Author Topic: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'  (Read 1631 times)

Offline Fulk

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 3659
'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« on: November 14, 2018, 03:51:49 pm »
We were having a discussion the other day about ‘Top Ten Caves / Caving Trips’, so I figured I’d start a new thread here on this topic.

To get the ball rolling, here’s mine (in no particular order):

Gouffre Berger                                           OFD (Top Entrance to OFD I)
Top Sink to Lancaster Hole                          Alum Pot
Juniper Gulf                                               Torca del Carlista (Spain)
Cueva de Agua (Sierra de Cuera, Spain)       GG / Dihedral Route
Cova de na Mitjana (Mallorca)                      Dan yr Ogof


Offline JasonC

  • junky
  • ****
  • Posts: 997
  • KCC
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 04:47:11 pm »
Having only done about 1.75 of those, I can't really comment, but
Boundary Pot - Wretched Rabbit, and
Lost John's to Iron Kiln
have much to recommend them


PS, I can't think of a topic more calculated to stir a never-ending debate, with the possible exception of the merits of corvids ....  I award you the wooden spoon for being Champion Stirrer :)

Offline JoshW

  • menacing presence
  • **
  • Posts: 220
  • WSCC, WCC
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 04:49:27 pm »
Having only done about 1.75 of those, I can't really comment, but
Boundary Pot - Wretched Rabbit, and
Lost John's to Iron Kiln
have much to recommend them


PS, I can't think of a topic more calculated to stir a never-ending debate, with the possible exception of the merits of corvids ....  I award you the wooden spoon for being Champion Stirrer :)

really? you can't think of anything? need i mention the dreaded d work with relation to south wales...

Offline langcliffe

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2139
    • Caving Routes in the Northern Dales
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2018, 05:02:16 pm »
We were having a discussion the other day about ‘Top Ten Caves / Caving Trips’, so I figured I’d start a new thread here on this topic.

This list is not necessarily the caves I would recommend as the Top 10, but they are probably the ones I have enjoyed, and in some cases do enjoy, most. Again, in no particular order:

Tête Sauvage - E.D.F. Tunnel
Trou du Glaz to Grotte Chevalier
Su Bentu
Gouffre Berger
Death's Head Hole to Notts II
OFD (Top Entrance to OFD I)
Swildons to Sump 1
Rat Hole
Alum Pot via Dolly Tubs
Notts Pot

Offline Fulk

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 3659
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2018, 05:59:01 pm »
Jason:

Quote
PS, I can't think of a topic more calculated to stir a never-ending debate, with the possible exception of the merits of corvids ....  I award you the wooden spoon for being Champion Stirrer :)

And there was I thinking that this would be a bit of innocent fun (but Langcliffe has already started to make me rethink my list!).

Offline Laurie

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1934
  • Tony from Suffolk can't see me.
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 06:29:43 pm »
Must include Swillies to sump one; has to be the British number one for getting beginners hooked on caving.
MNRC

Offline Keris82

  • regular
  • *
  • Posts: 57
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 06:43:00 pm »
I don't think i have a top 10 but my top 3 are:
Swildons
Grotte de Gournier
Scialet de Graile

Offline Greybeard

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2018, 07:05:08 pm »
Tete Sauvage to Verna
Top Sink to Boundary
Rat Hole
Juniper Gulf
Deaths Head to Notts 2
Cracker to Notts 2
Trou de Glas through trip
Su Bentu
Voldemort to Notts 2
Anything in Notts

I could go on but ten is the limit

Offline chunky

  • forum star
  • ****
  • Posts: 503
  • The Dudley, SWCC
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2018, 10:07:07 pm »
UK

Swildons Short Round Trip
Topsink to Wretched Rabbit
Ofd all the through trips and OFD III
Draenen to the any of the far reaches.
Daren Cilau Through Trip.
Swinstow Through Trip
Box head pot to Lost Johns
Maskhill to Oxlow exchange
Otter hole
Agen Allwedd circle trips and Trafalgar

Hoping to add to these any the weekend  :thumbsup:

Offline Speleofish

  • player
  • **
  • Posts: 76
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2018, 10:07:56 pm »
Best ever is Gamvo (Papua New Guinea). Nare (also PNG) may be a close second (in many ways better, could be the world's best cave but extremely complex and requires an expeditionary approach). I suspect there are several hundred similarly wonderful caves in PNG....

