Other Sites and Blogs

We can’t hope to bring you every story, but there are plenty of caving and mining blogs out there you can browse at your leisure! Have a read through some of the best! If you know of a blog you’d like us to add to this page please let us know!

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Incident 42/2017 – June 21st Mon. 16.33 – Horton Scar, Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

A 5 yr old ‘sprocker’ spaniel fell on rocks and was unable, or unwilling, to move his back legs. The owner requested assistance to get the dog off the hill. A small team responded, and ...
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Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast… 8,200 years ago

An analysis of stalagmite records from White Moon Cave in the Santa Cruz Mountains shows that 8200 years ago the California coast underwent 150 years of exceptionally wet and stormy weather. This is the first ...
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17th June 2017

I was on the Gower Peninsula this weekend with John Cooper (The Lost Caves of Gower Project). Others, though kept up the fight, here follows Tav's report: "Jake digging, Tav in the Tuck Shop, John ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

15th June 2017: Jake, Tav, Duncan P, Pete Bolt and Max Fisher. Continuation of the slope engineering. Tav, Pete and Max with a combined effort in spoil removal, Duncan and me were hauling it away ...
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13th June 2017

With Roz. A warm walk up to the cave entrance, and the clegs are back. At the current end of Merlin's, I drilled 6no. holes either side of a narrow fissure that appears to lead ...
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Incident 41/2017 – June 13th Tue. 12.24 – Path from Gordale Bridge to Cawden Flatts, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m,70) was reported to have collapsed on the path from Gordale Bridge to Cawden Flatts. With no phone signal, the caller returned to Malham to call for help and to collect the village ...
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10th June 2017

With Nick, Tav, Jake, Matt, Brockers and Jonathon. Brockers and Jonathan went off to the end to clear the debris and fill bags, after reeling in the wire. Matt was in the Tuck Shop, Jake ...
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A  days photographic play in St Cuthberts Swallet

A days photographic play in St Cuthberts Swallet

Mr Marris has been absent for a while having moved a little further afield so we were chuffed to have him on a photographic trip in to St. Cuthberts hole this weekend.Martin Grass was to ...
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Gower Peninsula, Wales

BCRA 2017 Field Meeting: Caves and Karst of the Gower Peninsula, Wales. 19-21 May 2017. A personal account. The Salt House, Port Eynon. Friday afternoon. Walk: Pilton Green (NGR SS 4465 8710) via Long Hole ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

8th June 2017: with Jake, Nick and Tav. After some recent torrential rain, it was a relief to find that there wasn't any water running into the dig. We had a brief discussion about how ...
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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 ...
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6th June 2017

With Roz. Some induced rapid speleogenesis required, 6no. holes drilled at the current end of Merlin's, on the right-hand side, where there is a small gap over a calcited (?) blockage. Some of the holes ...
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Incident 40/2017 – June 5th Mon. 17.29 – Calf Holes, Birkwith, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

A farmer reported one of his sheep had fallen down the 20m pitch at the entrance to Calf Holes, and was concerned as water levels appeared to be rising due to the heavy rain. A ...
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3rd June 2017

With Jake, Nick, Tav, Jonathon, Matt, and Alex too! Although Alex went off to do his own thing for a while he joined us later to haul-out a few bags. Nick, Tav and Matt headed ...
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Incident 39/2017 – June 3rd Sat. 17.29 – Rosebay Pot, Newby Moss, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

A pot-holer reported that a sheep had fallen down Fluted Hole and appeared uninjured, but was too heavy for him to rescue, alone. A small team went up onto Newby Moss, extricating the sheep from ...
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Incident 38/2017 – June 2nd Fri. 23.02 – Sulber Nick, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers (both f, 25) reported themselves lost and benighted, while descending from Ingleborough to Horton in Ribblesdale. CRO members soon found them and escorted them down to Horton ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

1st June 2017: with Roz, Brockers, Nick Tav and Duncan. It was a fine evening, warm and sunny, there were grumbling's like "too nice to go underground". These were ignored and off we went. At ...
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Incident 37/2017 – May 31st Wed. 15.00 – Gaping Gill, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

During incident no 36, a caver (m 60) suffered from chest pains whilst at the foot of Gaping Gill where he was helping to manage winch descents of the cave. He rode to the surface ...
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Incident 36/2017 – May 31st Wed. 12.03 – Sand Cavern, Gaping Gill, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

CRO were called to support Bradford Pothole Club (BPC) with the rescue of a young person from Sand Cavern in Gaping Gill. The casualty had descended into the main chamber of Gaping Gill via the ...
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Incident 35/2017 – May 30th Tue. 15.48 – Snow Falls, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

CRO were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to help attend to a walker with an injured ankle on Ingleton waterfalls walk. Though the ambulance was quickly cancelled by the casualty, the first CRO member on ...
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30th May 2017

With Roz and Buster (the dog). Forty bags cleared-out from the entrance and emptied onto the spoil heap, left the rocks for the weekend. The farmer, out with his dogs, came up to the cave ...
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Little Neath River Cave

Little Neath River Cave

Team: Jen Baxter, Lisa Boore, Nigel Jones, Paul Tarrant, Dan Thorne, Claire VivianA spell of hot, dry weather made us think about doing a trip that would cool us down. Little Neath fitted the bill ...
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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 Levett, ...
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How do blind cavefish find their way? The answer could be in their bones.

Blind cavefish typically have skulls that bend slightly to the left. A study suggests this orientation might help them find food as they navigate in a perpetual counter-clockwise direction around a cave ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

18th May 2017: with Jake, Tav, Jonathon, Dunc P, Matt and Mandy Voysey. Me and Jake made our way to the dig, the rest of the team tarried awhile to admire the scenery. At the ...
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16th May 2017

With Roz. At the current end of Merlin's, following the south-west leading gap, drilled 6no. hole in the floor, to continue the expansion. Struggled to drill the holes at first but, a squirt of WD40 ...
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A trip to The Far North. Dan Yr Ogof

A trip to The Far North. Dan Yr Ogof

Kay and I headed down the SWCC on the Friday to get a decent nights sleep before our big trip on the Saturday. Unfortunately Plymouth Uni had other plans and were outside partying till 4.30am, ...
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Wookey Hole, Mendip

4th May 2017: with Jake, Tav and Duncan P. The usual warm trip up through 20, even though we kept a relaxed pace. Ma and Jake took it in turns to dig, Tav and Duncan ...
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1st May 2017

With Roz. After a visit to the suppliers and prep work done it was off to Hallowe'en Rift to continue the expansion work to the south-side, at the present end of Merlin's ...
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Day 3 Hendre Spa Mine

Day 3 Hendre Spa Mine

For the last day of the club meet Ex member Heather Simpson kindly offered to lead us on a trip in to Hendre Spa Mine ...
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