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Events 2018

RFDCC 50th

The events listed below are dependant upon your support. Some dates may change at short notice, so if you want to be kept updated on the latest developments, please give Jon your contact details. If you have any requests, or require any further information about the trips listed, please contact Jon Holden (07794 030024). Members of the RFDCC are also welcome to attend other meets organised by the Gloucester Speleological Society and Hades. See the GSS website for their latest trip list, contact details and meeting times.

NB – The weekend trips will be on Saturday, unless Sunday is preferred by the majority. If you fancy going on a trip, but can’t make the date – let Jon know ASAP, and it should be possible to change a date or two.

SRT and rope work training sessions are run by GSS and are usually (but not always!) held at the Cave Rescue Depot in Cinderford on the second Monday of the month. These sessions are only held if there is interest, so if you fancy going along, please email training@gloucester-speleo.org for information

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Date Event
Mon 01/10/2018 AGM: Come to vote on who runs YOUR Club. Meet downstairs at the Rising Sun pub Moseley Green 8pm. Talk about recent trip to Namibia by Andy Clarke if time permits.
Wed 10/10/2018 Wetsink aka Slaughter Stream Cave: SRT / ladder workshop. Come and practice those vertical skills. Contact Jon Holden for more details.
18-21/10/2018 Yorkshire Dales: Lots of vertical caves can be suitable for all abilities. Contact Jon Holden for more details.
Sun 28/10/2018 South Wales: Ystradfelte area, Bridge Cave to Town Drain with everything inbetween. Suitable for all abilities, lots of splashing in river caves. Contact Jon Holden for more details.
08-11/11/2018 Yorkshire Dales: Lots of vertical caves can be suitable for all abilities. Contact Jon Holden for more details.
Mon 12/11/2018 Caving in the Golden Triangle: speaker Andy Goddard. For over 15 years Shepton Mallet Caving Club (SMCC) has been exploring and documenting the caves of Thailand. This talk will present the results of the 2016 expedition to Nan Province, home to the deepest recorded cave in Thailand, and the 2018 expedition to Phitsanulok, home to the longest cave in Thailand. Meet downstairs at the Rising Sun pub Moseley Green 8pm.
Wed 14/11/2018 SRT rescue workshop: Find out what to do if you get hung up. venue TBC.
Sun 25/11/2018 Wetsink aka Slaughter Stream Cave: Explore the longest cave in the Forest. Does have some vertical bits in the entrance which can be rigged on ladders or SRT. Contact Jon Holden for more details.
29/11 - 02/12/2018 Yorkshire Dales: Lots of vertical caves can be suitable for all abilities. Contact Jon Holden for more details.
Sun 09/12/2018 Chartist Cave: Contact Jon Holden for more details.
Wed 19/12/2018 Old Ham Retro Trip: Meet at the gate 6pm. armed with olde worlde caving set up. No electric lights allowed, candles, stinkies or a creation of your own! Experience the caves as the miners did on this little trip. Suitable for all abilities. If you would like to hire a stinkie for the evening, speak to Mole.
Wed 19/12/2018 Xmas Club Social: Meet downstairs at the Rising Sun pub at Moseley Green 8pm. Savoury food provided, please bring a pudding and don't forget a quality donation raffle prize !
??/12/2017 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu: Date TBC but between xmas and New Year. So much to explore and such a variety of trips available whatever the weather. A must do trip for anyone who is fed up of Xmas excess. Get yourselves down there! Suitable trips for all abilities whether you want a hard trip to the further reaches, an invigourating through trip in the streamway or just a mellow wander amongst the formations.
Tue 01/01/2019 New Years Day Walk: To be confirmed.
And for 2019...Dates to be confirmed Where do you want to go???? The proposed meets list will be posted when available, so if there's anywhere you fancy going, let Jon know, and he'll try to organise a trip. I'm sure he would appreciate any help you can give to suggest and help organise local trips for Wed evenings. Trips can be arranged to suit to all abilities. If you haven't come along on a Club trip before, they are a great way of getting to know people, seeing different caves, and a lot of fun. Don't be shy!

 


Selected
Local Caves

Caves:
  • Wet Sink/Slaughter
  • Otter Hole
  • Redhouse
  • Big Sink
  • Miss Grace's Lane
  • Ban-Y-Gor


  • Local Mines

    Mines:
  • Noxon Park
  • Wigpool
  • Bixslade


  • Current Digs

    Digs:
  • Kelly's Lane
  • The Dropper
  • Hole in the Hedge
  • Cowshill Farm Dig
  • Piccadilly Pot
  • Cabsav