Remainder (in no specific order) should include:
 
Juniper Gulf (by far my favourite UK cave)
Gouffre Berger
Grotte de Bournillon (fantastic entrance, explorable by unconverted girlfriends)
Swildons (pick a trip: lots of possibilities but Round Trip with a few diversions probably the best).
Alum Pot via both Churns
GB
Longwood
St Cuthberts
Shatter Cave

What this list really shows is that I need to expand my horizons. I can't believe that any one caving area should be represented more than once!



Offline nearlywhite

  • menacing presence
  • **
  • Posts: 200
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2018, 07:35:10 am »
Can't believe Derbyshire is only represented with Chunky's Maskhill to Oxlow exchange... Tut tut
No White River/Moosetrap? Ride of the Valkyries? Even the the Peak round (inc. moss chamber) is better than Swildons/Alum.
Also surprised no Swinsto. Also - shatter?!  :lol:

You'd be better off arguing what would be the criteria for best. Ridiculous topic

Offline langcliffe

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2139
    • Caving Routes in the Northern Dales
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2018, 08:07:56 am »
You'd be better off arguing what would be the criteria for best. Ridiculous topic

I find the lists interesting. I am aware that people's choices are largely influenced by experience and regional bias, but so what? If there appears to be a consensus emerging for particular trips I have not done,  I'll put them on my bucket list.

As far as Alum Pot is concerned, "dull would he be of soul to pass by a sight so touching in its majesty" as the view from the Dolly Tubs window.

Offline mikem

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2196
  • Mendip Caving Group
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2018, 08:09:54 am »
Shatter has great formations, although other places are better. Lack of peak cavers engaging in the topic...

Mike

Offline Hunter

  • regular
  • *
  • Posts: 52
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2018, 09:19:00 am »
Not necessarily favourites but memorable for various reasons...
Swindon’s
Daren Cilau
St Cuthberts
Dow-Prov through trip
Keld Head
P8
Wookey Hole
Large Pot
GG via the main shaft
Pine tree Pot because from my first ever trip I learned the contradictory nature of names in caves....Easy Street  ;)

Offline Fulk

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 3659
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2018, 10:23:09 am »
Jesus wept!

Many apologies, nearlywhite, for starting a ‘ridiculous topic’.

This was not meant to be a definitive list of ‘The Best Caves in the World’ or any such, just a bit of innocent fun, and, as langcliffe implies, it might even encourage people to do trips they might not otherwise have bothered with.

Offline steviet_scg

  • stalker
  • ***
  • Posts: 276
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2018, 10:56:46 am »
Great topic  :clap2:

No particular order (perhaps  :-\)

1. Birks Fell
2. Magnetometer
3. King Pot
4. Giants to East Canal and back out the round trip
5. Swildons - short round
6. Diss to Main Chamber
7. Smelt Mill Beck
8. Lost Johns (pretty much any and every way - but particularly Monastery)
9. Lancaster to WRP via main drain
10. Peak - anywhere - it's all good, but always like Moss Chamber

but, I've left out Penyghent, Alum, anything on W.Kingsdale, all of the Allotment and Wales!

Offline zomjon

  • junky
  • ****
  • Posts: 771
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2018, 11:33:19 am »
Looking back at the 2006 edition of this topic, Titan must have been in vogue!

A quick ten of my own favourites (for various reasons!)

1. OFD1 to OFD2
2. Dan Yr Ogof Far North
3. Otter Hole
4. Swildons Short Round
5. Gentlewoman's to Youd's
6. Nettle Pot - Crumble and Beza
7. Peak White River
8. Juniper Gulf
9. Both Simpson's and Swinsto Hole
10. Ireby Fell

Offline mikem

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2196
  • Mendip Caving Group
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2018, 12:25:37 pm »
Hardly surprising as the top entrance had just been opened (Titan made the BBC news in Nov 2006). Otherwise most of the lists seem fairly similar:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=2399.0

Mike

Offline nearlywhite

  • menacing presence
  • **
  • Posts: 200
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2018, 04:45:44 pm »
Jesus wept!

Many apologies, nearlywhite, for starting a ‘ridiculous topic’.

Some people have thin skin... Sorry I won't express my opinion on this valuable comparison of arbitrary lists - it just seems like a topic for stroking egos and one upmanship. Each cave has its own merit. Have fun

Offline langcliffe

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2139
    • Caving Routes in the Northern Dales
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2018, 04:55:33 pm »
Ridiculous topic

it just seems like a topic for stroking egos and one upmanship.

