A Hot Welsh Bank Holiday

Wednesday, 28th August 2013 by
Pete posing on top of the final tower of Amphitheatre ButtressThe weather forecast for the bank holiday weekend was quite variable. But that – as usual – seemed to just be the forecasters generalising for the rest of us what those in the south-east would experience! Whereas the north-west looked like it would have great summer weather. On a bank holiday!!

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Snowdon in May

Tuesday, 13th August 2013 by
... travelling down to Capel Curig in Snowdonia with my friend Robo, I discovered that the Welsh wilderness was something entirely different ...

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Rhoscolyn

Sunday, 4th August 2013 by
The view back across to Snowdonia from Anglesey.  With heavy summer rain clouds over the mountains!We've been to Rhoscolyn a few times before, but never before have we bothered to look beyond the direct approach to Rhoscolyn's Llawder crag from the parking near the church.

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Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, Fault Aven Series

Wednesday, 29th May 2013 by
The Fault Aven area is a series of high level passages above the First River Chamber in the main streamway of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu. This area is unique in that Pom Pom Passage is the only part of the cave to be formed on the southern side of the OFD stream-way. Here’s a video report […]

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Bank holiday in South Wales

Wednesday, 29th May 2013 by
The OFD Columns and Richard (photo courtesy of Brendan Marris)We spent the Sunday and Monday of the bank holiday weekend caving in South Wales. On Sunday we met Brendan and a new Dudley recruit, Laura, at Penwyllt, the South Wales Caving Club HQ. After numerous cups of tea we kitted up and headed up to Top Entrance of OFD. Our destination was The OFD […]

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CSS Annual Dinner

Sunday, 27th January 2013 by
The view from Whitewalls with snowDespite snow falling thick and fast at home and despite our road being like an ice rink, we headed to Whitewalls for the annual dinner weekend. The roads were pretty clear until we reached Brymawr. A small icy hill was impassable and left us finding another way round to the start of the tramroad which […]

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Curry Night at Whitewalls

Tuesday, 11th December 2012 by
Rachel enjoying the views on the Worcestershire Beacon ridge.Running, eating, caving...

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In search of the Coldfinger and the Blue Room

Wednesday, 24th October 2012 by
Richard ...again... in Pond LifeOgof Draenen was the destination for Sunday’s caving trip. As with all good caving trips we met Brendan, Jess and Mark, all from Dudley Caving Club, in Luigi’s cafe in Abergavenny. After a marvellous breakfast, Richard and I set off to Whitewalls to get the cave key and soon enough we arrived at the carpark […]

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