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Evening route finding

Tuesday 5.7.16 Team: Jen Baxter, Lisa Boore, Paul Tarrant, Dan Thorne, Claire Vivian Being as Paul was injured, this was going to be a smaller trip that would focus on route finding and visiting some ...

Mined out!

Dates: 24th -26th July 2016 Team: Bill Buxton,Graham Christian,Brian Clipstone, Howard Dare (& Molly),Kevin Diffey, Andy Dobson, Dave Dobson,Clark Friend, Chris Grimmett (& Sheelagh), Mark Hampson, Duncan Hornby, Harvey Lomas,Fred Levett, Tim Lewington, David Mullin, ...

Mud and Midges

Team: Adrian Brown, Duncan Hornby and Claire Vivian Trip date: 12th June 2016 On Sunday Claire and I met up with Adrian to visit two caves in the western part of the Black Mountains: Pal-y-Cwrt ...

A Highland Fling

14th-22nd May 2016. SWCC team - Andy Freem, Antonia Freem, Lucy Freem (and Rosemary), Duncan Hornby, Harvey Lomas, Kevin Munn, Pam Munn, Helen Stewart, Malcolm Stewart, Claire Vivian. A fun week was had by all ...

A Coffee Break In Ogof Marros

It had been a long wet winter and as the entrance series can flood to the roof we had been hampered from visiting the newly discovered Ogof Marros. I had first met Phil Knight a ...

SWCC – Looking to the future

What better way to follow on from the 70th anniversary celebrations than to look to the next 70? There were several trips underground with the club's next generation over the anniversary weekend and this is ...

South Wales Caving Club – 70th Anniversary

South Wales Caving Club has recently celebrated its 70th anniversary on April 30th. SWCC has been based in the Upper Swansea Valley for all that time, and has always made cavers welcome to their impressive ...

Yeah cave is dry, by the way I’ve not been in it for 5 years…uh oh!

Team: Andy Freem, Antonia Freem and Duncan Hornby It is a rare treat to be able to lead the Freems into a cave system they haven’t been in! Meeting up on the Friday at the ...

Snowdon for some

12-13 March Jo Myburgh, Andy O'Connor, Tabitha Oosterhouse, Elena and Claire Vivian. It's not every weekend that you get the chance to visit the highest point in Wales one day and then walk around one ...

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 ...

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 ...