Past SWCC events

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The calendar of past events contains links to pictures and write ups.

Date Description
2017
November
4 Committee meeting / Fireworks?  
October
20 - 22 .Bradford Pothole Club, 10  
September
30 Committee meeting  
August
26 Committee meeting / 'Raise the roof' fundraiser party?  
July
8 Committee meeting / Folk Festival?  
June
15 - 18 BCRC Cave Rescue conference.
Booking restrictions / arrangements to be confirmed.
 
4 OFDCMC  
3 Committee meeting  
May
13 - 14 Annual North wales Mines trip, Anglesey - contact Allan  
April
29 Committee meeting  
13 - 17 .Red Rose Cave & Pothole Club, ~10  
March
31 - 2 Apr .Northern Pennine Club, 30  
18 Committee meeting  
17 - 26 .York University Cave and Pothole Club, 30  
8 - 10 .15 from Atlantic College (Provisional).  
3 - 5 Please email before making plans to be at Penwyllt this weekend.  
February
24 - 26 .Royal Vet College Mountaineering Club, 15  
18 - 19 Surveying training, contact Allan  
18 - 19 Surveying training, contact Allan  
18 Committee meeting  
11 - 13 .TSG, 4  
3 - 5 .Kent University Caving Club, 9  
3 - 5 .NUCC, 15  
January
29 Malcolm and Helen Stewart  
28 - 29 .Carleton Caving Club, up to 10  
28 Malcolm and Helen Stewart  
27 - 29 .Morgannwg Caving Club, 10 but a number of members are included here so if you're thinking it's a bit full for your group as well, please mail me! K  
27 - 29 .University of Bristol Speleological Society, ~15  
22 Kevin Diffey  
21 Kevin Diffey  
20 - 22 .ULSA, ~25  
15 SMWCRT AGM; LCR 9:30. To be followed by Workshop sessions  
15 Allan Richardson  
14 Allan Richardson  
14  
6 - 8 .BEC, 4  
1 Columns day  
2016
December
31 - 8 Jan 2017 .Finnish Caving Society, up to 3  
30 - 31 .WSG, 2  
29 - 30 .2 from the Orpheus Caving Club  
28 - 30 .Frome Caving Club, 3  
16 - 18 .Aberystwyth Caving Club, 5  
13 - 14 Campers, 12 +2  
10 - 11 Mendip weekend. Staying at the Shepton Mallet hut. - contact Claire  
9 - 11 .MNRC, 10 Cancelled  
9 - 11 .CSCA / Thunderers, 18  
4 Jopo  
3 Big Rescue Practice in OFD  
3 Jopo  
3  
2 - 4 .Devon Speleological Society, 5  
2 - 4 .Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club, 10  
2 - 4 .Guests of PM Nick Adams, 2  
2 - 4 Two members of ICRO, attending the Rescue Practice.  
November
26 - 27 .Cerberus SS, 4  
25 - 27 .Shropshire Caving and Mining Club , 6  
20 - 21 .Wessex Cave Club, 3  
18 - 20 .Joint visit by Oxford and Cambridge University Caving Clubs, up to 25  
18 - 20 .Orpheus, 5  
11 - 13 .Sheffield University Speleological Society and MUSC for a joint weekend, up to 30.  
6 Chris Grimmett  
6  
5 Chris Grimmett  
4 - 6 .Dudley CC, 6  
2 - 5 .Wessex, 2  
October
29 - 30 Yorkshire Weekend staying at Bullpot Farm. Lost John’s and Boxhead mine are on the cards. Contact Malcolm Stewart for further details: mailbox@mcbad.co.uk  
28 - 30 .OUCC, up to 15.  
28 - 30 .Southampton University Caving Club, up to 20  
23 - 24 Campers, 6  
22 - 23 Whitewalls weekend (South East Wales). Aggy, Daren Cilau, Craig ar Ffynnon all possibilities. Perhaps Draenen too if there is interest - contact Claire  
21 - 23 .Kent University Caving Club, ~18  
21 - 23 .Nottingham University Caving Club, 15  
16 Keith Goodhead  
15 Sue Goodhead  
14 - 16 .Exeter University Caving Club, 10.  
14 - 16 Cambridge Uni Caving club, up to 12  
14 - 15 .UBSS, 5  
9 - 12 .Wessex Cave Club, 7  
9 leigh davies  
8 leigh davies  
8  
7 - 9 .Lost World Caving Club, 3  
5 . BCA CIC Panel evening meeting, SCR  
2 Piers & Annie  
1 - 2 .A walking group, up to 8  
1 SWSARA Joint practice. Details will be updated here  
1 Piers & Annie  
September
30 - 2 Oct .Reading University Caving Club, up to 25  
26 .SWOAPG Steering Group meeting, evening only.  
23 - 25 .Speleo Rhal CC, up to 8  
16 - 18 .B.E.C., 12 now only 6. Space for a Last Minute booking folks!  
16 - 18 Peak District. Staying at the TSG - Contact Claire  
15 - 17 .Visitors from Oxford and Reading Universities, in the care of Lou Maurice. Up to 5.  
11 SMWCRT Exec. meeting, SCR 9:30  
10 .Runners taking part in the 10 Peaks Event, passing through. The kitchen will be busy in the morning only.  
9 - 11 .Chesterfield Caving Club, up to 10 now only 4.  
9 - 11 .The Wessex, 3  
9 - 11 .Nottingham University Caving Club, 6  
3  
2 - 4 .20 Campers + 2 inside  
2 - 4 .Essex County Scout Caving Team, 4  
August
28 Columns Day  
28 Tony Baker  
27 Megan Moore  
26 - 29 .Dudley, 6  
21 - 27 Eurospeleo 16 at South Wales  
20 - 26 Digging week, contact Tony  
14 - 16 .BPC, 2  
4 - 7 .Cave and Crag, 6  
July
30 - 31 .Cerberus Spelaeological Society, 3  
30 - 31 .Frome Caving Club, 5  
29 - 31 .4 Hill-walking Medical Students  
8 - 10 .Note No showers available this weekend.  
7 - 8 .2 Sponsored Walkers  
2 - 3 .Richard Cole and party of novices, 8  
2  
1 - 3 .'Wormster' and friends, 5  
1 - 3 .Cambridge Uni CC and some friends, ~5, now cancelled.  
June
24 - 26 Annual SWCC North Wales Mines Trip, contact Allan  
10 - 12 .Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club, 8  
5 David Dobson  
4 SMWCRT Rescue Practice; based at Whitewalls, followed by a Social Event. Click for details  
4 David Dobson  
4  
3 - 6 .Nottingham University Caving Club, now only 7  
3 - 5 .Derbyshire Caving Club, 6  
May
30 - 1 Jun .Wessex Cave Club, 3, hoping to stay in Married.  
29 Otter Hole - but it's full! contact Claire for reserve list  
27 - 30 .Rubber Duck Caving Club, up to 8  
27 - 29 .Newbury Caving Club, up to 9 Now cancelled
Spaces available for a last-minute booking!
 
27 - 29 .RRCPC, 4  
27 .MCG, 3, staying until the Monday.  
