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Caving: St Cuthberts (29-July-2018)

A great weekend without the kids for Helen and I. Kayaing and body boarding in Woolacombe on Saturday, followed by a St Cuthberts trip on Sunday. Went in via pulpit pitch, down to plantation junction and back out the high level tourst route. With a quick diversion along stike passage to see the curtains. Cave was very dry. ...

Caving: Swildon's Hole (23-Jun-2018)

Family caving trip with Jenna. Zig-Zags and Long Dry Way on the way in. Kids were very tired from a late night so only made it just beyond the 8' slide. Headed back out the Short Dry Way. ...

Caving: Swildon's Hole (05-May-2018)

A family caving trip to the top of the 20 foot drop. First time the kids have been down the 8' slide. Water levels were quite low. Went in via the Long Dry Way and out via the Wet Way. Kids loved it. ...

Caving: Swildon's Hole (04-May-2018)

A quick solo outing on the Swildon's Round Trip. Mud sump was dry but the Troubles were still quite high. No bailing required which was nice as I was on my own. ...

Caving: St Cuthberts (17-Mar-2018)

A very wet and cold trip. Water levels were generally quite high which also wasn't helped by the fact that we were doing the trip late in the day so the dam had been closed for a large part of the day (due to other groups in the cave) and was starting to overflow. It was also minus temperature oustide and starting to snow which made the wa ...

Caving: Swildon's Hole (26-Jan-2018)

Fairly high water levels again, but another good trip down and through Sump 1.  ...

Caving: GB Cave (14-Jan-18)

After the saga of collecting the wrong key from the Belfy (we got the CSCC key, instead of the GB key), I had to go back and get the correct key. We had a nice easy trip down through the main chamber and up into Bat Dig. A few went though the duck to the further reaches whilst others made an earlier escape to the pub. ...

Caving: Swildons Hole (13-Jan-18)

I initially thought that a group of 16 of us doing the Short Round Trip would be far too big, but it worked out well due to the amount of bailing we had to do.  Water levels weren't too bad in the river but the sumps/ducks on the round trip were very high. We spent about 1 hour 15 mins bailing the mud sump to get an airspace (about 10cm) w ...

Caving: Swildon's Hole (03-Jan-18)

A great evening trip in high water levels. Everyone down and through Sump 1. ...

Caving: Swildon's Hole (31-Dec-17)

To Sump 1 and back in high water levels. ...

Caving: Goatchurch Cavern (30-Dec-17)

A great kid friendly trip with friends all the way down to the drainpipe in Goatchurch. ...

Caving: Swildon's Hole (06-Aug-17)

A nice little trip with the kids down to the 8ft slide. It was nice to see Andy being able to do a lot of it himself. In via the Long dry way and out the wet way. ...

Caving: Goatchurch Cavern (30-Dec-2016)

A great trip with the kids exploring Goatchurch Cavern. Used the harness to get them down the coal chute. First time taking the kids through the drainpipe to the end, which they loved (and did the drainpipe twice - they fit through much easier that Helen and I do!!). Came back out the Tradesman entrance with use of the ropes/harness again. ...

Caving: Priddy Green Sink (05-Nov-2016)

Priddy Green Sink is always an awesome trip.  Maxine was feeling a little bit hungover/drunk but did extremely well in such a difficult cave considering she could barely walk on the surface.  All went well, we came out via the short round trip and the (rather dry) mud sump. ...

Caving: Swildon's Hole (05-Nov-2016)

A trip to rig the ladder ahead of our Priddy Green Sink trip.  Also had a little jaunt down to Sump 1 and an explore of the zig-zags in the entrance series. ...