s="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> Wild Places Publishing and Descent magazine

Descent magazine presents all the caving news and the best articles on caves and caving in the UK and around the world.
Descent: written by cavers, produced by cavers and read by cavers ... Everywhere!

The next edition of Descent will be published on:
7 June 2014


Available NOW: Martyn Farr's latest book, Classic Darksite Diving

Artists Bill of Rights

and Wild Places Publishing support the Artists Bill of Rights for Creative People

Why not SUBSCRIBE to Descent or give someone a present that will last a whole year? It's amazingly good value: click HERE. We also produce a fine range of CAVING BOOKS: see the latest Read Inside features

Welcome to Wild Places Publishing

and Descent magazine

Wild Places Publishing produces the cavers' magazine Descent and other specialist caving publications

Free UK delivery on all items. Not sure whether to buy or subscribe? Take a look at some of the comments written by readers

The current issue is: Descent (237) for April/May 2014

Descent current cover


Stormy to Nettlebed
Stormy Pot connected to Nettlebed: a major New Zealand trip through Mt Arthur

A Game of Rocks
The discovery of Jenga Pot


Cave Access – out in the open
Do we or don't we have access to caves, by right?

Gear Review
The Earthworm
A new caver-designed headlight

The Ghost of Ma On Shan
Seeking out the underground, wherever you may be

Write it Down!
Subterranean Games
It's no wonder that non-cavers think we're strange ...

For these articles and much more, read this feature-rich edition of Descent. Click the link for more details or to download a file of the cover

Cover:  Kieran McKay in the Nettlebed system, New Zealand. Photo: Neil Silverwood

Back cover rollover: Chris Jewell diving in Sump 6 (top), Helen Warren on the Greasy Chimney and Henry Dawson on the polished rock of The Landing in Swildon’s Hole. Photos: Stu Gardiner

Complete author, obituary and survey indexes are now online and searchable
See the books section for new Read Inside features

Descent: The magazine of underground exploration