Sunday, 14 November 2010

November South Wales Caving

12th-14th November 2010
SWCC trip with CUCC
Caves attempted:

Ogof Ffynnon Ddu II

Estimated time underground:
  • Jess
  • Anya
  • Gareth
  • Joo
Anya and Joo were new to OFD so we took them on the standard round trip down Edward's Shortcut and out Salubrious Streamway, with side trips to the Mini Columns and Frozen River where Anya took plenty of photos. Since we were making good time, we climbed down into Maypole Inlet and down to the streamway. We made our way up to Top Waterfall, where we were amazed when Anya spontaneously decided to jump into the pool and have a bit of a shower under the waterfall. Each to their own!

Dinas Silica Mine

Estimated time underground:
  • Kathryn
  • Emma
  • Stuart
A nice one hour bimble round the mine - it's basically a huge area hollowed out of a hading mineral vein, held up by rock pillars. At the bottom of the vein the water table is met and we could peer down into the flooded lower sections of the mine, which is where the photos below were taken.
The block bit is a hole down into lower levels

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