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Club Caving Meetings, Hilary Term 2020

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Week

Date

Place

Cost

Accommodation

Meeting
 Leader

0        
1 24/1        
2 31/1 - 1/2 Peak District  (Derbyshire). 40 TSG TBA

3

7/2        

4

14/2 - 16/2 Northern Dales (joint trip with Glasgow University) 40 BPF TBA

5

21/2        

6

28/2        

7

6/3 - 8/3 South Wales 40  SWCC TBA

8

13/3        

There may also be a trip later in term to North Wales; if you're interested then let chair@oucc.org.uk know and we'll get the ball rolling.

Accommodation:
BEC:
Bristol Exploration Club; BPF: Bull Pot Farm; MCG: Mendip Caving Group;
NPC:
Northern Pennine Club; Orpheus: Orpheus Caving Club; SMCC: Shepton Mallet Caving Club;
SWCC
:  South Wales Caving Club; TSG: Technical Speleo Group; UBSS: University of Bristol Speleological Society
WCC:
Wessex Caving Club; Whitewalls: Chelsea Speleological Society; WSG: Westminster Speleo Group;
YSS
: Yorkshire Subterranean Society.

Cost covers: loan of equipment, transport, accommodation, food on site; but not food in transit or what you spend in the pub! See here for more information.
Trips must be paid for in advance
. Payment is by an online system.
https://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=1722

Your first caving trip? Read this important information and complete this online OUCC Pre-Trip information form

Going to the Dales? Going on an expedition ? Don't know the ropes ? - try SRT Training.

PLEASE help and volunteer to organise a weekend. If no-one organises the weekends they won't happen.
There is a detailed crib sheet on the website telling you exactly how to organise a weekend. TAKE A LOOK.

Other meets may be organised - please check at Wednesday meetings or via the OUCC mailing lists.

As usual details of the trips will be advertised closer in time. They will mostly be advertised on the oucc-all mailing list.
So if you want to stay up to date, please sign up following the instructions on the website: http://www.oucc.org.uk/current/mailists.htm

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OUCC trip HT20 2nd Week - Peak District

This trip to the Peak District will be from the 31st January - 2nd February. We'll be staying in the scenic village of Castleton (look it up, it's awesome!), at the TSG Hut, great for walking and even better for caving. The Peak District offers a great selection of caves for novices and first-timers, but also a chance for those that have learnt SRT (Single Rope Technique) on previous trips / oxford training sessions to put their new skills into action. Titan offers the UK's longest pitch, and is on most cavers' hit list. For those without experience in SRT, a trip into Peak Cavern ofers a great streamway, some challenging obstacles and some impressive formations.

OUCC trip HT20 4th Week - Northern Dales

This trip to the Northern Dales (Yorkshire / Lancashire) will be from the 14th February - 16th February. This will be a trip where we meet up with our friends from Glasgow University. We'll be staying at Bullpot Farm, which is near Casterton - and the home of the Red Rose Cave and Pothole Club. It's well-positioned for some great caving trips - including the Ease Gill and Three Counties System (Britain’s longest cave), and is an ideal base for exploring many caves of the Yorkshire Dales.

OUCC trip HT20 7th Week - South Wales

We will be staying at the highly salubrious South Wales Caving Club cottages directly above one of the longest and finest caves in the UK, Ogof Ffynon Ddu There will be trips of all standads available down OFD, and if inclination inclines, other caves in the region.