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Cambrian Caving Council

Cambrian Caving Council AGM Sunday 10th March 2024

The Cambrian Caving Council Annual General Meeting will take place at 12:00 on Sunday 10th March at Rheidol Power Station. The meeting will be held in person and by Zoom Agenda Draft Minutes of 2023 AGM

Geology Walks with BBNPA’s Geology Expert, Alan Bowring

14th April Clydach Gorge walk 23rd June Black Mountain walk based from Herberts Quarry. A chance to learn from Alan Bowring, BBNPA's geology expert and CCC's own Martin Laverty. A day walk looking at the geology of the area, how it may have influenced cave development and looking at sites of speleological interest. Further details after booking. Meet 10:00am, aim to finish at about 16:00. Bring with you clothing suitable for a day on the hill including walking boots. The terrain will be rough and the weather may be inclement. Please bring a packed lunch. Each walk is limited to 12 places. Please book with Richard Hill CCC Training Officer who will pass on details to Alan.

Single Rope Technique (SRT) training at Llangorse Multi Activity Centre LD3 7UH

Sat 27th April

Sat 22nd June

Sun 7th July

There will be 1 cave instructor available on each day so places limited to 4 people/day. SRT workshops are for any ability from novice to SRT rescues. Cost is £50 per person which covers all necessary equipment plus entry to the climbing wall. Please Contact the CCC Training Officer ( ) to book a place, giving brief details of what SRT experience you have, what you would like to learn and if you have your own SRT kit. Here is some feedback from last year's courses "Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the course on Saturday. Please pass on my thanks to your colleagues; Tom especially. I definitely leaned a huge amount during the day and was pleased that the pace of the teaching was able to adapt to our abilities: as far as I know, we covered everything that we need to begin using SRT in a cave. My order is already in to Starless River and I just now need to plan a suitable trip while it is all fairly fresh in my mind! Thanks very much for organising and running this excellent training day." "Just a quick email to say that I had a fab day yesterday and have definitely got the ‘bad habits’ in check thanks to your excellent guidance. Feedback as follows:Value For Money Excellent value for money and I would expect to pay a lot more given the equipment provided and the experience and qualifications of the trainers.Trainers :I particularly liked the relaxed teaching style and approach to learning and excellent supervision while we descended and ascended the ropes many times. Did the Workshop Meet Your Aspirations Absolutely one of the best courses I have done and I know feel much more confident in my abilities. ‘Stay Safe’ being my new mantra from now on.Overall Comments : Thank you for delivering a fantastic training workshop in a relaxed, fun and informative manner. I learnt a great deal as well as putting to bed a few bad habits.". Email

Range West Safety Briefings 2024

To visit Ogof Gofan, which is on Range EAST, caving groups need to first contact the Cambrian Conservation and Access Officer to set up a permit with landowner. There is a limit of four people in the cave per day, so we normally arrange exclusive access for one group per day. Sometimes the firing on the adjacent range prevents access, so it is best to pick a weekend, especially Sundays when there are few or no military activities. The following are definite non-firing dates: 24th – 27th November 2023 16th December 2023 – 7th January 2024 19th – 22nd January 2024 9th – 12th February 2024 22nd March – 7th April 2024 To go exploring the cliffs on Range WEST for new caves, you need to get an annual permit for recreational access which involves you attending a briefing session at Castlemartin army camp and filling in an application form that you willl be given there. The whole of this area is also out of bounds when firing takes place. The upcoming briefing sessions will be: Thursday 14th December 2023 at 18.00 Thursday 11th January 2024 at 18.00 Saturday 10th February 2024 at 09.00 Friday 29th March 2024 at 09.00 Thursday 11th April 2024 at 18.00 Saturday 25th May 2024 at 09.00 Thursday 6th June 2024 at 18.00 Saturday 13th July 2024 at 09.00

Cave Photography Workshop - Spring 2024

Cave Surveying Group surveying workshop

Dates to be advised