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Jakers:
HI all, hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.

So I recently moved to south Wales (Pontypool area) with the Mrs, after a long break from caving I'd really like to get back into it and stuck in however I haven't really got any idea how to go about it so some advice would be hugely appreciated.

I used to do a fair bit of caving in the mendips so have some experience but it's been a while and I could probably do with a couple of easy trips to clear the cobwebs.

Could anyone point me in the right direction in terms of who to approach etc. about maybe securing a trip or two in the future? happy to tag along and be sherpa if anyone needs one and will happily buy a couple of rounds for the pleasure (of course im thinking forward with all of this to once this bloody virus calls it a day).

Any and all advice hugely appreciated, thanks guys

maxb727:
Hey,

I’m a Mendip based caver but also a member of the Chelsea SS who have a great hut in Llangattock not far from you.

It’s an active club, with regular meets, fun weekend socials and currently has weekly zoom meetings as well as bonus quizzes etc.

Other clubs are around but I’d recommend them for friendliness and trips.

Maybe bump into you sometime.

Maxine


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JohnMCooper:
See http://chelseaspelaeo.org/ for Chelsea

martinb:

--- Quote from: Jakers on May 03, 2020, 03:56:49 pm ---HI all, hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.

So I recently moved to south Wales (Pontypool area) with the Mrs, after a long break from caving I'd really like to get back into it and stuck in however I haven't really got any idea how to go about it so some advice would be hugely appreciated.

I used to do a fair bit of caving in the mendips so have some experience but it's been a while and I could probably do with a couple of easy trips to clear the cobwebs.

Could anyone point me in the right direction in terms of who to approach etc. about maybe securing a trip or two in the future? happy to tag along and be sherpa if anyone needs one and will happily buy a couple of rounds for the pleasure (of course im thinking forward with all of this to once this bloody virus calls it a day).

Any and all advice hugely appreciated, thanks guys

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A mate of mine who has caved extensively in Derbyshire - markc of this parish - PM him if you wish - lives in Ponthir, north of Caerleon, now - he might be interested as he's after a new caving partner as I sodded off to France after he sodded off to Wales!  :lol:

He's a non driver, but his missus is.

We both did some of the big caves near Llangattock before I emigrated, and I know he's out of practice - getting older, a bit flabby round middle, etc

Jakers:
Hi guys, thanks for your replies, much appreciated.

@maxb727 Hiya, the club sounds really great, everything you could want in a club really and the proximity of the hut is a definite bonus, will look into it but definitely sounds like a good'un to me. Sure, maybe catch you around, cheers :)

@Johnmcooper thanks for the link mate, will go and look through the site now.

@Martinb thanks for the info, I may send him a pm, worth asking at any rate, could be a good match with us both looking for a partner and being relatively close.
I'm also a non driver (always had bikes rather than cars and they aren't much food for lugging kit or getting changed in haha) but my Mrs also drives. I'n the opposite, always been rail thin haha which is great for squeezes tbh, quite out of practise myself though so could be a good duo :)

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