21 - 22 .Cadley Hill Caving Club, 5  
20 - 22 .OUCC, ~10 Now only 5.  
14 david dunbar  
13 - 15 .Shropshire Caving and Mining Club, 6  
13 - 14 .Ash Burrows with a 'mixed ability' party, ~15 for the Friday night only.  
6 - 8 .Southampton University Caving Club, 20 NOW CANCELLED; anyone for a last minute weekend in Wales?  
1 Columns day  
April
30 SWCC Committee meeting;  
24 SMWCRT Exec. Meeting, SCR 9:30  
23 - 24 .CUCC, 2  
22 - 24 .20 Campers + 2 inside  
17 - 22 . 2 Wessex members, here for the week.  
16 - 17 .Oxford Uni Kayaker alumni, 5  
15 - 17 .20 Campers + 2 inside  
15 - 17 .Cave and Crag, ~10  
15 - 16 .Dudley, 2  
13 - 14 Campers, 10  
11 - 12 .Shepton Mallet Caving Club , up to 5  
10 - 14 .Some ​geophysicists from the ​ University of Bristol, surveying over OFD; day-use only.  
8 - 10 .Leaders from the C&VoG Scout Caving team, up to 15.  
1 - 3 .Newbury Caving Club, ~12, now only 8  
1 - 3 .BEC, 4  
March
29 - 30 .Campers, 16  
28 - 1 Apr .Ex-LUSS members, 7  
27 Columns day  
26 - 27 .Cerberus SS, 2  
26 - 27 Mendip weekend. Possibly staying at the BEC or the Shepton. Swildon’s Hole, GB, Manor Farm plus many others are possibilities. contact Claire  
26 Harvey Lomas  
25 - 26 .MCG, 2  
24 - 28 .CPC, 10  
24 - 28 .SMCC, 10  
19 - 21 .Speleo RCAE, 2 French Cavers.  
19 Joint Rescue Practice with MCR and GCRT: Burrington Coombe Click for info  
18 - 20 .20 Campers + 2 inside  
18 - 20 .Reading Caving Society (RUCC), 12, now cancelled.  
11 - 20 .York University Cave and Pothole Club, all 30 now confirmed.  
5 - 6 .Dudley, 4  
5 SWCC Committee meeting.  
4 - 6 .Buttered Badger Potholing Club, 10  
February
26 - 28 .Cambridge University, both Caving and Hillwalking Clubs, 30 confirmed at 26.  
26 - 27 3 Americans, remembering a caving brother  
20 - 21 Yorkshire weekend, contact Jo  
19 - 21 .Orpheus Caving Club , 6  
19 - 21 .Dudley Caving Club, 4  
14 - 15 .WCC, 2  
14 Christiane Michel  
13 SWCC Committee meeting, space for another 5 visitors however!  
12 - 14 .Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club, 10  
5 - 8 .The 'Turkey Club', above-ground explorers, up to 10  
5 - 7 .OUCC, 15  
January
30 - 31 .Cerberus Spelaeological Society, ~4  
29 - 31 .Southsea Spelaeological Society, 6  
29 - 31 .University of Kent Mountaineering Club, 20  
24 Ellen Cooper  
23 Ellen Cooper  
22 - 24 .University of Leeds Speleological Association (...or more likely LUUCAS), ~20  
22 - 24 .Cardiff University Caving Club , 10  
20 .BCA LCMLA South Wales Panel meeting, 18:30 - 21:30  
17 - 22 . 3 staff from Borwick Hall (Lancs O.E.).  
17 SMWCRT, AGM in the LCR, 09:30  
17 Allan Richardson  
16 SMWCRT practice, Workshops at Penwyllt  
16 Allan Richardson  
16 SWCC Committee meeting; visiting parties up to 15 still welcomed!  
15 - 17 .EUSS, 10  
8 - 10 .Derbyshire Caving Club, now 6.  
8 - 10 .Cambridge Uni CC, ~5  
7 - 10 .Wessex CC, 3  
5 .SWOAPG Steering Group meeting, 18:30 - 21:30  
3 hywel jopling  
2 hywel jopling  
1 Columns Open Day. Contact Allan for more info.  
2015
December
31 - 4 Jan 2016 .​Technical Speleological Group, 8  
30 - 2 Jan 2016 4 Finnish visitors, with Miri and Velma  
13 .The OFDMC, using the SCR in the morning.  
12 SWCC Committee meeting [official loud weekend]  
11 - 13 .SUCC, 14  
7 SMWCRT, Working evening  
6 .SMWCRT Exec. meeting in the SCR from 09:30  
5 SMWCRT practice, Ogof Ffynnon Ddu  
4 - 6 .Delegates from the ICRO, keen to compare Cave Rescue techniques, ~5  
4 - 6 .CSCA, 6  
4 - 6 .Lost World Caving Club, 5  
4 - 6 .University of Kent Canoe club, 8-12  
November
28 - 29 Whitewalls weekend, Agen Allwedd, Daren Cilau, Draenen are all possibilities Contact Claire  
22 simon goddard  
21 simon goddard  
20 - 22 .OUCC, 15  
20 - 22 .Orpheus CC, 6  
15 nicola bayley  
14 - 15 .Cerberus SS, 2  
14 nicola bayley  
13 - 15 .Sheffield University Speleological Society, ~17  
13 - 15 .SUCC, 14 , now 12  
7 - 8 .Cardiff Uni CC, up to 8 (They'll bring a couple of fireworks!)  
7 - 8 Provisionals' Weekend at SWCC, contact Claire  
7 SWCC Committee meeting  
6 - 8 .Plymouth University Adventure and Expo, 15 - cancelled so there are now 15 spaces available for Visitors!  
3 SMWCRT, Training evening  
October
30 - 1 Nov . Devon Speleological Society., 6  
30 - 1 Nov . 2 from the Wessex  
30 - 1 Nov .Brighton Explorers Club, 7  
25 - 28 .NPC and Wessex,, 2  
25 Duncan Hornby  
24 Duncan Hornby  
23 - 25 .MUSC, 15  
23 - 25 .OUCC, 15  
17 - 18 Mendip caving Weekend. Upper Flood Swallet booked. Maximum of 3 people. Other possibilities include St Cuthbert’s, Swildon’s, GB, Manor Farm. Contact. Chloe  
16 - 18 .EUSS, 10  
16 - 18 .The B.E.C., 15  
11 - 12 .1 from the CSCA.  
11 Kevin Diffey  
10 Kevin Diffey  
9 - 11 .Reading University Caving Club, 20  
5 SMWCRT, Working evening  
4 .SMWCRT Exec. meeting in the SCR from 09:30  
3 SMWCRT Practice, Agen Allwedd  
3 Box Mine, near Bath. Contact: Duncan Hornby  
3 SWCC Committee meeting  
2 - 4 .Yorkshire Ramblers Club, 10  
September
26 - 27 .UKMC, 1  
26 - 27 .Nottingham university caving club, 5  
25 - 27 .Keyhole Caving Club, 4  
25 - 27 .CUCC, 6  
19 - 20 Parys Mountain and North Wales weekend. No accommodation booked yet. Contact: Claire  
18 - 20 .Cambridge Caving and Climbing Club, 10  
18 - 20 .Southampton University Caving Club, ~15  
18 - 20 .RRCPC, 4  
17 - 18 .Campers, 17  
12 - 13 Sue & Keith / Keith & Sue  
12 SWCC Committee meeting  
5 .Runners taking part in the 10 Peaks Event, passing through. The kitchen will be busy in the morning only.  
