Editor: Chris HowesThe
news magazine for underground exploration in the United Kingdom and the
rest of the world. Articles for Descent are submitted by many
people from the caving world. Even I had an article and
Paul Swire and Sam AllshornSuperbly
illustrated with surface maps, cave surveys and photographs, "Northern
Caves - The Three Counties System and the North-West" is the must-have
guide for every caver's bookshelf. Further volumes are
Caves of the Peak District
David W. Gill and John S. Beck1991
publication which updated the previous one which was titled "The Caves
of Derbyshire" which also covered parts of Staffordshire and Cheshire.
Mines of Alston Moor
R.A. FairburnBook by the Northern Mine Research Society and is currently out of print,
"The Mines of Alston Moor" concentrates more on the history of mining
around Alston and Nenthead rather than the contempory exploration side.
The Caves of Northumberland
worth a mention here is this guide to Northumberland's caves which
includes part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Most of these caves can be visited without the need for