As from 14 February 2022, cavers now pay £5/head to access the cave beyond the Dan yr Ogof show cave. This has created quite a stir on the Ukcaving forums. Up until then, the show cave management had provided free access to bona fide cavers who had proven their experience and their ability to find… Continue reading Dan yr Ogof – now you’ll pay
In a recent blog post “Noisily Doing Nothing“. George Monbiot commented on an article that engineers draining rivers in the mid-20th century had no evidence as to the potential outcomes of their works on which to design such landscape changes. However, I think that they did know what they were doing, and It is more… Continue reading Slowing the Flow?
“It’s Thursday, it must be Romania” caving tour. The Westminster Speleological Group of which I have been a member since 1983 had become a frequent organiser of foreign “expeditions”. I joined whilst working in London in order to make friends and to find a way of continuing my interest in caving, something that I had… Continue reading Transylvanian caving
“I was there”, to quote the comedian Max Boyce. I was awakened early on 16 October 1987 by the stormy weather overnight. I was living in the Flat above the Estate Office at Hillbutts and emerged after daylight to scenes of quiet devastation. Quiet, because firstly the wind had literally vanished but more so because… Continue reading The Great Storm of October 1987