Saturday, 19 April 2014

Three Go Wild In Ogof Ffynnon Ddu

The plan for the day was to visit the Waterfall Series in OFD1, but as we thought that this might not fill the day we also decided to visit the Railton-Wild Series on the way. We underestimated the extent of both areas and so we will have to revisit the Waterfall Series on a following occasion. We entered the cave and followed a very low streamway to the point where the stream issues from a sump. Just before the sump is a ramp up a phreatic passage in the left hand wall (The Slide), where we climbed up into the start of the series. We first headed left via Gour Passage and had a look at several of the windows that overlook Pots 3 and 4 the streamway down below, before following the passage in the giant loop that it forms. We stopped off on the way to have a look at Bailit Way and then photographed the fine passage and formations that are found on the way around. We explored the side passages including Rodent Run, and passages leading off by Carrot Junction and also had a look at the impressively high Bat Aven, which Mark may return to have a further look at. We ended at the balconies overlooking the passage opposite Low's Climb, before we returned to the streamway and to make our way to the next destination - The Waterfall Series.

Railton-Wild Series - OFD1
Jessica in the Railton-Wild Series - OFD1

Railton-Wild Series - OFD1
Jessica in the Railton-Wild Series - OFD1

Railton-Wild Series - OFD1
Jessica in the Railton-Wild Series - OFD1

Railton-Wild Series - OFD1
Jessica in the Railton-Wild Series - OFD1

Railton-Wild Series - OFD1
Jessica in the Railton-Wild Series - OFD1

We then moved on to the Waterfall Series where Mark took up the photography, and whose photos will no doubt appear in a following post.

Present : Mark Burkey, Jess Burkey and Brendan Marris

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