4 - 6 .Penarth Campers, 20 + 2 inside  
August
30 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10.00 am. Contact Allan for more info.  
28 - 2 Sep .MUSC alumni, 2, biking.  
22 - 23 Devon caving weekend. Staying at the DSS/camping. Baker’s Pit, Prid, Dog Hole, Reeds are all possibilities. Contact: Claire  
21 - 23 .​NDCC, now 10  
19 - 20 .YUCPC, 2  
17 - 19 .Some Wessex geriatrics, 5  
17 - 18 .Malvern caving club, 3  
16 Milwr Tunnel. Camping near St. Asaph. Contact: Claire  
15 - 21 .Wessex CC, up to 3  
14 - 16 .Janine, Hywel and friends, up to 9  
14 - 16 .The B.E.C., 5  
8 - 9 .UKMC, 1  
1 - 2 Forest of Dean weekend. Wet Sink and Miss Grace’s Lane, among others, are possibilities. Camping Contact Claire assistant_meets_sec@swcc.org.uk  
July
25 - 26 .Dudley CC, up to 9  
24 - 8 Aug Expedition - Dent de Crolles - France Contact Gary for more info.  
24 - 26 .UBSS, 6 ; now 3  
17 - 19 .2 Hill-walking Medical Students  
12 .SMWCRT Exec. meeting in the SCR from 09:30  
11 - 12 Starless River at SWCC  
11 SWCC Committee meeting  
7 SMWCRT, Working evening  
3 - 5 .Merseyside Mountaineering Club, 10  
3 - 5 .Wessex, 4, inc. the 2 that stayed all week.  
3 - 5 . A couple of New Zealand cavers - looking for some underground guidance. They've been advised to ask on UKCaving so if you're able to help, please contact them there.  
June
27 - 29 .DOE Supervisors, 5  
26 - 5 Jul .Wessex, 4 for the weekend with 2 staying through the week until Sun. 5th July  
26 - 28 .Provisional booking for 4 Canadian visitors.  
26 - 28 ,John Roe plus three.  
26 - 28 Yorkshire meet, contact Jo at mechandise@swcc.org.uk  
20 - 22 .ACC, 1  
19 - 21 .Cheddar Caving Club, ~10  
17 - 19 .Wessex CC, 2  
15 - 20 .from Canada:, 12 members of The Alberta Speleological Society. Click for more info on them.  
13 - 14 ,Hungarian Caving Club, couple of campers.  
12 - 14 .Imperial College Caving Club, 15.  
12 - 14 .SMCC, 2  
12 - 14 North Wales Mines. Staying at Mynydd Climbing Club hut again. Various mine trips are being sorted, details tbc. Good SRT generally needed, Contact Allan for more info.  
12 - 14 Joint BCA / BCRC Party Weekend, Dean Field Studies Centre, FoD.  
1 SMWCRT, Training evening.  
May
31 .Black Rose Caving Club, 3  
31 Andy Dobson  
30 Dave Dobson  
30 SWCC Committee meeting  
29 - 31 .Wessex, 2  
24 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10.00 am. Contact Allan for more info.  
23 - 24 Chris Grimmett  
22 - 25 .,Southampton University Caving Club, now 7 - Now Cancelled.  
22 - 25 .RRCPC & Cambridge Uni., about 6  
22 - 24 .Aberystwyth Caving Club, 2  
19 SMWCRT, Working evening.  
15 - 17 SMWCRT Practice, Mid-Wales (Camping).  
15 - 17 .UBSS, up to 10  
8 - 10 Friends of Duncan Hornby, 5  
8 - 10 .OUCC, 10  
8 - 10 .Cambridge University Caving Club , 8  
3 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10.00 am. Contact Allan for more info.  
April
26 - 30 .Some ​geophysicists from the ​ University of Bristol, surveying over OFD; day-use only.  
24 - 26 .Aberystwyth Caving Club, ~20  
24 - 26 .Attendees on the SMWCRT Advanced First Aid course, ~15  
22 .BCA LCMLA South Wales Panel, using the LCR for the evening.  
18 - 19 Hywel Jopling  
17 - 19 .Penarth Campers, 20 + 2 inside  
17 - 19 .Chesterfield Caving Club, 8  
17 - 19 .Lincoln Caving Club, 4  
16 - 17 . 3 Instructors from A to Z expeditions  
10 - 13 .Some Cambridge-based Hill-walkers, 4.  
10 - 12 .Wessex, 4  
9 - 10 .Campers, 18  
6 SMWCRT, Training evening.  
6 Harvey Lomas  
5 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10.00 am. Contact Allan for more info.  
3 Refugees from a local centre with no hot water, just using the showers p.m., ~20  
2 - 6 .OUCC, 5  
2 - 4 .Buttered Badger Potholing Club, 12  
2 Refugees from a local centre with no hot water, just using the showers p.m., ~20  
March
27 - 29 .SUSS, up to 5  
23 SMWCRT, Working evening.  
23 .SWOAPG Steering Group, using the LCR for the evening.  
22 SMWCRT Practice: Llangynidr  
21 SWCC Committee meeting  
20 - 22 .Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club, 8 now 7  
20 - 22 .York University Caving and Potholing Club, up to 8 staying over through to this weekend.  
20 - 22 .CSCA, 4  
19 - 21 .Penarth, 20 + 3, all camping  
13 - 22 .York University Caving and Potholing Club, 25 for the first weekend, varying numbers thereafter.  
February
27 - 1 Mar .Wessex, up to 5  
20 - 22 .Kent University Mountaineers, 20. CANCELLED at the last minute!  
20 - 22 .Orpheus Caving Club, now 10  
19 - 22 Yorkshire SRT weekend. Staying at the Bradford hut at Brackenbottom. Nothing booked as yet but Lancaster Easgill, Juniper Gulf and Gaping Gill are on the list of options. Contact Gary if you are interested.  
15 OFDCMC meeting in the SCR, a.m. only.  
14 - 15 Provisionals' weekend; if you're new to the club come along and see how friendly we really are!  
14 SWCC Committee Meeting - bring a rose!  
13 - 15 .Southampton Uni CC, 15, now 11  
6 - 8 .University of Kent Caving Club, 18 CANCELLED 4.2  
6 - 8 .Adventure and Expo Plymouth, 15  
1 .SMWCRT Exec. meeting (SCR)  
January
24 - 27 .2 from the Wessex, possibly staying until Tuesday.  
23 - 25 .Lost World Caving Club, 7 inc. 3 in Married  
23 - 25 .Southsea Spelaeological Society, 5  
23 - 25 .Cambridge Uni CC, 15 now down to 7  
18 .SMWCRT AGM, a.m. LCR  
17 - 18 Allan Richardson  
17 .SMWCRT Rescue Practice  
17 SWCC Committee Meeting  
16 - 18 .B.E.C., 15  
10 - 11 Pat Hall  
9 - 11 .Plymouth caving group, 4  
9 - 11 .Wessex , 3  
2 - 4 .Derbyshire Caving Club, 6  
1 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10.00 am. Contact Allan for more info.  
