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Club Caving Meetings, Trinity Term 2024

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10-12 May South Wales 60 SWCC Rosa Clements


17-19 May Northern Dales 60 BPF Fiona Zhang




31 May-2 June Peak District 60 TSG Fiona Zhang





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.
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 you must complete this online OUCC Pre-Trip information form

Single Rope Technique

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

Trip Details

3rd week 10-12 May – South Wales—SWCC.
The SWCC hut is next to Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, the deepest cave in the UK and offers a range of trips suitable for all. If weather agrees we are planning to do a through trip, from Top entrance to Cwm Dwr. The trips might be more challenging for novices. Potentially for more experienced cavers we can get a Dan yr Ogof permit.
Organiser: Rosa Clements rosa.clements@somerville.oxon.net
Sign-Up: https://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/product-catalogue/oxford-university-cave-club/ou-cave-club-trips/oucc-trip-tt24-3rd-week-south-wales     

4th week 17-19 May – Northern Dales – BPF
The Yorkshire/Lancashire/Cumbria borders  is an area that offers some remarkable caves - many of them are deep and really require some training/experience of SRT techniques. Bull Pot Farm is at a perfect location--within walking distance to many popular caves. As a trip in TT, we will be going for more challenging caves so it is recommended to have joined at least one caving trip and to join at least one SRT training session before coming to this trip.
Organiser: Fiona Zhang sifei.zhang@physics.ox.ac.uk
Sign-up: https://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/product-catalogue/oxford-university-cave-club/ou-cave-club-trips/oucc-trip-tt24-4th-week-yorkshire       

6th week 31 May-2 June – Peak district – TSG
The Peak District has a lot of fun SRT trips in some spectacular vertical caves e.g. Titan, plus a few of the mines have an engine shaft with pretty straight forward SRT.
Organiser: Fiona Zhang sifei.zhang@physics.ox.ac.uk
Sign-up: https://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/product-catalogue/oxford-university-cave-club/ou-cave-club-trips/oucc-trip-tt24-6th-week-peak-district       

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;
Northern Pennine Club; Orpheus: Orpheus Caving Club; SMCC: Shepton Mallet Caving Club;
: South Dartmoor Bunkhouse; SWCC:  South Wales Caving Club; TSG: Technical Speleo Group;
University of Bristol Speleological Society; WCC: Wessex Caving Club;
Chelsea Speleological Society; WSG: Westminster Speleo Group;
Yorkshire Dales Guides:
(Hornby Laithe Bunkbarn); YSS: Yorkshire Subterranean Society.