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Offline ObviousSpectre

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Daren Cilau
« on: December 03, 2017, 04:38:11 pm »
Looking to do a trip into Daren sometime but can't seem to find one online. I know they can be purchased from the CSS but could anyone tell me which books I could find a survey in?

Thanks,

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Re: Daren Cilau
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 05:14:09 pm »
Not actually answering the question you asked, but, we've used the descriptions in "Selected Caves" in the past without needing more than an overview survey.

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Re: Daren Cilau
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 05:20:08 pm »
I've used 'Caves of South Wales' by Tim Stratford for my visits.

Since the book was published, it is now possible to exit Daren Cilau via Prices Dig (it's not possible to enter that way AFAIK).

I have a survey I think, probably bought from Inglesport (or the now defunct caving shop in Abercrave who's name I forget)

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Re: Daren Cilau
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 06:13:44 pm »
If you haven't seen it this link has lots of info

http://www.ogof.org.uk/ogof-daren-cilau.html

I've used 'Caves of South Wales' by Tim Stratford for my visits.

I have a survey I think, probably bought from Inglesport (or the now defunct caving shop in Abercrave who's name I forget)

Chris.

That would be Dragon Caving Gear

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Re: Daren Cilau
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 07:05:09 pm »
Looking to do a trip into Daren sometime but can't seem to find one online. I know they can be purchased from the CSS but could anyone tell me which books I could find a survey in?

Thanks,

If you do try a buy a survey from the CSS, you may find it is very cheap but essentially useless as it is printed (copied?) so faintly as to be essentially unusable (despite me spending some time trying to enhance it after scanning).

Which is a shame as a decent looking digital survey does exist...

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Re: Daren Cilau
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 07:13:51 pm »
I've attached (I believe) some large scale surveys. I'm not entirely sure where they came from,  but should be sufficient for most trips.

There's also a description of the through trip in
http://dev.chelseaspelaeo.org/newsletters/archive/Vol52No10.pdf


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Re: Daren Cilau
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 07:37:23 pm »
Thanks for all the responses, especially blackholesun for those images. The warning about the CSS surveys is appreciated as I expect low quality surveys from the web but ones I pay for should be of decent quality. Thanks again all, I will hopefully post any details of the trip when I get round to doing it as it may have to be next month considering how busy I seem to be at the moment.  ;D

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Re: Daren Cilau
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 08:27:56 pm »
Page 1 and page 2 with the borders look like pages from the excellent llangattock exploration journal.

It gives a full run down of the history of exploration of aggy and daren as well as all the others up there.

The descriptions contained in the llangattock exploration journal are invaluable! Buy it, buy it, buy it! :)

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Re: Daren Cilau
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 08:31:12 pm »
There's also a description of the through trip in
http://dev.chelseaspelaeo.org/newsletters/archive/Vol52No10.pdf

And a survey of ogof cnwc, well worth printing!

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Re: Daren Cilau
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 10:29:16 am »
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Page 1 and page 2 with the borders look like pages from the excellent llangattock exploration journal.

Correct.

This was out of print for several years but is now available again, £15 from the CSS Records Officer.

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Re: Daren Cilau
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 07:37:45 pm »
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Page 1 and page 2 with the borders look like pages from the excellent llangattock exploration journal.

Correct.

This was out of print for several years but is now available again, £15 from the CSS Records Officer.

The best £15 you’ll ever spend!