We run various training events throughout the year to ensure that all members are at the appropriate skill level for their caving and to inform our members about conservation.
See Upcoming Trips for training events or contact the Training and Conservation Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally there are low cost training events for members through Nigel Atkins, the BCA/DCA Training Officer – . see here
) ‘The Descent’: A Complete Guide to Caving (10 min Video)
How to coil a ladder (2 min video)
Cave with care and prior thought
Disturb nothing without consulting other cavers
Avoid touching formations
Keep to marked routes and never cross conservation tapes
Take nothing but photographs
Do not pollute the cave, leave nothing behind
BCA Caving Conservation Guidelines: Click Here
Masson CG members are regularly involved in cave and mine conservation, often in cooperation with other organisations like the Derbyshire Caving Association.
Many of the caves and especially mines in the Peak District contain roosting bats. Masson Caving Group follows the DCA Guidlines for bats underground and reports bat sightings to the Derbyshire Bat Group.