Club News

Sun, Sand and Caves

My first official SWCC trip A new member’s perspective by Barbara Lane  Mallorca, Port de Pollensa. 4th-11th March 2017 I was very kindly invited to spend a week caving and sight-seeing in Mallorca. The thought of spending ...
Provisional Members do their thing

Provisional Members do their thing

In recent weeks we have had many enquiries from people who would either like to try caving for the first time, or established cavers who would like to join SWCC. As ever, we are keen ...

Recreational Caver Training – Does it Work?

When someone new to caving starts to make enquiries about how to get involved, and what is the best way to gain some experience, one of the more common responses is to suggest joining a club ...

Hardcore at Hardraw….

Trip Date: 3rd - 5th February 2017 Most of the team arrived on Thursday evening to stay in the very comfortable Old School Bunkhouse at Hardraw, just north of Hawes. As the one and only pub ...

News: BBC Inside Out West Visit Pen Park Hole

On 4 August 2016, Pen Park Hole was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England, and cavers and local residents held a celebratory party, as the notification came about after a ...

You have to work for these formations!

Trip date: 3rd-5th February 2017 Team: Steve Hepple, Duncan Hornby & Claire Vivian The team arrived Friday evening, we stayed at the Shepton. An obligatory pint (or two) was consumed at the Hunters. A curtain ...

Evening Wanderings

18.1.17 Cwm Dwr - Big Shacks Lisa Boore, Andy Lewington, Paul Tarrant, Dan Thorne, Claire Vivian This was a first visit to Cwm Dwr for Lisa and Dan, so we took our time and explored ...

“CSI London” visit UBSS Bristol

The good news is that no animals or humans have been harmed recently, well not for a couple of thousand years in anyway, it's not really a crime scene! This research is being headed up ...

News: University of Bristol Carbon-Dating Facility

In November 2015, the University of Bristol unveiled the brand new Bristol Radiocarbon Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (BRAMS). This instrument is based on one of the new generation of ultra-compact high-precision AMS instruments and will be ...

Bookings for NAMHO 2017 Now Live

Bookings are now open for the National Association of Mining History Organisations (NAMHO) Conference 2017, to be based around Godstone, Surrey, UK over the weekend of 23-26th June 2017. A lively and exciting weekend of ...

To bail or not to bail that is the question…

Trip date: 9th-11th December 2016 Team: Stuart Bennett, James Hallihan, Piers Hallihan,Duncan Hornby, Jo Myburgh,Helen Stewart, Malcolm Stewart, Phill Thomas, Claire Vivian The team arrived on the Mendips Friday evening around 9.30pm. Abandoning Piers and ...

To bail or not to bail that is the question…

Trip date: 9th-11th December 2016 Team: Stuart Bennett, James Hallihan, Piers Hallihan,Duncan Hornby, Jo Myburgh,Helen Stewart, Malcolm Stewart, Phill Thomas, Claire Vivian The team arrived on the Mendips Friday evening around 9.30pm. Abandoning Piers and ...