Complete 
£20.00

CNCC Rigging Guide Complete

The new CNCC Dales rigging guide, with a new preface, and containing all the rigging topos of the old guides 1 and 2, plus a couple of new caves too. Also a new introduction and technical section. Contains many new colour images, too. Soft cover, A4 size, 48 pages.
Shuttleworth Pot into Witches cave II 
£8.00

Shuttleworth Pot into Witches cave II

Description and rigging guide / topo of this important piece of the Leck Fell jigsaw. Both useful and decorative! Well illustrated in colour, 67 A4 pages.
Selected Caves of Britain and Ireland 
£11.50

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.
Peak District Rigging Guide 
£11.00

Peak District Rigging Guide

The Peak District Rigging Guide is produced by the Crewe Climbing and Potholing Club. Updated in 2012, the rigging guide contains topos and written descriptions of rigging (in particular Eco - hanger placements) for most of the classic Peak systems. Used in conjunction with Caves of The Peak District, this excellent publication provides a good starting point for visitors (or indeed lucky locals just starting in the game of underground exploration!) Soft cover, fifty nine pages. A4 sized.
Swildons' Hole - A Hundred Years' of Exploration 
£25.00

Swildons' Hole - A Hundred Years' of Exploration

Swildons' Hole - A Hundred Years' of Exploration. Hard cover, colour and monochrome photographs, and survey. Excellent guide to the history and geology connected with one of the classic Mendip caves. The descriptions are full and a great aid to planning the longer and more obscure trips in this fascinating system. Stories of squalor, determination and derring-do abound, too! Valuable both as a guide, and also as a coffee-table book.
Mendip Underground 5 
£25.00

Mendip Underground 5

Possibly representing the state of the art in modern caving guidebooks. Updated, rewritten, with many wholly new sites: Charterhouse; Reservoir Hole; and Upper Flood to mention only the most currently significant. The surveys are detailed and useful (no more 'black blobs') and many of the very fine photographs were specially commissioned for the book. Also comes with SRT guide, as appropriate, plus rigging topos. The authors: Alan Gray; Rob Taviner; and Richard Witcombe are to be congratulated upon this impressive effort. It looks set to rejuvenate interest in caving on Mendip, which can only be a good thing. Hardback, 485 pages, full colour illustrations.
Classic Darksite Diving 
£27.50

Classic Darksite Diving

Martyn Farr's guide to diving sites in the UK and Europe, that deals with thoroughly enjoyable venues of straightforward access. Apparently, ten years in the preparation! A very useful and well produced guide, which presents the relevant information clearly and concisely. Surveys, descriptions, access arrangements and suitable kit configurations are all present, in a user friendly passage. Useful for the newcomer, but also for travelling diver who wants to cherry - pick the nicer sites in any area through which they might be passing. Soft cover. 192 pages. Full colour illustrations.
Northern Sump Index 2015 
£27.00

Northern Sump Index 2015

If you want to dive the classic sites of the North of England, and especially if you have any ambition in the field of exploration; then this book is invaluable. Complete with detailed individual site descriptions, references to CDG newsletters so that the researcher can see a blow-by-blow account of exploration, and many surveys, this Sump Index is the result of a very impressive team effort carried out over several years by volunteers. They must be congratulated on such a marvellous product of their labours. Soft cover with colour photograph.
Ireby Fell survey 
£3.83

Ireby Fell survey

Ireby Fell Cavern, survey. A smaller survey, but with plenty of detail to make route finding into the recently explored reaches fairly simple. Also really good for clubs who take many novices caving, as they can see a map of one of the earlier caves that many dales based cavers visit.



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