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 ===== Mendip Cave Survey Scheme ===== ===== Mendip Cave Survey Scheme =====
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-The Mendip Cave Survey Scheme ​is an informal working relationship between the BEC, CSS, MCG, MNRC, SMCC and the WCC. Copies of the original ​surveys ​are deposited at a central location and are then always ​available ​to member ​clubs of the scheme.+The Mendip Cave Survey Scheme ​was an informal working relationship between the BEC, CSS, MCG, MNRC, SMCC and the WCC. The Scheme was formally wound up in 2009 and scanned copies of the surveys were given to the MCRA.  ​Copies of the surveys ​may also be available ​from the clubs that were members ​of the Scheme or through their web sites.
  
-The obvious main advantage of such a scheme is that the survey remains accessible long after the surveyor has given up caving, moved away to another area or lost their originals. Cave surveyors are therefore requested to always forward a copy of the survey for inclusion within the scheme and arrangements can be made to have copies produced. +In the Access Guide section of this web site the cave name is followed by an (S) in some instances. This indicates that a survey ​was previously ​available through the Mendip ​Cave Survey Scheme.
-The scheme is not entirely restricted to Mendip caves and a full list of available surveys and the prices is available from The Cave Survey Scheme, Joan Goddard, The Meadows, Cheddar Road, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2DL. In the Access Guide section of this web site the cave name is followed by an (S) in some instances. This indicates that a survey ​is available through the Mendip Survey Scheme.+
  
-There are surveys of many Mendip caves not included in the Survey Scheme. Copies of these can be inspected ​in the various club newsletters and journals. The appropriate references will found by consulting the guidebooks:+There are surveys of many Mendip caves that were not included in the Survey Scheme. Copies of these can be found in the various club newsletters and journals. The appropriate references will found by consulting the guidebooks:
    * Mendip. The Complete Caves and A View of The Hills by N. Barrington and W.I. Stanton (ISBN 0 9501459 2 0) published 1977. (Out of Print)    * Mendip. The Complete Caves and A View of The Hills by N. Barrington and W.I. Stanton (ISBN 0 9501459 2 0) published 1977. (Out of Print)
    * Mendip Underground,​ A Caver’s Guide by D.J. Irwin and A.R. Jarratt, (ISBN 0 95361 0 6) published 1999.    * Mendip Underground,​ A Caver’s Guide by D.J. Irwin and A.R. Jarratt, (ISBN 0 95361 0 6) published 1999.
 Or by checking through the annually produced Speleological Abstracts now incorporating Current Titles in Speleology available from [[http://​www.bcra.org.uk/​pub/#​abstracts|BCRA Publication Sales]] ​ Or by checking through the annually produced Speleological Abstracts now incorporating Current Titles in Speleology available from [[http://​www.bcra.org.uk/​pub/#​abstracts|BCRA Publication Sales]] ​
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