Sorry I won't express my opinion on this valuable comparison of arbitrary lists.

I rather think that you have already expressed your opinion!

Offline badger

  • forum star
  • ****
  • Posts: 648
  • WSCC. WCC
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2018, 05:30:03 pm »
I have a top 10 of virtual reality cave trips

Offline JoshW

  • menacing presence
  • **
  • Posts: 220
  • WSCC, WCC
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2018, 05:32:20 pm »
my top six - I don't need any more.

Ingleborough Show Cave
White Scar Show Cave (up to the stairs)
Dan Yr Ogof Show Cave
Wookey Hole (not wild wookey)
Gough's Show Cave
Peak Cavern Show Cave

Offline andys

  • Outside its dropped to under zero, but I'm warm on here as a
  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1267
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2018, 05:38:05 pm »
my top six - I don't need any more.

Ingleborough Show Cave
White Scar Show Cave (up to the stairs)
Dan Yr Ogof Show Cave
Wookey Hole (not wild wookey)
Gough's Show Cave
Peak Cavern Show Cave

Is there anything you particularly dislike about Stump Cross Caverns?  :)
Plateaus are the highest form of flattery.

Offline psychocrawler

  • menacing presence
  • **
  • Posts: 230
  • Qu'est ce que c'est?
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2018, 05:38:24 pm »
Penyghent Pot
Birks Fell Cave
Mossdale Caverns
Langcliffe Pot
Daren Cilau (Psychotronic Strangeways)
BU56
Fairy Holes
Goyden Pot system
Anything in Dentdale
Rat Hole

Offline JoshW

  • menacing presence
  • **
  • Posts: 220
  • WSCC, WCC
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2018, 05:43:44 pm »

Offline JoshW

  • menacing presence
  • **
  • Posts: 220
  • WSCC, WCC
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2018, 05:45:17 pm »
my top six - I don't need any more.

Ingleborough Show Cave
White Scar Show Cave (up to the stairs)
Dan Yr Ogof Show Cave
Wookey Hole (not wild wookey)
Gough's Show Cave
Peak Cavern Show Cave

Is there anything you particularly dislike about Stump Cross Caverns?  :)

why would i need it, i've just listed you the undeniable top 6 caves of all time. nobody can argue with it, all your lists are rubbish  :wall:

Offline badger

  • forum star
  • ****
  • Posts: 648
  • WSCC. WCC
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2018, 05:51:23 pm »
I have a top 10 of virtual reality cave trips

like this?

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news-features/son-doong-cave/2/#s=pano37

No, Josh, virtual reality trips  like Eastwhere down to the west end,

Offline Badlad

  • Administrator
  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1484
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2018, 06:31:08 pm »
I notice a number of cavers have listed the various connections within the Notts2 / Lost Johns system.  Cracker, Deaths Head, Voldermort etc.  Superb trips all and the diggers will be proud to know their efforts are so well thought of.  Cheers

Offline PeteHall

  • Global Moderator
  • forum star
  • *****
  • Posts: 547
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2018, 07:59:47 pm »
I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Stoke Lane Slocker. After my first visit, I declared it "my new favourite cave". With its narrow and aqueous entrance series and spectacular chambers beyond, it has a bit of everything (except SRT) for the sporting caver.

I've been back several times and it never disapoints (even after a suspected dose of weils disease).

I'm not sure I have a favourite cave now, nor a top ten, but if I did, Stoke Lane would certainly make the list.
The distance between stupidity and genius is measured only by success.

Offline Wardy

  • regular
  • *
  • Posts: 55
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2018, 10:16:00 pm »
I think a list like this should show your influences;
I like BirKs Fell - It was my first big trip so left an impression and I have returned a lot
Strans Gill - Its just a gem that gets better all the way
Winnats Head - I spent too much time there
El Chorreadero - I saw it on TV, heard the tales and when I did the trip it was even better
Gouffre Berger - a world classic
San augustin - Gives the Berger a run for its money
Dan yr Ogof - sporting, pretty, complex and still with potential
St Caths / Doolin - a great cave in a great place with Guinness just as it should be when you get out
Lost Johns, Notts, Box Head Pot, Deaths Head etc - if you can bundle all these together for 1 choice then its on the list
Swinsto Simpsons exchange - As that way you can include two great trips I struggle to split

Pity it wasn't a top 12 or maybe 15, why not round it up to 20.....................................

