Club News

News: Awards and High Speed Internet at Bullpot Farm!

July 12th was a bright and sunny day on Casterton Fell Good job as it was a publicity day for Red Rose Cave & Pothole Club at Bullpot Farm. We were presented with our cheque ...
A head for heights needed!

A head for heights needed!

Toby Dryden, Chris Epton, Claire Vivian, Jo White. Saturday 1 July. Good weather and great company was had on this weekend. We stayed at the Bryn Conwy bunkhouse, which is right in the centre of ...
Local Update

Local Update

Once again, plenty has been going on at and around SWCC. We recently had new provisional member, Lucy, spend a week in South Wales for some caving and walking fun. She met many new cavers, ...

NAMHO Annual Conference 2017 – Lecture Review

It fell to me to arrange and host the two days of lectures for the 2017 conference of the National Association of Mining History Organisations (NAMHO), while other members of the hosting group, the Wealden ...
Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud… An Otterly Filthy Trip to the Wye Valley.

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud… An Otterly Filthy Trip to the Wye Valley.

Trip date: 17th June 2017 Team: Tarquin Wilton-Jones, Helen Stewart, Dave Coulson, Nigel Jones. Warden: Pete Mason   This cave very quickly made my wishlist when I heard about it over 20 years ago. For ...
Remembering Mossdale fifty years on

Remembering Mossdale fifty years on

On Saturday 24th June 1967 a strong team of ten cavers led by Dave Adamson entered Mossdale Caverns on a beautiful summers day intending to blast and excavate at the southern end of Mud Caverns ...
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Caving in Yorkshire is awesome!

Trip date: 17th-18th June 2017 Team; Stuart Bennett, Bob Hall, Elaine Hall, Duncan Hornby, Helen Hooper, Andy Jones, Richard Sore and Claire Vivian   Everyone arrived in Yorkshire on the Friday to stay at the ...
Provisional Members'/ Beginners' Weekend

Provisional Members’/ Beginners’ Weekend

Just a quick write-up here as a more detailed report will appear in the Newsletter. The 3-4 June weekend saw 14 people either new to caving, or SWCC, come and visit the club and go ...

News: Generous Gift to SECRO in Memory of the late Paul Dold LRPS

Paul Dold's death last year in a diving accident in Cornwall shocked his many friends in a way only the unexpected death of someone with such a huge appetite for life can. A Justgiving campaign ...
Little Neath River Cave

Little Neath River Cave

Team: Jen Baxter, Lisa Boore, Nigel Jones, Paul Tarrant, Dan Thorne, Claire Vivian A spell of hot, dry weather made us think about doing a trip that would cool us down. Little Neath fitted the ...
South Wales Caving Club - blog 2017-05-29 18:57:00

South Wales Caving Club – blog 2017-05-29 18:57:00

North Wales Mines Weekend. Anglesey. 13-14 May. Team: Bill Buxton, Graham Christian, Brian Clipstone, Howard Dare, Peter Dennis, Kevin Diffey, Andy Dobson, Dave Dobson, Spencer Drew, Andy Freem, Antonia Freem, Mark Hampson, Barbara Lane, Fred ...

Ogof Marros update

Just a mini update to say the second choke is still going and has got decidedly muddier! With the help of new members to the digging team we have been pushing the second choke in ...