Devon Spelæological Society

Location: Buckfastleigh, Devon.

Founded in 1947, we are one of the oldest established caving clubs in the country. We have active members aged from 18 to 70+, and new members are always welcome.

Membership is open to anyone 18 or over who has an interest in caving as a sport including cave diving or the scientific aspects of cave biology, geology etc. The Society have recently seen an increase in the number of members, especially young people who are keen to explore the fascinating world that lies under our feet. Members meet weekly on a Wednesday evening at a variety of different venues throughout a month and are always pleased to welcome potential members.

One weekend a month the Society usually has a caving weekend in one of the main caving regions (Somerset / South Wales / Derbyshire / Yorkshire). Members usually travel (share transport) to the area on a Friday evening, stay in a Caving Club hut, and cave on Saturday and Sunday.

The Society usually undertakes a foreign expedition/trip each year, recent years have seen us caving in Slovenia, Ireland, Vercors (France), Jura (France) and Chartreuse (France) mainly concentrating on the Dent de Crolles system of caves. We have also run extended trips to UK caving regions when no foreign trip has happened.

The club focus on making the majority of our trips suitable for both the novice with limited experience and the very experienced caver, adapting the trip to the ability of those attending.

Our Bunkhouse is located in Buckfastleigh, Devon and provides very comfortable accomodation for 16 people, situated on the Southern flanks of Dartmoor, very close to some of the most popular caves in Devon.

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