Offline PeteHall

  • Global Moderator
  • forum star
  • *****
  • Posts: 547
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2018, 09:38:29 am »
I think a list like this should show your influences;
:thumbsup:

Much more interesting that way and also much more likely to inspire others to visit, rather than just a list of names.
The distance between stupidity and genius is measured only by success.

Offline Bratchley

  • player
  • **
  • Posts: 84
  • CDG, BEC, BPC, Plymouth Uni.
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2018, 11:47:19 am »
Jesus wept!

Many apologies, nearlywhite, for starting a ‘ridiculous topic’.

Some people have thin skin... Sorry I won't express my opinion on this valuable comparison of arbitrary lists - it just seems like a topic for stroking egos and one upmanship. Each cave has its own merit. Have fun

Bad day at work there, nearlywhite?  :lol:

My list:
Bakers Pit
Pridhamsleigh Cavern
Afton Red Rift
Coombesend Cavern
Bunkers Hole
Reeds Cavern
Dog Hole
Pixies Hole
Cliffords Cave
Radford Cave
I like caves.

Offline nobrotson

  • Wob Rotson, ULSA
  • menacing presence
  • **
  • Posts: 162
  • This not bono. Why the plastic fruit?
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2018, 01:07:29 pm »
Never been in any of the caves Bratchley listed, must try harder.

Penyghent Pot - so varied, so much history, so much potential.
Langcliffe Pot - ditto
Top Sink to Pip - Classic.
Draenen - Rock 'n' Roll choke return trip. Still so much I want to do in this system...
SchwarzMoosKogel Hohle system - 258 (Tunnockschacht). Any trip to Hydra, the deep bit, is really special.
SchwarzMoosKogel Hohle system - 107 (Gehmsehohle) to 161 (Kaninchenhohle) through trip. Did this with Andrew Atkinson, Becka and Rob Adams on the connection trip in 2014, will almost certainly never be done again.
Albania, Kelmend Region, 'Dragon Cave' - absolute monster cave waiting to be found here, must return.
Giants Hole, lower series round trip - one of the best for introducing people to caving.
Harwoods Hole, NZ - absolute stunner. NZ has too many amazing caves I still have yet to explore properly.
Lost Johns - Notts 2 pull through - learn from your mistakes...
the man is mentally ill. I have seen him eat a plastic pie.

Offline tony from suffolk

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2374
  • I see dead people...
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2018, 02:03:16 pm »
I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Stoke Lane Slocker. After my first visit, I declared it "my new favourite cave". With its narrow and aqueous entrance series and spectacular chambers beyond, it has a bit of everything (except SRT) for the sporting caver.

I've been back several times and it never disapoints (even after a suspected dose of weils disease).

I'm not sure I have a favourite cave now, nor a top ten, but if I did, Stoke Lane would certainly make the list.
...and on mine. It was the first cave I ever did, and that feeling of fear laced with excitement I felt on that visit always returned whenever I went down the cave again. My very favourite cave, Eastwater, I love for it's wonderfully gloomy atmosphere.
"Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment"

Offline Keris82

  • regular
  • *
  • Posts: 57
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2018, 03:46:38 pm »
I can't believe I forgot Wookey Hole and Reservor Hole! I would put Peak Cavern but we went the wrong way and ended up in colostomy crawl!  :doubt:

Offline mikem

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2196
  • Mendip Caving Group
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2018, 07:15:12 pm »
Never been in any of the caves Bratchley listed, must try harder.
That's coz they are all Devon delights & he's been in much better caves, but doesn't want to tell you about them...

Offline psychocrawler

  • menacing presence
  • **
  • Posts: 230
  • Qu'est ce que c'est?
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2018, 10:30:18 pm »
Just a list? I think not.

Penyghent Pot - the best cave in the world
Birks Fell Cave - midweek evening trip
Mossdale Caverns - spooky solo trip
Langcliffe Pot - feeling of remoteness and potential
Daren Cilau (Psychotronic Strangeways) - best trip in Wales and great name
BU56 - best foreign cave I’ve done
Fairy Holes - storming trip, no tackle faff and I had to wait 36 years to do it
Goyden Pot system - whatever you want - walking, diving, crawling, climbing and nowhere near Slease Gill.....
Anything in Dentdale - splendid esoteric gems, go there
Rat Hole - vertical pleasure courtesy of Mr Wooding

Offline droid

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2063
  • WMRG
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2018, 04:56:18 pm »
In no particular order:

