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Walking and trampolines

Walking and trampolines

19-20 August 2017 Team: Toby Dryden, Duncan Hornby, Barbara Lane and Claire Vivian A super fast journey up to North Wales by Toby, Barbara and Claire directly contrasted with the 6 hour epic drive had ...
Caves in an Ancient Land - 17th ICS Conference, Australia

Caves in an Ancient Land – 17th ICS Conference, Australia

It was never going to be cheap, but it sure was a lot of fun! Two members of SWCC (Claire Vivian and Duncan Hornby) headed to Australia in July for the 17th ICS conference. We ...
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, ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
Ogof Marros update

Ogof Marros update

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

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 ...