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Offline Zander

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Seeking advice about Pridhamsleigh
« on: November 29, 2018, 07:47:38 pm »
Hello
I'm Zander, from the recently re-established Lancaster University Speleological Society. I'm going to be in Devon on the weekend of 15th December. I'm hoping to take some friends for a look round Pridhamsleigh. They are complete novices.

Any advice for a fun trip would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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Re: Seeking advice about Pridhamsleigh
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 08:28:07 pm »
S'great cave; have fun; don't throw mud.

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Re: Seeking advice about Pridhamsleigh
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 10:24:54 pm »
Go in, explore, have fun. You don't really need much more advice for Prid than that I reckon  :thumbsup:

It's really muddy and slippery in places!
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Re: Seeking advice about Pridhamsleigh
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 09:28:25 am »
mrodoc is our resident expert on Prid.

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Re: Seeking advice about Pridhamsleigh
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 03:16:50 pm »
Don't waste time wandering around Little Pridhamsleigh when you enter the entrance. The main way is not immediately obvious as a low crawl although better trodden than it was half a century ago.  Also finding the Lake (the high point) can be a challenge. You don't necessarily keep going down (it is a phreatic maze remember). Also water levels vary so one route may be flooded although depending how flooded might increase the entertaiment.

Have fun.

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Re: Seeking advice about Pridhamsleigh
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 03:30:39 pm »
There might be some Exeter Uni student cavers around who can show you a good time if you'd like? :)

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Re: Seeking advice about Pridhamsleigh
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 05:26:32 pm »
This from my log I used for hauling diving kit. Rather simplistic but it might work to get you to the lake.




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Re: Seeking advice about Pridhamsleigh
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 05:39:25 pm »
Good luck with Nick's map!

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Re: Seeking advice about Pridhamsleigh
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2018, 06:09:01 pm »
Looks like it avoids the lake completely and goes to the flooded rift bit !

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Re: Seeking advice about Pridhamsleigh
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2018, 03:25:22 pm »
Remember to pay the trespass fee and not rub your name of the blackboard afterwards.

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Re: Seeking advice about Pridhamsleigh
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2018, 09:26:34 pm »
Thanks a lot for the input everyone. Appreciate it.