Giant's Hole: local fave for me. Could walk to it from my parent's house.....just.
Penyghent: just brilliant.
Swinsto/Simpsons exchange: 2 for the price of 1
Gaping: Anything. Underground theme park
Pozo del Arguilles: 145m pitch. I was the last one out of the big chamber.
King Pot: Classic trip. Bit of everything, good conclusion.
Peak Cavern. Just the once. Like to go back.
Bage Mine. Extensive. Links to other local mines. Small amount of natural.
Tatham Wife Hole: Underrated classic easy trip.
P8: A lot of caving in a small space.
No longer 'Exceptionally antagonistic' 'Deliberately inflammatory'

Offline alastairgott

  • QWERTY abusing
  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1420
  • Live in Hope, Die in a Vein
    • CURB Hope Valley Parking Restrictions
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2018, 09:34:21 pm »
1) Longcliffe to the first day of Digging
2) Longcliffe to the 10th day of Digging
3) Longcliffe surface working
4) Longcliffe after one years digging
5) Longcliffe, Longcliffe, Longcliffe, repeat.
6) Giants hole
7) Peak Cavern, all of the trips.
8) Silvestre Cave, Tresviso, Spain
9) Ireby Fell Cavern.
10) hmm either Mendip (St Cuthbert's Swallet led by Martin Grass) or Nenthead round.

Offline mrodoc

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2550
    • Peter Glanvill's Webpage
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2018, 06:55:40 pm »
Hmm!

Round the British Isles I would say memorable caves are:
Afton Red Rift in Devon for some interesting traverses, fine formations and a round trip.
St. Cuthberts Swallet
Swildons, a  Round trip (taking in Swildons 4) or the Black Hole series for a bit of excitement
Upper Flood Swallet - a fine new addtion to any list
 OFD bottom to Top
Dan yr Ogof round trip
I have done relatively little in Yorkshire but Providence to Dow was a memorable trip as was White Scar and Tatham Wife (my first Yorkshire pot aged 17)
Claonaite to Rana throught trip in Scotland (but you need a small bottle for one sump)
Valley Head Cave on Skye - a 400 metre aqueous through trip and really sporting.
St. Catherine's to Fisherstreet in Clare.
Pollballiny if you want a challenge - it seems to go on for ever until you get to the big stuff.

Offline mikem

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2196
  • Mendip Caving Group
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2018, 07:00:06 pm »
Ten best for formations
...for big impressive passages
...for great pitches
...for challenging squeezes
...for knackering yourself out

Offline hoehlenforscher

  • menacing presence
  • **
  • Posts: 170
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2018, 07:12:22 pm »
Up near the top must be Penyghent pot to the sump and back done on ladders back in the day. Just 3 of us to carry all the gear. Still one of those trips that I will take with me to the grave.
Likewise a trip done many years ago IIRC in County pot and out of Wretched Rabbit (well over 30 years ago so memory means it may have been a different one)
Swinstos through trip for just being so much fun, especially when the oil drum exit was a proper duck.
Giants round trip was always a favorite when in Uni in Keele.
Swildons short round with a bit of water about. Always a great sporting trip with plenty of variation
OFD through trips just for being long and sporting, again, especially if there is a bit of water about
Grotte Gournier for being my first foriegn cave and being so different and on such a different scale to anything in the UK done up till that point
Anywhere in the Schwarzmooskogelhoehle as it represented so much of my life when I lived out in Germany
The Hirlatzhoehle for being on such a mega scale as to be a step above anything done, even in France!

And finally an honourable mention must go to the humble Eglaes Faen as being my introduction to caving and despite its' deminutive size for having one of the most difficult/intimidating bits of passage I have ever done


Offline Cap'n Chris

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 12180
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2018, 07:14:56 pm »
Goatchurch Cavern
10 times.

Offline caving_fox

  • forum star
  • ****
  • Posts: 533
Re: 'Top ten Caves / Caving Trips'
« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2018, 09:38:16 am »
Craig A Fyynnon is my favourite UK cave.
Grotte de Gournier streamway
PoulnaGollum - Poll Elva through trip (although I like a lot of the Claire systems)
JH via WhiteRiver to Peak
Lost Johns (DH exchange although I've done both not yet managed to be on exchange trip)
OFD. I think my choice would be CwnDwr to Smith's and out of Top.

after that it starts getting hard to separate there's a whole bunch of worthy caves.
If the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.