Search results

  1. A

    Car hire at Bilbao Airport?

    I hire cars in Europe several times a year, I also use a top up insurance from the UK, it makes the car hire much cheaper. The hire charges have gone up considerably post Covid. A more cynical person would suggest that it is to make up for the loss of income from selling short term insurance...
  2. A

    BCA 2024 AGM

    Hi all The BCA 2024 AGM will be held by Zoom on Monday 3/6/2024 starting at 1900. Details and the Zoom address will be sent out in due course. Allan Richardson Secretary British Caving Association
  3. A

    Cambrian Caving Council 2024 AGM

    The AGM will be held on Sunday 10th March 2024 starting at 1200, at the Rheidol Power Station, CwmRheidol, Aberystwyth. The meeting will be both in person and by Zoom. Following the meeting Roy Fellows will be giving a presentation on Welsh Mining. Allan Richardson Secretary Cambrian Caving Council
  4. A

    how did you get into caving

    Late teens interested in rocks and fossils, then a friend who had a car said that the best minerals were on the old mine tips of the Northern Pennines and the Lake District, it was a short step from there to exploring underground, parents not happy. Ended up exploring a lot of mines before I...
  5. A

    Moasure

    Sounds like it could be useful surveying old mines which often have lots of metal in them.
  6. A

    Kingsdale bore

    In the mid 1980's I saw the Manifold Bore, we had been digging in the stream bed when we heard a "shushing sound", this was the water flowing over the dry riverbed and pushing through the Wild Rhubarb. Even when we still couldn't see the flowing water the river bed was resurging with pressure...
  7. A

    Caving Games

    Buoy Rugby, played in the past at SWCC with a large Mooring Buoy someone found on the coast.
  8. A

    Cambrian Caving Council 2023 AGM

    The 2023 Cambrian Caving Council AGM will be held by Zoom on the 15th March at 1930. The Zoom details will be sent out nearer the time. Cheers Allan Secretary, Cambrian Caving Council.
  9. A

    Cambrian Caving Council 2023 AGM

    The 2023 Cambrian Caving Council AGM will be held by Zoom on the 15th March at 1930. The Zoom details will be sent out nearer the time. Cheers Allan Secretary, Cambrian Caving Council.
  10. A

    Nenthead

    Hi Tracey The 5 mines trip and the Nenthead Great Traverse are essentially the same thing. The mines they traverse are Caplecleugh, Longcleugh, Smallcleugh, Rampgill, Scaleburn, Brownley Hill and Nentsberry Hagg's. Yes I know that is more than 5 mines, but I didn't name it. Due to ongoing...
  11. A

    Dan yr Ogof survey

    Hi there are plenty available at SWCC at £5 each. Cheers Allan
  12. A

    Cave Surveying Course at SWCC

    Introduction to Cave Surveying Course The Cave Surveying Group (CSG) are running an Introduction to Cave Surveying course at SWCC over the weekend of 13/14 November 2021. The course whilst being run by the CSG, it is being supported by the BCA Training Scheme. The cost of the weekend is ?20...
  13. A

    current OFD access

          Notice concerning Covid 19 related access to OFD and facilities at South Wales Caving Club Frequently changing National regulations governing travel, outdoor meeting and use of residential accommodation (including camping) have all impacted on the ability of SWCC to  maintain its normal...
  14. A

    CCC AGM 21st March 1800

    A reminder to CCC member clubs that the 2021 AGM will be held on Sunday 21st March at 1800, Zoom invitations will be sent out in the next day or so, to member clubs and those people who have requested one. Allan Richardson Secretary CCC
  15. A

    Gus Horsley

    I am trying to get in contact with Gus Horsley on a caving matter
  16. A

    Cave Surveying Course

    Introduction to Cave Surveying Course The Cave Surveying Group (CSG) are running an Introduction to Cave Surveying course at SWCC over the weekend of 28/29 March 2020. The course whilst being run by the CSG, it is being supported by the BCA Training Scheme. The cost of the weekend is ?20 paid...
  17. A

    CCC AGM

    Hi all The CCC AGM is this coming Sunday 17th March, 1pm at Snailbeach Village Hall, SY5 ONS Cheers Allan CCC Secretary
  18. A

    Paperless Surveying Course

    Paperless Surveying Course The Cave Surveying Group are holding a Paperless Surveying Course at SWCC over the weekend 2/3 March 2019 The course is aimed at people with little or no experience in Paperless Surveying. Accommodation is booked at SWCC Those wishing to attend or have any questions...
  19. A

    Approach to Town Drain and White lady Cave

    From the SWOAPG Coordinator "A few trees have fallen or slipped above the gorge on the approach to White Lady Cave and Town Drain. This means there are some loose rocks balanced on root balls and ledges." Please be careful! Thanks to Richard Hill for this alert.
  20. A

    Access path to Ogof Clogwyn closed until 21 Sep

    Due to the replacment of overhead power lines by National Grid, a number of Public Rights of Way have been closed around the Heads of the Valleys area. This includes the approach path to Ogof Clogwyn, which is closed until 21 Sep.
Top