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Club Caving Meetings, Trinity Term 2021


The table will be updated as the situation changes - I hope in the direction of more and longer trips.

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22nd May Mendips - Day Trip 25 - Rory Rose


29th May Peak District - Day Trip 25 - TBA






19th June Forest of Dean 25   Rosa Clements
9 26th / 27th June possible caving trip      

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

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

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!

How to Sign up for a Caving Trip

  Trips must be paid for in advance. Payment is by an online system.
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.
If you haven't been caving with us before but want to give it a go, membership and insurance for your first term with OUCC is free!

Your first Caving Trip?

Read this important information and complete this online OUCC Pre-Trip information form

Single Rope Technique

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

Trip Details

Saturday 22nd May (end of 4th week)- Mendips

  The Mendips are our closest caving area, so a great choice for a day trip. Plan A is to go to Swildons, a classic cave with an active streamway and some beautiful flowstone. Many cavers fondly remember first trips here. Depending on how busy it is, we might descend a ladder by a waterfall and visit the sump for an intense and unforgettable introduction to caving, or we might have a thorough explore of the entrance series- there's a lot to see there! Plan B (if Swildons is very busy) is to either visit Goatchurch and Sidcott Swallet- a fun playpark-like trip for those who haven't caved before, or Eastwater, which is a bit more challenging (particularly for bigger cavers) but a surreal and rewarding experience with situations unlike anything you'd find on the surface.

Saturday 29th May (end of 5th week) - Peak District

The Peak district is just about near enough for a day trip and has some excellent caves. Plan A is to visit Peak Cavern, where we go beyond the showcave and into a vast system with lots of options to explore, so we can make the trip as long or short as you like. With a big streamway, fun climbs, and beautiful formations, this will introduce you to lots of different aspects of caving. Plan B (if the showcave isn't open or don't want to let us in) is Giant's Hole which has a round trip with some wonderful wiggly meanders and a traverse with a great view.

Saturday 19th June (end of 8th week) - Forest of Dean

  The Forest of Dean is our second closest caving area. If you'd like to finish term in style, if you've had some caving fun and you'd like some more, or if you didn't get a chance on one of the earlier trips, sign up! We're going to a cave called Slaughter Stream in the Forest of Dean which involves climbing down some ladders and exploring a fantastic underground streamway. There's also some climbs up into the dry passages where some interesting things can be found.

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