De La Beche unconformity, Vallis Vale, Mendip Hills, Somerset.

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cave exploration and research,


Hi, my name is Vince Simmonds and I have a long and active interest in cave exploration and research, in particular the caves and karst of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.


Member of the British Cave Research Association, Fellow of the Geological Society of London and Practitioner Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

Keep up to date with all the latest news from the exploration of one Mendip cave, Hallowe'en Rift, through the blog - dighalloween




I have put together 'An overview of the archaeology of Mendip caves and karst' available on the Mendip Cave Archaeology page and also online at mcra.org.uk in their archaeology section.


I have been researching the Stanton Drew Stone Circles and surrounding area for a number of years as an individual project focusing on the origins of the stones found there; and further archaeological investigations with the Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society at the stones and the wider environs. Take a peek at the blog - sourcingthestones


and the great outdoors.



Caver, archaeologist, geologist, outdoor enthusiast and generally enjoy the natural world around, follow the blog - ramblingon about exploration, excursions, walks and thoughts in the countryside.


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