Sunday 14 June 2009

Ogof Llyn Parc, North Wales

Heather and I went to Pool Park near Wrexham on Sunday 14 June, a very pleasant warm and sunny summer day. I was late meeting Heather, as the road at Much Wenlock was closed due to a rock fall. A winch trip had been organised for Cambridge CC by North Wales CC, to avoid the 100m climb in the entrance shaft. We did the round trip in the cave below the mine workings, including a detour up a small streamway which bypassed the "knotted rope" climb up a mud bank. The caves are reasonably well decorated with straws in many places and some stalactites.

The team: AnCr & HeSi

Sunday 7 June 2009

Blaen Onneu Quarry Pot, Llangynidr Mountain, South Wales

Because of poor weather at the weekend we selected this cave as it was relatively near, not affected by heavy rain and only a short walk from the parking spot. Unusually for South Wales this cave system has four pitches in it, two in the northern section and two in the southern section. The tackle coupled with camera box and video box made for some entertainment passing some of the squeezes and dug out sections which are tight enough even for the unencumbered. An interesting and challenging cave.

Keith Edwards at the Twin Peaks Pitch

Keith in the Northern Section of the cave

The team: KeEd & BrMa

More photos of Little Neath River Cave
can be viewed here