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CKS 38(1) is a special "themed" issue on Ogof Draenen. Now available from BCRA on paper and online. See

With this issue of C&KS our publication is now back on schedule, thanks to the enormous efforts of the editors David Lowe and John Gunn. The next issue will be published in August and will include papers on caves in the Mekong mega-delta region, macro-invertebrates in Swildons, and 3-D surveying in Blue John Cavern, Derbyshire plus more. Volume 38(3), to be published in December, will be a theme issue on cave archaeology.

Ogof Draenen

Ogof Draenen is the longest cave yet explored in the United Kingdom and is among the 30 longest caves in the World. One of the explorers, Ben Lovett, provides a brief historical overview of the exploration andthere are four scientific papers from cavers and professional scientists, covering various aspects of the cave. The geology of the area is outlined by Farrant and Simms, who go on to explain the history of development of Ogof Draenen and its place in the landscape. Simms and Farrant then discuss the wider geomorphological implications for estimating rates of base-level incision and uplift in the region, proposing a relative chronology for cave development and landscape evolution. Maurice and Guilford provide an account of the hydrogeology of the cave system and its surrounding area, reviewing previous tracer tests and presenting the results of new tracer tests. Ogof Draenen is also an important bat roost, and observations of bats in the system have been recorded by cavers, and occasionally by bat specialists, since the discovery of the cave in 1994. These records are collated by Kendall and Guilford to provide the first published record of the use of the cave by bats.

How to Order Copies
Individual copies of the journal can be purchased from BCRA at a cost of GBP 8.00, with a discount of 20% for BCRA members. Subscriptions to C&KS cost £24/year to non-members. Later this summer, we hope to have our online shop in operation but, until then, you can order and pay as follows...
To Pay Online please go to and send a payment to our publications account You can use a credit or debit card or, if you register, you can transfer money from your bank account. Please make sure you include a message with your PayPal payment, describing what you want to buy.
To Pay By Cheque please make your cheque payable to British Cave Research Association and send it to BCRA Publications Sales, The Old Methodist Chapel, Great Hucklow, BUXTON, SK17 8RG, Great Britain. Please include either an Order Form or a short note describing your order. Please write "BCRA Publications Sales" on the back of your cheque. Order forms are at
Please allow 14 days for delivery. We'll try to act quicker than that but "instant payment" does not always mean "instant delivery" :-(

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