Saturday, 6 September 2014

Ogof Fawr - So Fawr, So Good

We headed to Ogof Fawr to have a good explore of the cave, visit a couple of areas missed on previous trips and take some photos. After a breakfast in Luigis we headed out to Cwm Cadlan where we parked and then took the 1.4km walk to the cave. The first thing we found on arriving at the cave was Mark had two left gloves and so we made our way into the cave, Mark barehanded, which was pretty bad for Mark with all the sharp and loose rock. We systematically made our way through the cave taking photos and exploring all the side passages and oxbows as we went. This was quite tiring caving as there are long sections of stooping / crawling which was hard carrying camera gear. One area of interest was a side passage that led to the top of a climb down, which we had not visited before. The 4m climb was descended to enter a large muddy chamber where everything was covered with a film of mud from the regular flooding. We then made our way to the end of the cave and ferreted around the different levels and passages. Eventually bored of crawling and tired we made our way out taking a couple more photos as we went.

Ogof Fawr
Mark Burkey in Ogof Fawr

Ogof Fawr
Mark Burkey in Ogof Fawr

Ogof Fawr
Mark Burkey in Ogof Fawr

Ogof Fawr
Mark Burkey in Ogof Fawr

Ogof Fawr
Mark Burkey in Ogof Fawr

Some photos and description of Ogof Fawr here

Present: Mark Burkey and Brendan Marris

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