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Day trip to Devon in March
« on: December 06, 2012, 06:57:05 pm »
A few of us from Black Rose are hoping to go down to Devon for a day as a detour from an otherwise Mendips-obsessed trip in March. I think Afton Red Rift and Baker's Pit sound like good choices. I assume access will not be granted to Reed's Cave at that time of year. Can anyone on here help us out with permits/keys (if they're needed) or recommend anything else unmissable?

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Re: Day trip to Devon in March
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 10:41:13 pm »
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Re: Day trip to Devon in March
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 07:47:20 am »
in bakers pit dont miss out on the Plymouth extensions, best bit of the system imo.

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Re: Day trip to Devon in March
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 08:24:50 am »
in bakers pit dont miss out on the Plymouth extensions, best bit of the system imo.

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Re: Day trip to Devon in March
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2012, 11:01:31 am »
A few of us from Black Rose are hoping to go down to Devon for a day as a detour from an otherwise Mendips-obsessed trip in March. I think Afton Red Rift and Baker's Pit sound like good choices. I assume access will not be granted to Reed's Cave at that time of year. Can anyone on here help us out with permits/keys (if they're needed) or recommend anything else unmissable?

There is a guide book ....

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Re: Day trip to Devon in March
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2012, 04:55:34 pm »
I have a copy of the book if you would like to see it, copy bits.....
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Re: Day trip to Devon in March
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2012, 05:32:51 pm »
I have a copy of the book if you would like to see it, copy bits.....

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Re: Day trip to Devon in March
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 06:03:50 pm »
I have a copy of the book if you would like to see it, copy bits.....

Don't you dare :chair:

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Re: Day trip to Devon in March
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 09:10:49 pm »
Alright no copying, but I'll let you look from a distance.....  ;)
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Re: Day trip to Devon in March
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2012, 11:43:12 am »
Try Dog Hole. It's short but definitely well worth a visit if you bring the key along! There are also some short trip reports at http://oucc.org.uk/dtt/vol22/dtt22_08.htm , http://oucc.org.uk/dtt/vol22/dtt22_09.htm and around there...

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Re: Day trip to Devon in March
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2012, 05:37:58 pm »
Dog Hole is fantastically beautiful, if you can find the way, have the key and are small/flexible enough...  :thumbsup:
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Re: Day trip to Devon in March
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2012, 05:29:22 pm »
One of the best sporting trips in Devon without doubt is the round trip in Afton. Baker's Pit Plymouth extension provides some challenging route finding whilst for fun in a muddy 3D maze with a lake at the end of it you have Pridhamsleigh. Another fine round trip is Radford Cave in Plymouth.

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Re: Day trip to Devon in March
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2013, 10:49:46 am »
hi i go pridamsleigh quite alot i only live 10 mins away its a good muddy fun cave got a survey if you want a copy   :)

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Re: Day trip to Devon in March
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2013, 03:28:15 pm »
Thanks for all your help.
We plan to do Prid, Afton Red Rift and Dog Hole and have a Prid survey.

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Re: Day trip to Devon in March
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2013, 08:01:16 am »
Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions, and especially to Joe90 who joined us for the day.
We had a fantastic day in Devon, starting with the excellent round trip in Afton Red Rift, followed by Baker's Pit, including the Plymouth extensions, then Dog Hole and Prid.
I can certainly recommend day trips to Devon!