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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An Ogof Ffynnon Ddu Trip

10/08/2013I'd only ever done through trips in OFD in the upstream direction, so it would be interesting to see how hard the route-finding for our planned downstream (OFD Top to OFD 1) trip would be ...
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Alpine Adventures

Around this time last year Kathryn and I headed to the Ecrins for our first attempt at conquering some alpine mountains. We had an lovely time, although things didn't quite go entirely to plan: I ...
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Middleton Stone Mine

Middleton Stone Mine

This was originally supposed to be a DCC walking/caving weekend in Peak, but due to an administrative error, we all ended up doing something different. Me, Ed, Olly, Joel, Rebekah, Daggers and Colin met in ...
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Cwmorthin

Cwmorthin

We were supposed to be joining a few members of UCET today to do the Dinorwic Snakes and Ladders climbing route around the quarry. Unfortunately due to it pouring down with rain, Ed, Me, Olly, ...
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Caving in a Washing Machine

15/06/13 An aborted trip down Roaring HoleWookey, Kathryn and I, joined by Jeremy and Chris, were following a team of Durham cavers into Roaring Hole, a cave notable for its damp boulder chokes. The plan ...
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War of the Worlds, Ogof Draenen

8/06/13Nial and Emma in War of the WorldsWith the prospect of a long trip to Draenen at the weekend, I had spent some time on Friday printing out various bits of description and surveys to ...
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A Rare Weekend on Mendip

Crystals in Neverland, Upper Flood SwalletIt had been been four years since I last went caving in the Mendips, and now I'm wondering why I left it so long! That trip in 2009 included a ...
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The Tales of an Incompetent Cross Country Skier in Norway

Our home for the weekUntil last week Kathryn and I had never been skiing. So when the opportunity to go to Anthony and Julia's hut in Norway arose, we embraced it with the kind of ...
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Random Furtlings in Ogof Draenen

9/03/2013Some of the best caving trips are the ones where you don't have a particular objective, just a vague idea of somewhere to go; perhaps with a bit of a survey or a description printed ...
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A Non-Caving Trip

Sunday's caving plans were thwarted by our own laziness, so I thought I'd write about Saturday's non-caving trip to Snowdonia instead, since it was a 'minor epic'. Kathryn and I planned on practicing our winter ...
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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

12/01/12After a Christmas full of excess, I'd built up a considerable paunch that needed removing. Well, that's a bit of an exagerration, but nevertheless it seemed like a good time of the year for a ...
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A Couple of Mines

A couple of quick mining trips to report before the New Year is out.8/12/12 West Mine, Alderley EdgeAn RRCPC trip with a Derbyshire Caving Club member, Nigel, kindly showing us round some of the extensive ...
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Some South Wales and Yorkshire Caving

A few more trips to report before my next few weekends are filled up with various wedding related shenanigans.Ogof Ffynnon Ddu27/10/12Martin and I had driven down to South Wales to help show CUCC's latest band ...
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Car Pot

6th October 2012I'd been wanting to visit Car Pot for ages. Below the various awkward pitches and squeezes it's apparently really pretty. So Kathryn and I jumped at the opportunity to join Emma and Tom ...
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Le Caving

Kathryn and I spent the first week of August in the Ecrins in the French Alps (via ferrata-ing and attempting some big mountains) before joining the Red Rose trip to the Vercors for some caving ...
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A Rematch with Fault Aven

21st and 22nd July at SWCCSaturday: Ogof Fynnon Ddu 1 to Cwm Dwr via Fault AvenA couple of years back I went to try and have a look at the Pom Pom, a formation in ...
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