2014
December
27 - 28 Richard Cooke  
20 - 21 Duty Officer needed this weekend. (you can split the days).  
14 Andy Freem  
13 - 14 Duty Officer needed this weekend. (you can split the days).  
13 Antonia Freem  
12 - 14 .CSCA, ~8  
7 .SMWCRT Exec., a.m. SCR  
6 .SMWCRT Rescue Practice  
6 Agen Allwed Grand Circle Trip (allow 6-8 hours). Trip is now full. Contact Claire  
6 SWCC Committee Meeting  
5 - 7 .CPC, ~10  
5 - 6 Christiane Michel  
November
29 - 30 Bob Hall  
28 - 30 .Southsea Spelaeological Society, 6  
28 - 30 .EUSS, 15 Now Cancelled  
28 - 30 .Southampton University CC, now 12  
22 - 23 .A group of outdoor-loving students from Cardiff University, ~10  
22 - 23 Peak District - Options: Giant’s Hole, Peak Cavern P8, Maskhill Mine, Oxlow cavern. Staying at the TSG hut. Contact Claire  
22 - 23 Duty Officer needed this weekend. (you can split the days).  
22 - 23 Rhys Williams and Mandy DO  
21 - 23 .Hades CC, 5  
21 - 23 .Orpheus CC , 6  
21 - 23 .Wessex, 3  
15 - 16 Chloe Francis  
14 - 16 .Innominata Mountain Club, ~10 TBC  
14 - 16 .Brighton Explorers Club, ~12, 4 staying until Tuesday.  
14 - 16 .Dudley CC, 8  
14 - 15 .A few extra CDG guests for the Friday night  
9 Chris Grimmett  
8 Chris Grimmett  
8 SWCC Committee Meeting  
7 - 9 .Cambridge University Caving Club, 15 (Yes, they're bringing Fireworks!)  
October
24 - 26 .O.U.C.C., ~25  
24 - 26 .NDCC, now only 4 Cancelled 24.10.  
19 hywel davies  
19 SWCC Committee Meeting 10am  
18 Janine Graham  
17 - 19 .No visiting parties this weekend, sorry.  
10 - 12 .UBSS, now ~20  
10 - 12 .Nottingham University Caving Club, 11  
5 .SMWCRT Exec., a.m. SCR  
4 .SMWCRT Rescue Practice  
3 - 5 .Reading University Caving Club, 18  
3 - 5 .Kendal CC, 8  
September
19 - 21 .North Wales Caving Club, was ~8 , now 1  
19 - 21 . Cardiff University Caving Club, 10  
19 - 21 .Over and Under Caving Club, 2  
19 - 21 .Cambridge Univ CC, 5  
15 - 16 .Cheddar CC, 2 on the Monday night only.  
13 - 14 Paul Meredith  
13 SWCC Committee Meeting  
7 Duty Officer needed.  
6 .(Provisional) Runners taking part in the 10 Peaks Event, passing through. The kitchen will be busy in the morning only.  
6 Duty Officer needed.  
5 - 7 Penarth campers, 20 + 2 inside  
5 .CDG Welsh Section quarterly meeting, using the SCR on the Friday evening only. Cancelled.  
1 .SWOAPG steering committee, using the Small Common Room during the evening.  
August
31 Duty Officer needed.  
30 Duty Officer needed.  
29 - 31 .Lincoln Scout Caving Club, 6  
29 - 31 .MCG, 2  
24 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10.00 am. Contact Allan for more info.  
24 Reservoir Hole (Frozen Deep) One place left! Contact Jo White if you want to go.  
24 Duty Officer needed.  
23 - 30 Digging Week! Plenty of miles yet to be discovered! New faces always welcome, come and discover the, ahem, joys of digging. Contact Tony  
23 Duty Officer needed.  
22 - 25 .Radim and Ieva; 2 Czechs hoping to spread the word about our area on SKCZ.TV  
21 - 25 .MUSC, and friends, ~6  
17 Otter Hole over-tide trip. Trip is now full.  
17 Duty Officer needed.  
16 Duty Officer needed.  
10 Duty Officer needed.  
9 - 10 Gower activity weekend - caving, climbing, walking etc. Contact Andy Freem for more details.  
9 Duty Officer needed.  
8 - 10 .MCG, 2  
3 Duty Officer needed.  
2 Duty Officer needed.  
1 - 3 .Newbury & District caving Club, 12  
July
27 Duty Officer needed.  
26 - 9 Aug Lozere, S.France Unexpedition: Caving, walking, kayaking, via ferrata. Contact Dominic Hyland dominic.hyland[at]gmail.com  
26 Duty Officer needed.  
25 - 27 .Southampton University Caving Club, ~15 now 9  
19 - 20 Yorkshire Dales. Staying at the BPC. SRT Sat / non-SRT Sun. Contact Jo White for more details.  
16 - 17 Campers, 7  
12 .SMWCRT event, with visitors around  
6 .SMWCRT Exec., a.m. SCR  
5 SWCC Committee Meeting  
4 - 6 .Cambridge University Wilderness Medicine Society,15 Now cancelled  
1 - 4 Campers, ~15 plus 4 staff inside.  
June
28 - 29 Campers, 11 with 3 inside  
28 - 29 .Royal Forest of Dean CC, ~5  
28 - 29 SWCC members with Dudley  
27 - 29 .Dudley CC, ~12  
27 - 29 .Chesterfield Caving Club 7 , now 5  
23 - 25 .Chelsea Speleological Society, 2  
20 - 22 .SMWCRT Adv. 1st Aid  
19 - 23 .Aberystwyth Caving Club, 30  
14 - 15 Gareth Davies  
13 - 15 .CDG's annual training camp, up to 30 now ~15. They will be using the SCR on and off through the weekend.  
11 - 13 .B.E.L. Assessment, up to 50 altogether (Inside and camping). (Provisional)  
6 - 10 .Over and Under Caving Club, up to 11, with 4 staying until the Tuesday.  
6 - 8 .Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club, 7  
3 - 8 .Speleologische Arbeitsgruppe Aachen, 7. (Check them out here "http://schichlein.de/saga/" or Google-translated)  
May
31 - 1 Jun Andy and Dave  
31 SWCC Committee Meeting  
30 - 1 Jun .Trident Caving Club, 3  
30 - 1 Jun .Cambridge University Caving Club, 6 - Cancelled ("Lack of Drivers")  
25 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10.00 am  
24 - 25 Chris Grimmett  
17 - 18 30 for the Saturday night only, following the SMWCRT dinner.  
17 - 18 Peak District Possibilities: Giants, Peak, Maskhill, Oxlow Contact Claire.  
17 - 18 DOs needed Sat & Sun  
17 .SMWCRT Rescue Practice: "A number of scenarios in OFD1 & Top Entrance". Start at 09:30; please contact Ali on training a t smwcrt.org if you are planning to attend.  
