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Newby Moss Cave

Newby Moss Cave Sunday, 27 November 2011 Had been wanting to have a look down this for a while. Newby Moss Cave is a relatively new pothole up near Hurnell Moss Pot which was pushed to a depth of around 120m by the YRC a few years back. Having only the article in Descent 185 […]

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Dale Barn Cave

Dale Barn Cave Saturday, 12 November 2011 Stuck for something to do I decided to do a trip into the further reaches of Dale Barn via Illusion – a trip i’d quite fancied doing for a while. Steady progress down through illusion and along the brunel rift traverse soon saw me at the muddy slope […]

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Ogof Llyn Parc (Pool Parc)

Ogof Llyn Parc (Pool Parc) Saturday, 15 October 2011 A trip organised by Christine with the North Wales Caving Club to Ogof Llyn Parc [or Pool Parc as its also known]. Its somewhere I’ve wanted to go for a number of years since Ben went, so I leapt at the chance of a trip. The […]

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Brown Hill Pot

Brown Hill Pot Thursday, 6 October 2011 Another highly enjoyable trip down this gem of a cave – it really has everything – a narrow but straightforward entrance series, route-finding and traversing in a high rift, the spectacular big pitch – Puits Ian Plant, and a short section of easy streamway to the final pitch […]

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Yockenthwaite Pot

Yockenthwaite Pot Saturday, 24 September 2011 Supposed to be a strans gill trip but still above-normal water levels and threatening weather/rain on walk up meant only a recce of the entrance series for Patrick, Simon and Andy before wandering over to Yockenthwaite Pot to round off the day. Upon arrival, disturbed a couple of owls […]

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Bar Pot

Bar Pot Saturday, 27 August 2011 The morning saw us in the Salford reception before 9. Our van for the day turned out to be a Citroen Dispatch with the handbrake on the wrong side and severely lacking power. It needed full throttle to move off without stalling – maybe the turbo had blown. After […]

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St Cuthbert’s/Swildon’s

St Cuthbert’s/Swildon’s Friday, 15 July 2011 – Saturday, 16 July 2011 I took the opportunity of a lift down to Mendip and was duly deposited at the Belfry. After a day of walking, Iain from Preston and Mad Phil from the BEC turned up. Phil mentioned that he was digging in the terminal sump of […]

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Meander Cave

Meander Cave Saturday, 9 July 2011 Montenegro Expo July 2011. The main objective of this expo was to dive in the terminal sump of PT4 at around 450m depth (discovered last year by Mike B and co). Sadly, after a few days rigging and taking dive gear to the sump, this lead died almost immediately […]

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Strangle Pot (aka the poo pit)

Strangle Pot (aka the poo pit) Saturday, 11 June 2011 5.5hr trip down this seldom visited pothole located on fountains fell and also one of the trips that features in the excellent ‘Not for the Faint Hearted’ guidebook. It was extended back in 95 by the NPC and is now some 450m long and 160m […]

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Aygill Caverns

Aygill Caverns Sunday, 5 June 2011 Pleasant afternoon trip down Aygill Caverns visiting the downstream sump before heading up the waterfall series to check out a sump, and heading up the new year series on the way out. A cracking little streamway, plus some big passage at the end of the new year series make […]