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Offline adamgeens

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Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« on: July 27, 2018, 09:54:08 am »
Hi folks I’m asking for a friend who’s not on UKC....

He’s taking his family down to Brecon this weekend and would like to take them caving. He is a level 2 leader in the peak and the kids have done jugholes, giants and plenty more, so the cave doesn’t need to be too simple, but really needs to have open access so he doesn’t need to worry about keys/permits etc.

He asked me, to which I replied that I had no idea but hopefully the good people of UK caving would be able to help out....

Any suggestions very welcome. Thanks in advance,

Adam

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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 10:49:40 am »
On Llangattwg you have Eglwys Faen, Pen Eryr and of course Daren Cilau!

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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 11:10:39 am »
Llygad Llwchwr

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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 11:24:16 am »
I wouldn't reccomendd Pen Eryr or Eglwys Faen after the trips they have done previously, they might find them a bit boring  :lol:

Llygad or maybe Little Neath? Both wet sporty trips

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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 11:37:57 am »
Little Neath, is prob a bad idea with the rain forcast for the weekend.
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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2018, 02:48:49 pm »
Thanks all for your replies, very helpful. I’ll have to arrange a trip soon to have a look at these caves as well. Keep posting if you think of any more 😁

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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2018, 02:58:27 pm »
Kids would find Daren Cilau a laugh!

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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2018, 06:50:30 pm »
I wouldn't reccomendd Pen Eryr or Eglwys Faen after the trips they have done previously, they might find them a bit boring  :lol:

Llygad or maybe Little Neath? Both wet sporty trips

Really? I liked Eglwys Faen, there's plenty of route grovelling to keep the smallest urchin (and tall gangly bloke) happy for a couple of hours......

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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2018, 08:52:53 pm »
Have done all the following on various trips to Wales and would think they'd be suitable for you:
Llygad Llwchwr (and LL2 if you want more) - probably the best option of this lot.
Eglwys Faen
Pen Eryr (bit short and boring)
Town Drain / Bridge (Do both, each on their own is a bit short)
Ogof y Ci
Porth yr Ogof
Ogof Clogwyn (might want to check if the road works in the Gorge are effecting the access)
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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2018, 10:44:58 pm »
Forecast looks pretty wet, particularly Sunday. Might be best to give the wet caves a miss.

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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2018, 11:24:07 pm »
I'd go for Llygad given the current weather predictions and conditions, maybe bridge cave, Ogof Foel Fawr, Ogof Pasg

Llygad is a nice cave

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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2018, 04:53:04 pm »
I wouldn't reccomendd Pen Eryr or Eglwys Faen after the trips they have done previously, they might find them a bit boring 

Llygad or maybe Little Neath? Both wet sporty trips

Really? I liked Eglwys Faen, there's plenty of route grovelling to keep the smallest urchin (and tall gangly bloke) happy for a couple of hours......
Ah yeah it's fine and brill lil cave for kids, it's big brother and sister either side are better though

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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2018, 08:54:06 am »
Really good info, thank you everyone. The kids are about 8 and 5 so will be happy with whatever I guess. Except drowning, they won’t enjoy that much, but he’s seen the forecast so he’ll head to one of the dry ones!

Thanks again.

Adam

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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2018, 07:43:02 pm »
What did they do in the end out of interest?

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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2018, 10:54:19 pm »
What did they do in the end out of interest?

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Re: Advice please on any non-srt caves in SW with open access
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2018, 03:07:21 pm »
What did they do in the end out of interest?

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Good choice - at least no prusicking if you pull through. Bit of a swim at the bottom though...