16 - 18 Annual North Wales Mines w/e - Visiting the mines of the Conwy valley, details tbc. There will be SRT and non SRT trips. Contact Allan R if you're interested.  
12 .SWOAPG steering committee, using the Small Common Room during the evening.  
10 - 11 DOs needed Sat & Sun  
9 - 11 .KUCC Alumni and some friends, 20, now 12  
4 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10.00 am  
4 sam moore  
3 - 4 DOs needed Sat & Sun  
3 sam moore  
April
27 simon goddard  
26 - 27 DOs needed Sat & Sun  
26 simon goddard  
25 - 27 .Buttered Badger Potholing Club, 11 (Yes really!)  
25 - 27 .Southampton University Caving Club, 15  
20 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10.00 am  
20 Duncan Hornby  
19 Harvey Lomas  
17 - 21 .Craven Pothole Club, ~12  
15 - 17 .Wessex Cave Club, 2  
13 - 14 .Whitchurch campers, 20  
13 Ellen Cooper  
12 - 19 ... from the Belgian club Cascade ( http://www.speleocascade.net/ ), now 11, most in campers.  
12 - 19 Cantabria caving - Northern Spain contact Gary Vaughan if you're interested.  
12 - 15 .Whitchurch staff, 3  
12 Ellen Cooper  
10 - 11 .Campers, 14  
5 - 6 Rhys Williams  
4 - 6 Penarth campers, ~20 plus 2 Inside  
March
30 Janine Graham  
29 Upper Flood Mendips. Maximum of 3 people, so be quick! Well decorated cave Contact Claire.  
29 Janine Graham  
28 - 30 Penarth campers, ~20 plus 2 Inside  
28 - 30 .UBSS, only 5 from the Friday, 6 on Sat.  
28 - 30 One from Orpheus  
28 - 29 .Oxford Uni Cave Club and some Russians!, 7  
22 - 26 .A group of Airbus Walkers, 4, until Wednesday  
22 - 23 .OUCC, 5, arriving Saturday.  
22 - 23 Keith & Sue  
22 Agen Allwedd Possibly Grand Circle. Led by Neil Weymouth. Contact Claire.  
22 SWCC Committee Meeting  
21 - 22 .YUCPC, max. 20, still here from the previous week, leaving Saturday.  
15 - 16 Jenny & Boyd Potts  
14 - 22 .YUCPC, ~20  
14 - 16 .Black Rose Caving Club, 5  
14 - 16 .Orpheus, 6  
8 - 9 DOs needed Sat & Sun  
8 Agen Allwedd Led by Ellen Cooper. Contact Claire.  
7 - 9 .Black Rose CC, 2  
7 - 9 .8 from the Wessex  
2 Howard Dare  
1 Ogof Draenen Led by Neil Weymouth. Contact Claire.  
1 Kevin Diffey  
February
28 - 2 Mar .KUCC, 14  
28 - 1 Mar .A visitor from MCG  
22 - 23 .Orpheus Caving Club, 4  
22 - 23 D.O.s needed Sat. & Sun.  
21 - 23 .Kent University Mountaineers, 25 now 15 due to transport issues.  
21 - 23 .Southsea Spelaeological Society, 4  
21 - 23 .2 Wessex members and 1 Essex scout  
20 - 23 Yorkshire SRT Improvers long weekend. Contact Gary Vaughan if you're interested.  
20 - 21 .Mendip Caving Group, 2  
17 - 18 .SCMC (Shropshire), 4  
16 - 19 .Bob and Elaine with a family party (Using Married, staying until Wed.)  
16 Tony Baker  
15 DO needed Sat  
15 SWCC Committee Meeting (moved from 22nd)  
14 - 16 .G.O.C., 6  
14 - 16 .Newbury and District Caving Club, now 8  
14 - 15 .2 from the Wessex  
8 Daren Cilau Led by Mark and Jess Burkey. Contact Claire.  
7 - 9 CHECC Southern Gathering. As last year SWCC will be VERY busy. Family quarters is reserved for members. (no other visiting groups, sorry)  
7 - 9 Several DOs needed for CHECC event - contact Gary  
4 - 6 .... from Espeleo Club de Gracia, Spain, 3 (Good contacts to have if you fancy some Catalan caving in the future!) check them out here: http://ecgracia.com/index.htm (The English link is broken atm)  
1 - 2 Simon Goddard  
January
31 - 2 Feb .Oxford Uni Cave Club, 20  
25 - 26 Piers Hallihan  
24 - 26 .ULSA and CUCC, 30  
23 Duty Officer needed.  
19 .SMWCRT AGM; LCR 9:30 a.m.  
18 - 19 Allan Richardson  
18 .SMWCRT training, rope work day at an indoor climbing wall. Venue: Mistras Tekra, Pyle  
18 SWCC Committee Meeting  
17 - 19 .Bristol Exploration Club, 15  
11 - 12 DOs needed Sat & Sun  
10 - 12 .South Devon Mountaineering Club, up to 15 Now CANCELLED  
2013
December
27 - 29 .KUCC & Alumni, 14 now CANCELLED  
20 - 22 .S.U.S.S., up to 20  
13 - 15 .Southampton University Caving Club, 16. Now CANCELLED.  
13 - 15 .Aberystwyth Caving Club, 15  
7 SWCC Committee Meeting  
6 - 9 .Still here: Finnish Caving Society, up to 5  
6 - 8 .MUSC, 12  
4 - 9 .Finnish Caving Society, up to 5  
1 Duty Officer needed.  
November
30 - 1 Dec .MCG, 2  
30 Duty Officer needed.  
23 - 24 Jonathan Evans  
23 Ogof Draenen contact Claire Trip Full.  
22 - 24 .Southsea Spelaeological Society, 6  
22 - 24 .Innovate Group, up to 12  
22 - 24 .Orpheus Caving Club, 6  
22 - 24 .A mix of Wessex & BEC, ~6  
21 - 24 .CWF, 3  
17 Duty Officer needed.  
16 Duty Officer needed.  
15 - 17 .Southampton University Caving Club, 15  
15 - 17 .WCC and ECSCT (Essex County Scout Caving Team), 10 now only 3!  
10 Duty Officer needed.  
9 - 10 SRT Training looking at improving personal techniques and rigging etc... contact Gareth.  
9 Duty Officer needed.  
8 - 10 .Cambridge University Caving Club, ~10  
8 - 10 .Worcester College alumni, up to 8
(...and yes, they'll be bringing fireworks!)
 
2 - 3 Peter Devlin  
1 - 3 .Newbury and District Caving Club, now 8  
1 - 3 .Exeter University Speleology Society, 15 Cancelled at the last minute!  
1 - 3 .3 from the MCG  
1 - 2 .Still here: Belgian Cavers, 14; using 'Married'. Leaving Sat.  
October
27 - 28 .Campers, 28 (Cancelled: Weather)  
27 Duty Officer needed.  
26 - 2 Nov .Some Belgian Cavers, 14; families please be aware they will be using 'Married'  
26 - 29 .Adults from Whitchurch youth centre, 4 Cancelled (Weather)  
26 Duty Officer needed.  
25 - 27 .Oxford Uni Cave Club, ~20  
25 - 27 .Various, from CPC, KCC and MNRC, ~5  
19 - 20 ,UBSS, up to 20 TBC  
18 - 20 .Notts Uni CC, ~14 TBC  
13 Gary Vaughan  
12 - 13 Llygad Llwchwr and Ogof Foel Fawr, Ogof Pasg with Duncan H, Adrian and Kate Brown. Room for a few more. Contact Kate if you're interested.  
