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Forthcoming Caving Trips

I’ve just taken over Mac's job as Caving Secretary and I thought it best if I get cracking straight away and organise some meets for the next year.

The people I’ve talked to so far have expressed an interested in a few more Yorkshire trips, and with several members making frequent visits to the Dales already I'll organise this on a fairly regular basis.  I’d appreciate it if people would get in touch with me and let me know if they are going or if they want any specific caves booked.

In the meantime though, there are no SRT ropes in the tackle store so it's horizontal trips for the next couple of months while I try and remedy this!  Could people let me know of any personal ropes, hangers etc. that they don't mind being used on club meets.

Let me know the type of trips you want me to organise - I can only use my initiative until I get a clearer idea of what is expected.  I would also like to know where exactly you’d like to stay in the various caving areas. Unless people say otherwise I’m going to book the NCP hut, Greenclose, Clapham for Yorkshire meets, probably the Pegasus for Derbyshire and, obviously the huts for Wales meets will change according to the caves being done.

I’m writing for access at the moment and until I hear from the C.N.C.C. and the various landowners, no dates or cave bookings can be counted on.

Provisionally club meets will be as follows:

Date

Region

Cave

Accomodation

Jan

Yorks

Notts Pot

N.P.C. Hut

 

 

Nick Pot

 

March

Yorks

Lancaster/County Pot

N.P.C. Hut

 

 

Juniper Gulf

 

Easter

South Wales

Craig-y-Ffynnon

Camping near Chrickhowell

 

 

Daren Cilau

 

April

Wye Valley

Otter Hole

Trip over 2 tides

Whitsun

Yorks

Gaping Gill.  Winch Meet.

Camping by main shaft

June

Derbyshire

Nettle Pot

Pegasus

 

 

Giants

 

August

Yorks

Providence-Dow (Dowbergill)

Camping at Kettlewell

 

 

Birks Fell

 

 

 

Penyghent

 

September

Yorks

Marble Steps

N.P.C. Hut

 

 

O.F.D.

 

Oct

South Wales

Dan-yr-Ogof

South Wales Hut

It had been hoped that a trip to South Wales could have been made on Nov 23-24 but unfortunately it has been impossible to arrange it in time.

In addition to the trips above, Steve Milner, Rob Harper and myself are doing a bit of work in the far reaches of the Time Machine (Daren Cilau), both digging and pushing high level stuff.  We'll be doing trips on a fairly regular basis and anyone who wants to come and lend a hand will be most welcome.

If anyone wants to contact me for information or with any idea (Don't tell me, I can guess) my address is 39B Apsley Road, Clifton, Bristol, Tel (0272) 742994 (Evenings), 293849 (Work).

Mark Lumley.