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Daren Cilau to Agen Allwedd link?
« on: May 03, 2021, 09:57:50 am »
Recently I was given a collection of old Descent magazines.
The top one on the pile (from 1986!) had the caption "Aggy - Daren link close?"

Inside it had a short article explaining how a number of locations had promise, and were 'very close' !

Given that was 35 years ago, has 'very close' been turned into an actual connection yet?

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Re: Daren Cilau to Agen Allwedd link?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2021, 08:11:50 pm »
No, it hasn’t happened. There were some rumours a few years ago but nothing has happened.

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Re: Daren Cilau to Agen Allwedd link?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2021, 10:11:06 am »
Not familiar with the details. It it a fault in the way like Notts lost John’s?
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Re: Daren Cilau to Agen Allwedd link?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2021, 05:20:30 pm »
3 years ago:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=23003.0

There is more than one passage that are close - they come in from opposite sides of the hill.

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Re: Daren Cilau to Agen Allwedd link?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2021, 05:39:28 pm »
What it needs is a shaft sinking from the moorland above, like Titan has got. Then exploration can gather apace as it won't be such a ball-ache to get in.

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Re: Daren Cilau to Agen Allwedd link?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2021, 10:54:52 pm »
Not familiar with the details. It it a fault in the way like Notts lost John’s?

There are chokes but I don't know if they are caused by a fault/faults.

The choke at Against All Odds in Aggy could well be the other side of the choke at the end of San Augustin Way in Daren but there's a lot of diving to get to either side. And a lot of sherparing on the Aggy side!

The area at the end of Priory Road in Aggy and the very far end of Daren is probably the best bet for a connection and there are at least 3 places here where the caves get close.

My personal favourite to forge a connection would be from Mother of all Battles choke in Aggy to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep choke in Daren. Again, possibly two sides of the same choke and the passages leading up to them are very similar. Would probably need a lot of shoring carried down through Aggy though, via all the crawls in Southern Stream and Priory Road!

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Re: Daren Cilau to Agen Allwedd link?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2021, 11:26:13 pm »
3 years ago:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=23003.0
After those rumours 3 years ago, one person took a detailed look at both sides but there was no connection.

 

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