12 Peter Dennis  
12 SWCC Committee Meeting  
11 - 13 .Cambridge Climbing & Caving club, 7  
11 - 13 .Aberystwyth Caving Club, up to 10. Now cancelled so there's space if you're looking for a last-minute caving weekend!  
5 - 6 North Wales weekend. Staying at Pant Ifan, Tremadog Contact Pete Francis  
4 - 6 .Mendip Nature Research Committee , ~12  
3 .BCA South Wales LCMLA Panel. meeting in the evening.  
September
29 Duty Officer needed  
28 Duty Officer needed  
22 Duty Officer needed  
21 - 22 Huglith Mine (Shropshire) NOW POSTPONED to 2014. Please contact Piers if you are interested, and indicate your preference for camping / YHA.  
21 Duty Officer needed  
20 - 22 .Penarth Campers, 20 with 2 inside.  
20 - 22 .KUCC, ~15 tbc  
20 - 22 .Black Rose Caving Club, 3  
15 Chris Grimmett  
14 Chris Grimmett  
14 SWCC Committee Meeting  
8 - 13 .North Lakes caving club, 3. "...applying for various permits but very happy to meet up with any local cavers to show us around and could reciprocate if folk were visiting the Yorkshire Dales" (bookings@swcc.org.uk for contact details)  
8 Chris Grimmett  
7 .Competitors in the 10 Peaks event will be passing through most of the day. (See http://www.10peaks.com/about/ if you're interested in joining them!)  
7 Reservoir Hole (Frozen Deep) A rare chance to see the new large chamber recently discovered on Mendip. Trip size v limited 1st come 1st served. Contact Claire. See BBC report  
7 Duty Officer needed  
7 Chris Grimmett  
6 - 8 .Bradford Pothole Club, ~12  
6 - 8 .Shepton Mallet Caving Club, 8 , now 7  
6 - 8 .Bristol and District Caving Club, up to 6  
6 - 7 .Campers, 4  
1 Duty Officer needed  
August
31 - 1 Sep Pembrokeshire (date TBC) Climbing and a visit to Ogof Gofan.Contact Claire  
31 Duty Officer needed  
25 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10am.  
25 Duncan Hornby  
24 - 25 Elizabete Das Neves  
23 - 26 .Lincoln Caving Club, now confirmed as 7  
23 - 26 ,YSS, . 4 , now 7  
23 - 26 .Dudley CC, ~5  
23 - 25 .MCG, 2  
21 - 25 . Over and Under Caving Club, 2 from the Wed., 2 more from Thu. then another 4 (Total 8) for the weekend  
18 Duty Officer needed  
17 - 18 North Wales activity weekend Walking, also possibility of white water rafting, Zip Wires Staying near Bala/ Bethesda. Contact Claire  
17 Duty Officer needed  
11 Duty Officer needed  
10 Duty Officer needed  
9 - 11 .Cambridge University Caving Club 12  
3 - 4 Piers & Annie  
July
28 Duty Officer needed  
27 Duty Officer needed  
23 - 24 ,Radyr Campers, 11 + 2  
22 - 25 Exeter university speleo society, 4  
20 - 21 Brendan Marris  
19 - 21 ,John H & speleo friends, 5  
14 Keith Edwards  
13 - 14 Forest of Dean Weekend Miss Grace's Lane and Wet Sink. See: rfdcc.org.uk. Accommodation: I'm working on it. Possibilities include a campsite, hostel or bunkhouse. Contact Claire filling fast!  
13 Keith Edwards  
12 - 14 .Innovate Group, up to 20, confirmed max. 10  
10 - 11 .Campers, 12  
6 - 7 Christiane Michel  
6 Pant Mawr Pot Open to anyone who has basic skills in SRT - contact Paul Meredith on 01202 861808 if you are interested.  
6 SWCC Committee meeting  
5 - 7 .Eldon PC, 10 now 7  
5 - 7 .Hades CC, 4  
5 - 6 ,GEAV, up to 6  
June
30 Duty Officer needed  
29 Duty Officer needed  
28 - 30 Kendal Caving Club 4 now 3  
27 - 29 ,Cathays campers, ~20 with 4 inside  
23 Duty Officer needed  
22 Duty Officer needed  
21 - 23 .Cheddar Caving Club 7  
20 - 22 .Penarth Campers, ~10 with 2 inside.  
20 - 22 .Black Rose Caving Club, up to 3  
17 ,SWOAPG meeting, evening  
16 Otter Hole, over-the-tide trip (10+ hrs), Sunday 16th June, be changed and ready to go by 8:15am Contact Claire if you'd like to go.  
16 Jace Tyler  
15 Malcolm Herbert  
14 - 17 .Kent University Caving Club, 12 now 8 (Now leaving Monday)  
14 - 16 .Newbury & District Caving Club, 10 now 6  
14 - 16 ,Cave & Crag,~8  
9 Duty Officer needed  
8 - 16 .Two Wessex members, for the week.  
8 - 9 Box Mine & Swildon's - Staying on Mendip at the BEC/Shepton, with Box Mine Sat and Swildon's on the Sun. Contact Claire if you would like to join in.  
8 Duty Officer needed  
7 - 9 .Southampton University Caving Club, 17  
7 - 9 .Cadley Hill Caving Club, 6  
7 - 8 .Over and Under Caving Club, 2  
2 David Dobson  
1 Andrew Dobson  
1 SWCC Committee meeting  
May
26 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10am.  
25 - 26 Chris G  
24 - 26 .MCG, 2, Camping  
21 .Call of the Wild, 15, just for the day.  
19 Judy Day  
18 Duty Officer needed  
17 - 19 .NFI Caving Club, now 3  
17 - 19 Annual North Wales Mines Trip Same venue as last year, staying at The Braich Goch Inn. Contact Allan Richardson  
12 Duty Officer needed  
11 - 12 .Bracknell District Caving Club, 5 (Possibly camping)  
11 - 12 .3 Wessex members and a guest  
11 Claire Vivian  
7 - 8 .A lone Photographer, camping.
(Seems legit.: www.tonybateyphotography.smugmug.com)
 
5 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10am.  
5 Brian Clipstone  
4 Jen Sloan  
4 SWCC Committee meeting  
April
27 - 28 Sue & Keith Goodhead  
26 - 28 .Southsea Spelaeological Society, 6  
26 - 28 .Lost World Caving Club, 5  
21 Eleanor Flaherty  
20 Eleanor Flaherty  
19 - 21 .Imperial College Underwater Club, 3  
18 - 19 .Surbiton Campers, 14  
14 Iain Miller  
13 - 14 .Wessex Cave Club, 2  
13 - 14 Provisionals' Weekend - NEW DATE. If you are thinking of joining SWCC or Provisional or new Member, this weekend is for you! Meal available on the Sat night - offers to lead trips very welcome. Contact Claire if you would like to join in. [limited space for visiting clubs this weekend, sorry!]  
