The UK's National Caving Conference
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Hidden Earth 2022
We are hoping to run Hidden Earth this year and will make an announcement in due course.
A major problem is that many of the venues that are suitable for us are still unable to take bookings because their facilities have been reduced or reallocated during the pandemic; and one is still being used as a vaccination centre!
As always, we'll update you via social media and the website as soon as there is any news.
Hidden Earth is the name for the British Cave Research Association’s (BCRA’s) annual caving conference.
This weekend-long event taking place in September every year is a friendly, educational, inspiring and social gathering of hundreds of cavers from across the UK and overseas.
The weekend is packed with lectures, with two or three parallel sessions running both days. Topics include new and old exploration from the UK and overseas as well as workshops covering cave science, research, technology and photography. There are competitions, games, videos and a trade hall with caving equipment vendors from across Europe selling their latest products. We also have our own bar (with excellent beer) and conference dinner with entertainment on the Saturday night to make this a great social occasion.
This is the premium opportunity for cavers from across the UK and overseas to get together, celebrate caving, and be enthused about British cave exploration and research.