The UBSS has been delving the depths of the subterranean world for
over 80 years,
and has a membership to reflect this - from the new students that join every year, right up to those
that were around when it all began. Consequently the range of activities that go on, caving
and otherwise, is vast. From the regular adventures into the underground playgrounds of the
to cave exploration and surveying at home, in County Clare, Ireland, as well
as more far flung places like Romania or Thailand,
to impending fame and fortune in the form of the
good old UBSS digs, photography, drunken table/pub/person traversing, archaeology, cave
science, huge bonfire parties at the UBSS hut, and mammoth beer drinking sessions: UBSS
members do them all.
Members living in Bristol meet weekly at the Coach & Horses on Tuesday evenings at 9.30pm. This
is the place to come if you want to find out more about caving or the UBSS, or you want to
come on any trips. Most informal trips are only organised in the pub, so if you want to
cave you need to come along. Large, club organised, events, which usually happen every
fortnight during term time, will be listed on the events diary page, and emails about them will be
sent out nearer the time. If you are new to caving have a look at the fresher's guide.
UBSS Cave Literature Database
Our searchable database
covers all articles published in our journal,
Proceedings, and the bibliographies for both Southern Ireland and the Caves of County Clare.
Irish Caves Database
We are currently hosting the Irish Caves Database
produced by Trinity College, Dublin.
Searchable database and
project explanation last updated: 18th Nov 2006.
is used to create surface topographic data for the cave survey package Survex.
Cheddar Catchment survey modelThanks to the generosity of Trevor Hughes and Chris Jewell of the BEC, the Therion version of model has now been extended to include the eastern part of the catchment over past Wigmore Swallet.
Now, has anyone got the survey data for Pinetree Pot?
Survey page updated
The latest (October 2012) versions of the Cheddar catchment 3d and lox files have been added to the Survey Archive page. The October 31st version of the Reservoir Hole survey is also now there.
Updates to the Survey Page
The 2011 versions of the Cheddar Catchment survey files are now available on the Cave Survey Archive page.
New Caving EquipmentOver the summer, the Society acquired a large amount of brand new caving gear for the use of students, especially Freshers. This can be seen in action in our Photo Gallery (check out "somewhere 2010").
We are extremely grateful to the Alumni Foundation of the University of Bristol and to the Trustees of the Oliver Lloyd Memorial Fund for the grants that made this possible.
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