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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

I love to hate you

It's no secret that I'm not a fan of Cwm Dwr. Actually, that's not true. I love Cwm Dwr, I just hate the entrance series. Since I've spent most of the last few years at ...

New Year at SWCC

Authors: Duncan Hornby and Claire Vivian With the Christmas leftovers going stale in the fridge and daytime TV being a no-go option, it was time for some drastic action. Of course, that was going to ...