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Offline psykx

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Caving shop closest to Bristol? Inglesport?
« on: December 13, 2021, 10:02:51 pm »
Hi there,
I'm thinking about making a return to caving after a ten year hiatus. I sold all SRT Kit year ago and I've not seen any of my under suits or warmbac's in years. I'd like to try kit on if possible and I don't mind a drive, where is the closest caving shop to Bristol where I can try kit on? Is it really Inglesport?

Thanks, Max B

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Re: Caving shop closest to Bristol? Inglesport?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2021, 10:24:58 pm »
Since Andy has packed up shop in Cheddar, your best bet locally is Starless River. Not local, but mobile. You can check where he'll be and when on the website.

Best to contact Tony and let him know what you ate after and he will make sure he's got a suitable range of stock for you to try.

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Re: Caving shop closest to Bristol? Inglesport?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2021, 10:25:10 pm »
Starless River have weekends selling kit in each of the regions. check out when he's next on mendip and message Tony your approximate dimensions and I'm sure he'll make sure he's got a range for you to try on :)

https://starlessriver.com/calendar/

Having checked the calendar he was actually on mendip this weekend just gone

EDIT: Pete just beat me to it, damnit
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Re: Caving shop closest to Bristol? Inglesport?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2021, 10:27:45 pm »
Up and Under in Cardiff is good for the basics.
https://upandunder.co.uk/



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Re: Caving shop closest to Bristol? Inglesport?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2021, 11:41:31 am »
Starless River have weekends selling kit in each of the regions. check out when he's next on mendip and message Tony your approximate dimensions and I'm sure he'll make sure he's got a range for you to try on :)

https://starlessriver.com/calendar/

Having checked the calendar he was actually on mendip this weekend just gone

EDIT: Pete just beat me to it, damnit
Typically at the Wessex on the 2nd Saturday of each month, though this does change if events clash with it.

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Re: Caving shop closest to Bristol? Inglesport?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2021, 12:32:13 pm »
Very helpful all. I'll get in touch, and maybe even arrange to meet at the Wessex.

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Re: Caving shop closest to Bristol? Inglesport?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2021, 05:44:23 pm »
+1 for Seddon at the Wessex hutch
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Re: Caving shop closest to Bristol? Inglesport?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2021, 10:46:15 pm »
There used to be one in Bedminster? What was it called? (around 1997).

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Re: Caving shop closest to Bristol? Inglesport?
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2021, 02:45:26 pm »
I'm about to PM you with some useful information; I happenend to bump into Mr. Starless River less than 60 minutes ago.

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Re: Caving shop closest to Bristol? Inglesport?
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2021, 03:44:45 pm »
"I happenend to bump into Mr. Starless River less than 60 minutes ago"

When I read that, I couldn't help but picture a cartoon version of Tony in a caving suit on the front of one of those "Mr Men" books  ;D
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Re: Caving shop closest to Bristol? Inglesport?
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2021, 05:31:05 pm »
So that's what you read in bed then?!   :tease:

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Re: Caving shop closest to Bristol? Inglesport?
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2021, 09:00:43 am »

Caving Supplies in Buxton is still open but by appointment

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