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Cavers fight to take the right to roam to new depths
28th March, 2016
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Campaigners call for government to extend legal rights of countryside access to Britain's underground wonders

Cavers are calling for the government to extend the rights that allow access to mountains, moors, heaths and downs to the subterranean systems that lie beneath some of Britain's best-known landscapes.

The failure to include caves in the right to roam legislation introduced in 2000 means that it can take weeks for people to get the go-ahead to explore systems such as Gaping Gill in Yorkshire, because permission needs to be obtained from landowners

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