Latest News & Updates

05 Jun 2014 - Thrupe Lane Swallet Bleak Hall dig log added to the archive.

03 Jun 2014 - NHASA Log Book 1971-1991 added to the archive.

31 May 2014 - Added Jack Duck's Log Book 1931-1935.

08 Mar 2014 - BEC Caving Log Books 1943-1999 uploaded, comprising over 2,000 pages.

28 Feb 2014 - Gough's Cave Digging Log added to the logbooks archive.

20 Feb 2014 - Over 1,300 pages of journals and newsletters from the Severn Valley Caving Club uploaded to the archive.

14 Dec 2013 - Following more than three years work Mendip Underground 5 was officially launched at the Hunters' Lodge Inn. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to make it a very successful evening.

01 Apr 2013 - New survey of Pierre's Pot added to the Cave Surveys collection.

Introduction

The Mendip Cave Registry and Archive (MCRA) is a constantly expanding resource of data for cavers and those interested in the subterranean world.

The information collated by the MCRA relates primarily to caves and mines in the area of Bristol, Somerset, Bath and Wiltshire.

This website provides access to electronic versions of the Cave Registry, the Bibliography and a growing collection of material in the Archive including photographs, films and logbooks.


Cave Registry

The Registry aims to systematically collect, record and publish of information relating to the caves and stone mines of Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire. The register currently contains well over 2,000 entries comprising individual sites and alternative names for known sites.

Search the full registry online using the MCRA Registry Search.


Bibliography

The Mendip Cave Bibliography provides a list of references relating to each cave or cave related topic that have been printed in caving publications or newspapers. This on-line edition includes 31,057 entries from 883 AD to 2013 AD.

New: Search the full bibliography online with the Mendip Cave Bibliography Search


Cave Surveys

Scans of cave surveys collected through the old Mendip Survey Scheme are now available online. Cave Surveys.


Archive

The archive provides a free digital information resource for cavers covering photographs, postcards and catalogues, log books and Publications.

View selected Log Books in the MCRA logbooks gallery. Includes the complete set of Tony 'JRat' Jarratt's Caving Logs!


Archaeology

This section contains links and downloads pertaining to caves of archaeological interest.


Geology

This section contains links and downloads pertaining to the geology of the Mendip Hills and the surrounding region.


For Sale

A list of books that the MCRA has for sale. For Sale


MENDIP UNDERGROUND 5

History

The history of the Mendip Cave Registry and Archive. History


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