13 Les Davies  
12 - 14 .Cambridge Climbing & Caving club, -7-, now 8 again!  
12 - 14 .Cave & Crag, 6  
7 Ogof Craig a Ffynnon - An impressive cave. Contact Tim Lewingdon if you would like to join in.  
7 Duty Officer needed  
6 Duty Officer needed  
5 - 7 .Brighton Explorers Club, 10 now only 4  
5 - 7 .RRCPC & friends, 6  
5 - 7 .Over and Under Caving Club, 3  
2 - 5 .Craven and MNRC, 4.  
2 .SMWCRT Crime Scene Awareness, a talk, from 18:30 in the LCR.  
1 Harvey Lomas  
March
31 Duty Officer needed  
30 Harvey Lomas  
28 - 1 Apr .East Pennine Outdoor Club, ~15 13  
27 - 31 .MCG, 3  
25 - 29 .United Cave Exploration Team, 2  
24 Duty Officer needed  
24 Elsie Little  
23 Duty Officer needed  
23 Janice Smith  
22 - 24 .Cambridge University Caving Club, 8, at the last minute.  
18 - 19 .Reading Bluecoat (with Wilderness Expertise), up to 12,
N.B. they will be using Married quarters
 
17 - 23 .York Universitiy Cave and Pothole Club, up to 30  
17 SMWCRT Rescue training. Training on the surface around Penwyllt. Come along and take part in some Skills based training. There's something for everyone. See www.smwcrt.org for more detail.  
17 Leigh Davies  
16 Lisa Williams  
16 SWCC Committee meeting  
15 - 17 .Coventry University Mountaineering club, ~15  
15 - 17 .Penarth Campers, 20 with 2 inside  
9 - 10 .Campers from Malvern College (with Wilderness Expertise), 21  
9 - 10 Peter Dennis  
8 - 10 .Newbury & District Caving Club, now 10  
8 - 9 .Malvern College (with Wilderness Expertise), 21  
2 Chairman's meet ~ Agen Allwed Sat March 2nd 09.30 outside the Chelsea hut. Aimed at folk who are new to the club, or new to caving an opportunity to get to know another major system. Contact Paul M if you would like to join in.  
1 - 3 .A large visiting group; no further bookings this weekend, sorry...
(Note to members: A very busy weekend!)
 
1 - 3 Chris G & Brian C (fss), Andy F (ss) more needed please!  
February
23 - 24 Howard Dare  
22 - 24 .Oxford Uni Cave Club with some Mountaineers, ~20  
22 - 24 ."Old Gits" from Birmingham University Kayak Club, ~10  
22 - 24 Yorkshire Dales - Staying with the BPC at Brackenbottom near Horton in Ribblesdale. Contact Gary Vaughan  
17 Duty Officer needed  
16 Mark Burkey  
16 SWCC Committee meeting  
15 - 17 Kent University Caving Club, 15
15 - 17 . No other visitors this weekend, sorry.  
9 - 10 Elsie Little  
8 - 10 .Essex County Scout Caving Team and West Sussex County Caving, ~15  
8 - 10 .Thunderer Caving Club, 15 18  
8 - 9 .2 from the Wessex  
2 - 3 Pete Morphy  
1 - 3 .Exeter University Speleology Society, 15 now max. 25  
1 - 3 .Shepton Mallet Caving Club, ~8 max. 7  
January
26 - 27 Graham Griffiths  
25 - 27 .Cambridge University Caving Club, 15 8  
25 - 27 .Plymouth University Caving Club, 15  
25 - 27 .More Plymouth Uni and friends, 7 (Thanks for taking up the slack Josh!)  
20 SMWCRT AGM 10.00 am in the LCR  
19 - 20 Allan Richardson (probably still wearing shorts despite the snow)  
19 SWCC Committee meeting ~ Cancelled due to the snow  
18 - 20 .Eldon PC, 10, now 12 - Cancelled due to the weather.  
18 - 20 .Society of Open University Potholers, 8 - Cancelled due to the weather.  
13 Jen  
12 - 13 .UBSS, up to 8, just the Sat.  
12 Steff  
6 Duty Officer needed  
5 Kyle Rogers  
4 - 6 .Exeter University Speleology Society, 9  
3 Duty Officer needed.  
1 ,SWOAPG meeting, ~19.00 - 21.00  
1 Duty Officer needed  
2012
December
28 - 2 Jan 2013 .Wessex C.C. and friends, ~12  
23 Duty Officer needed  
22 Duty Officer needed  
15 - 16 Piers Hallihan  
14 - 16 .Sheffield University Speleological Society, 20, now max. 15 17 (!)  
14 - 16 .Southampton University Caving Club, 15 now 7  
9 Duty Officer needed  
8 - 9 .UBSS, 6  
8 Steff  
8 SWCC Committee meeting  
7 - 9 .York University Cave and Pothole Club, ~30 now max. 7  
2 Duty Officer needed  
1 Duty Officer needed  
November
30 - 2 Dec .Exeter University Speleology Society, 15  
30 - 2 Dec .NUCC, 20.
They loved it last time so want to visit again already!
 
25 Duty Officer Needed  
24 Mike McCombe  
23 - 25 .Attendees on a C.C.C. Surveying Course, ~16 total.
Note: The Small Common Room will be in use for the course this weekend.
 
23 - 25 .Brighton Explorers Club, 12  
23 - 25 .Orpheus Caving Club, ~7  
18 Duty Officer Needed  
17 - 18 Snailbeach Mine and possibly Huglith Mine, Glos. SRT required. Staying at Bridges YHA. Contact Piers asap if you are interested.  
17 Duty Officer needed  
16 - 18 .Southampton University Caving Club, up to 15  
16 - 18 .Wessex & EUSS, 4  
16 - 18 .Plymouth University Caving Club, 5  
12 - 15 .A mixed party including Northern Pennine and Craven Pothole Clubs, 12  
11 Duty Officer Needed  
10 Martin Hoff  
9 - 11 .Newbury & District Caving Club, 8  
9 - 11 .Kent University Canoe Club, 8  
9 - 11 .WCC, 6  
6 - 8 .Masson caving group, up to 5. (www.massoncavers.com)  
4 Hywel Davies  
3 Janine Graham  
3 SWCC Committee meeting 4pm so as to be finished before fireworks!  
October
28 Duty Officer Needed  
27 - 28 .UBSS, 12  
27 Duty Officer Needed  
26 - 28 .Cambridge Uni Caving Club, 12  
26 - 28 .Kendal caving club, 5  
26 - 27 ,YSS, 2  
25 - 29 .Campers, 23, through the weekend to the Monday.
They will be using our quarry.
 
23 - 25 .Mendip Caving Group, ~10, attending a wedding!  
21 Hywell Jopling
20 - 21 .Hades, 2 (Sat. only)  
20 Ian Cardy
19 - 21 Nottingham University Caving Club and Hades , 20  
19 - 21 Kent University Caving Club, now ~10
14 Duty Officer Needed  
13 Duty Officer Needed  
12 - 14 .Aberystwyth Caving Club , 15  
12 - 14 .Reading University caving club, 20 max.  
