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Offline Petegro

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PORTH YR OGOF GUIDE?
« on: July 14, 2016, 11:38:10 am »
Hi Guys,

I will be visiting Ystradfellte at the end of the month (31 July-1 August 2016 ) and would love to explore a few caves in this region. I am new to caving, but have had a few lovely experiences in them. It was suggested that a local guide might be a good way to get the best out of the cave/s in this area.

Could anyone please recommend a local guide that would be able to safely show me some of the highlights of Porth yr Ogof or other such caves? Look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks.

Peter

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Re: PORTH YR OGOF GUIDE?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 01:56:59 pm »
Dear Peter

I am available for that weekend and can show you around for £100 a day.  Alternatively, at PyO there is a resident "Warden" who will sell you a guide to PyO:

THE SECRET WORLD OF PORTH YR OGOF by Martyn Farr  1998  24 pp, many colour photos, survey, printed on art paper SB

for a couple of quid.

Regards - Tony

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Re: PORTH YR OGOF GUIDE?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 02:01:24 pm »
If you Goggle:

PORTH YR OGOF

you will probably know more than me.

Also worth getting a copy of:

THE RIVER SCENERY AT THE HEAD OF THE VALE OF NEATH by F J North Fourth edition (Revised) 1962  101 pp, 31 plates, 31 figs.  An unlikely title for a caving book.  This is in-depth account of Porth yr Ogof and the adjacent caves and karst.  There are also reproductions of old engravings of PYO.  SB


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Re: PORTH YR OGOF GUIDE?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2016, 05:18:51 pm »
You could always have a look at http://www.caveinstructor.org.uk/instructors for help on a guide or alternatively contact South Wales Caving Club at http://www.swcc.org.uk/.
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Re: PORTH YR OGOF GUIDE?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 07:49:29 am »
Thanks for your replies guys, much appreciated and much to consider.

Best wishes

Peter