Club News

News: An invitation to join cave excavations at Lower Winskill

Photos and article courtesy of Tom Lord The first phase of excavations at Haggs Brow Cave, Lower Winskill http://www.lowerwinskill.co.uk/  will take place from Friday 20th May to Tuesday 31st May. Haggs Brow Cave is located ...

How to have Mendip caves [almost] all to yourself?

Trip Dates: March 25th-28th 2016 Team: Bill Buxton, Brendan Hoare, Colin Hoare, Duncan Hornby, Malcolm Lloyd, Claire Vivian The answer to this question seems simply to turn up on an Easter Bank Holiday weekend! Swildon’s ...

News: Breakthrough in Tween Twins Hole, Burrington Combe, Somerset

A major breakthrough has been made in Tween Twins Hole, Burrington Combe, Somerset. Darkness Below has received the following report from the diggers: After many years of work a team of Wessex Cave Club diggers ...

Craig ar Ffynnon 1.3.16

Team: Lisa Boore, Adrian Brown, Paul Tarrant, Dan Thorne, Mark, Claire Vivian. St David's Day. What better time to visit the spectacular Hall of the Mountain King? Two of our group (Adrian and Mark) had ...

Evening trip 23.2.16

Team: Kim Allkins, Vince Allkins, Lisa Boore, Phil Cullen, Paul Tarrant, Claire Vivian This was Phil's second visit to OFD, but first visit to Top Entrance. Phil had worked in the coal mining industry for ...

Update: Legal action over Drws Cefn entrance draws closer

We brought you news last year about the threat of legal action from cavers Stuart France and Nigel Rogers and on the responses from both Natural Resources Wales and Drws Cefn landowner Pwlldu Conservation Limited. We understand in the latest ...

Event: Northern CHECC

This year’s fast approaching Council of Higher Education Caving clubs satellite event (Northern CHECC) is a mini student caving forum mainly for northern student caving clubs or student clubs with an interest in caving in ...

OFD evening, 16.2.16

Team: Lisa Boore, Chloe Francis, Steve Hepple, Paul Tarrant, Dan Thorne, Claire Vivian All the perfect ingredients for a fun evening trip tonight: good company, mild peril and cake. We headed via the walking route ...

2015: A Year in Trips

A lot happened for SWCC members in 2015! Here are just some of the photographic highlights that I have found from both below and above ground. Here's to an even more active 2016 for all ...

Event: Irish Student Caving Forum

This year's Irish Student Caving Forum is being hosted by the Dublin City University Caving Club in Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim on the 25th - 28th March 2016. The ticket cost is €50 per person. Accommodation ...
PNG Southern Highlands

Expedition News: The Caves of the Kosua, Papua New Guinea

Far from the floods back home, a team of fifteen cavers, mostly from Ireland, spent Christmas and New Year exploring caves in the Papua New Guinea rainforest. The Kosua tribe own land near Mount Bosavi ...

Update: Goyden Pot News

As already reported numerous and severe recent floods have resulted in changes at Goyden Pot. The Black Sheep Diggers have visited the site and report that a large block and two smaller blocks have fallen ...