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Club Caving Meetings, Trinity Term 2023

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Week

Date

Place

Cost

Accommodation

Meeting
 Leader

1          
2 5th-7th May Devon 60 DSS TBA

3

         

4

19th-21st May Dales 60 BPF TBA

5

         

6

3rd June Agen Allwedd  - day trip 30 - TBA

7

         

8

17th June
NOTE NEW DATE
Slaughter Stream - day trip 30 - TBA

Other meets may be organised - please check at Social  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.
https://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/product-catalogue/oxford-university-cave-club/ou-cave-club-trips
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.
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

2nd week   5th-7th May: Devon (DSS, South Dartmoor bunkhouse)

This will be a fun Summer holiday like weekend with a variety of short beginner friendly trips. Though if people are wanting something harder, we can visit Afton Red Rift as well which can be quite a challenge.

4th week   19th-21st May: Dales (Bull Pot Farm)

This weekend will be focused on SRT trips and is highly recommended for those who are thinking of going on expedition but need more underground SRT experience. There's lots of choice of excellent SRT trips in the Dales, and the booking system is easy so we can book permits nearer the time when we've got an idea of who's going. Many of the caves have fantastic views, waterfalls, or lovely meandering stream passages!

6th week   3rd June: Agen Allwedd day trip

This was initially supposed to be a Wales weekend, but no reply from CSS. However Aggy is on the nearer side of Wales so I think a day trip will be almost as good and hopefully more people will be able to make it. There's a lot of cave to see in Aggy, but we can also do easy trips there, it really all depends on how far we go. So this should be good for all ability levels. I'm hoping we can have a group doing a more extensive trip.

8th week   17th June: Slaughter Stream day trip

This trip in the Forest of Dean has been popular in recent years and it's one of the nearer caves to Oxford, so lets do it again. We can use ladders or SRT to get in (not everyone has to do the same thing), and it can work as a first trip too. We'll have a picnic by the entrance. There's a nice streamway to splash around in and it may be possible to do a round trip!
Note that this was orginally scheduled for the week before. If you go to the Stores to pay for the trip, if might still have this original date. Don't worry, just pay up anyway and all will be well.

Accommodation:
BEC:
Bristol Exploration Club; BPC: Bradford Pothole Club; BPF: Bull Pot Farm; DSS - Devon Speleological Society
Godre Pentre
Croydon Caving Club; LCCC: Lancashire Caving & Climbing Club; 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;
Yorkshire Dales Guides:
(Hornby Laithe Bunkbarn); YSS: Yorkshire Subterranean Society.