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Re: WARNING - Craig A Ffynnon
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2021, 06:42:32 pm »
Given the current forecast, personally I'd give the place a miss!

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Re: WARNING - Craig A Ffynnon
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2021, 02:38:40 pm »
Yellow warning of rain

Starts: 00:00 BST on Sun 31 October

Ends: 15:00 GMT on Sun 31 October

A short period of heavy rainfall may bring some localised flooding and transport disruption.

- Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely
- Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
- Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer

Issued at: 10:50 BST on Fri 29 October for Brynmawr.

I have suggested to Mr. O'Doc that we go elsewhere.

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Re: WARNING - Craig A Ffynnon
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2021, 02:42:13 pm »
It's a shame they can't just add 'most caves will definitely flood' in those warnings for areas like this - would save a whole lot of bother :)

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Re: WARNING - Craig A Ffynnon
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2021, 03:50:23 pm »
The forecast may change of course. bit irritating as OCAF is one of those caves with only one floodable section rather like DYO

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Re: WARNING - Craig A Ffynnon
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2021, 05:40:22 pm »
If you do go into the cave (not recommended) watch out for the ... BIG BAT!

On our way out in Wednesday night, we sat down for a couple of minutes at the inner side of the 2nd Choke. When we were ready, I turned around and the biggest, fattest bat I've ever seen was flying straight towards my face! Embarrassingly, I let out a little surprised squeal and the bat turned around and flew back into the choke. It came back a minute later, turned again and disappeared into the choke, not to be seen again.

I can't really tell one bat from another but I'm assuming it was a very well fed Greater Horseshoe? Big, round, brown and hairy!

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Re: WARNING - Craig A Ffynnon
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2021, 06:36:16 pm »
The forecast may change of course. bit irritating as OCAF is one of those caves with only one floodable section rather like DYO
The way in / out...

Greater horseshoes have golden brown fur. I've also seen serotines underground, which are quite large!

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Re: WARNING - Craig A Ffynnon
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2021, 11:19:57 am »
Perhaps the bat had a Halloween costume on to bulk it out ;) . Well we didn't go to Craig y Fynnon but Ogof Cnwc instead for a wander down some of Busman's Holiday. The entrance series was trifle damp but more spacious than I remembered - and shorter. I think it has been engineered since my last visit.

 

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