Saturday 30 September 2006

Brickworks Dig, Penwyllt, South Wales

At the dig face nearly all of the in-fill from the 'lost' roof of the passage had slumped in revealing back space in the ceiling. After some digging we were able to climb up into this. The passage here is around ten feet high. Ahead appears to be the continuation of the chocked narrow rift, above is a 4 inch square hole in the roof which is another inlet, but to the left is (as we suspected from last time) another passage and the in-fill does not go quite up to roof level - more black space! We can see about six feet along this passage before it appears to turn right again. This is a very interesting area.

For more details of the weekend see the Dig Page.

The Dig Team:  MCa, KEd, BMa (Sat only), DRo, GSm (Sat & first 15mins of Sun only), JSm & ASt

Friday 22 September 2006

Hidden Earth Conference, Leek

This year the conference was relatively close to the West Midlands and once again was a great success thanks to the hard work of the volunteer staff. It was a great opportunity to catch up with friends, buy new kit and to be inspired. 

Attendees: Acr, BMa, DWi 
Lecturer: EPo 
Technical Support: MCl

Sunday 17 September 2006

Ogof Draenen, Pwll Du, South Wales

A trip to Canyons East and Canyon West with the purposes of a) visiting a part of the cave we haven't been to before and b) introducing Del to something a little tastier like the traverses in Indiana Highway. No real formations to talk about but some fantastic guano deposits. 

Present: KEd, BMA & DRo

Sunday 3 September 2006

Surface walk above Dudley Limestone Mines

Surface walk above Dudley Limestone Mines and trip into Dudley tourist mine with Shepton Mallet Caving Club, Dave Bowdley and Steve who kindly led the walk, Mike Clayton and Emma Porter.

Saturday 2 September 2006

Snail Beach Lead Mine, Shropshire

SRT exchange trip with Shepton Mallet Caving Club, Shropshire Mine and Caving Club and four members of Dudley. The Scenic Route was particularly impressive.

Present: Mike Clayton Andrew Cross, Dave Williams and Emma Porter.