10 - 12 .NUCC, 2  
7 Gary Vaughan
6 Peter Devlin  
6 SWCC Committee meeting.  
September
30 Duty Officer Needed  
29 Paul Tarrant  
28 - 30 Black Rose Caving Club, 4  
28 - 30 ,Shepton Mallet Caving Club , 8  
28 - 30 .EUSS, 5  
23 Kevin Diffey  
22 - 26 .B.E.C., 2  
22 Kevin Diffey  
21 - 23 Penarth Campers, 20 +2 inside  
21 - 23 .Keyhole Caving Club, ~5  
15 - 16 Sue and Jules  
14 - 16 Penarth Campers, 20 +2 inside  
14 - 16 Kent University Caving Club, now 10
14 - 16 .Cardiff university caving club, 15  
9 Otter Hole - 8:15AM, ready at the cave. Over the tide trip (9-15 hours) - Contact Nicky Bayley on 07790 664278. This trip is now FULL.  
9 Duty Officer Needed
8 Duty Officer Needed
7 - 9 Mendip Nature Research Committee, 12  
2 PCW
1 Paul Meredith
1 SWCC Committee meeting ~ 3pm, due to DYO Wardens party in evening.  
August
26 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10am.  
26 Tony Baker  
25 Jem Rowland  
24 - 27 Sorry, no visiting parties this weekend.  
19 Nick Hargrieves  
18 - 19 .No visiting Parties this weekend, sorry. Building works are planned for the changing rooms.  
18 Pembrokeshire Caving and Climbing - Ogof Gofan and rock climbing at Castlemartin with Andy Freem. Contact Andy if you would like to join in.  
18 Michael Smith  
16 - 17 .TSG, 6, (Who are aware of the changing room restrictions)  
11 - 12 Rhys Williams  
10 - 15 .Thunderer Caving Club , now 10!  
10 - 12 .Cambridge climbing and Caving Club, now 11  
10 - 12 .2 from Cerberus  
10 - 12 , Over & Under Caving Club , 6  
10 - 11 .Devon Spelęological Society, 3  
6 - 10 John Gunn and family  
5 Duty Officer Needed
4 - 5 .Bristol and District Caving club, ~6  
July
29 Jenny JB
27 - 29 .Southsea Spelaeological Society, 6  
27 - 29 .2 from EUSS and 2 from The Wessex  
27 - 29 .Aberystwyth CC, 5  
25 - 29 .Speleo Rhal Caving Club. 7
22 - 26 .2 guests with Jo White  
22 Claire Garman
21 - 22 Coasteering and skomer Island - Coasteering [moving along the coast by clambering on rocks and jumping into the sea in a wetsuit] and visit to Skomer island, Pembrokeshire. Contact Claire if you would like to join in.  
21 Ali Garman
20 - 22 .Cambridge Uni Caving Club, 8  
14 - 15 Elsie Little
11 - 16 .Ralf, a member of the Finnish Caving Society who has yet to join our ranks!  
8 Sue Goodhead
7 Keith Goodhead  
7 SWCC Committee meeting.  
6 - 8 .Cave and Crag, 15  
6 - 7 .Campers, 8, just the Friday night.  
2 - 4 Campers from Cathays, 30 + 6 inside.  
June
30 - 1 Jul Sam and Alison Moore
29 - 2 Jul .The Wessex, up to 12, some staying until Monday.  
29 - 30 .YSS, just Sarah.  
29 - 30 ,Aberystwyth Caving Club/Bristol Exploration Club, 5  
24 Duty Officer needed
23 Duty Officer needed
22 - 24 Lost World Caving Club, 5  
22 - 24 .Attendees on the SMWCRT Advanced First Aid course, 15  
22 - 24 .Arrin, from National University Caving Club (Canberra)  
16 - 17 Making Caving Videos - a workshop with Andy Freem. Contact Andy if you would like to join in.
16 - 17 Claire Vivian
15 - 17 .The Wealden, possibly, up to 10  
12 - 14 .Exeter Uni CC and Devon SS, 5  
10 Andy Dobson  
10 OFD Cave Management Committee meeting  
9 Dave Dobson  
9 SWCC Committee Meeting
8 - 10 .Bristol and District caving club, 6  
8 - 9 Kent University Caving Club, 10
3 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10am.  
3 Brian Clipstone
2 Conservation survey of OFD1. With Bernie Woodley and Andy Freem. 1st trip of several to plan and collect data. Contact Contact Andy if you would like to help.
2 .Graham Christian.
May
27 Duty Officer needed
26 Lel
25 - 27 .Cadley Hill Caving Club. 3
19 - 20 Dave Edwards
18 - 20 .Exeter University Speleology Society. Now only 5.
18 - 20 The annual North Wales Mining Weekend. Trips TBA. There are likely to be SRT and non-SRT trips. Contact Allan Richardson  
13 - 20 Cascade of Ostend Belgians currently 4 staying until Sun. 20th; look them up at http://www.speleocascade.net/  
12 - 13 Paul Q and Rachel
11 - 13 Devon Speleological Society, 8
11 - 13 CSCA, 4
7 Dan yr Ogof - Contact Tony Baker on 01276 609162  
7 Gareth Edwards  
6 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10am.  
6 John Lister
5 Gareth Edwards  
April
28 - 5 May De Schravelaar from the Netherlands, ~25; look them up at http://www.speleo.nl/sub/schravelaar/  
20 - 22 "SUCC olds" (Their description!), 3
14 - 15 Campers from Surbiton, 14  
10 - 12 Hampshire Campers, 15, & 5 inside  
8 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10am.  
7 - 8 Harvey Lomas  
5 - 9 Craven Pothole Club, 6  
1 Bob Hall  
March
31 - 5 Apr 3W, Belgians, 4. Here until Th. 5th  
31 Bob Hall  
30 - 1 Apr Bristol and District Caving Club, ~6  
29 - 1 Apr Wessex Cave Club, 4, from Thursday.  
24 - 25 Beginner SRT Training - 2 Day course starting with "what is this SRT thing anyway?" - Contact Gareth Edwards.  
24 - 25 Chris Grimmett  
24 SWCC Committee Meeting  
23 - 25 Penarth Campers, 20 +2 inside  
23 - 25 Devon SS/UBSS, 6  
18 needed (Sun)  
17 needed (Sat)  
16 - 25 York University Cave and Pothole Club, 23, reducing to 10 for the second weekend  
11 St Cuthberts Swallet - 10:30am at the belfry, abseil gear required - Contact Paul Meredith.  
11 needed (Sun)  
10 needed (Sat)  
9 - 11 Shepton Mallet Caving Club, 10  
9 - 11 Exeter Uni SS, 12  
9 - 11 Plymouth University Caving. 8  
9 - 11 Over and Under Caving Club, 2  
4 needed (Sun)  
3 needed (Sat)  
2 - 4 The M.C.G., now 20  
2 - 4 University of Exeter and Falmouth Exploration Society, 10  
February
26 Howard Dare  
25 Dan yr Ogof. Trip postponed sorry. New date TBA. Contact Peter CW  
25 Clark Friend  
25 SWCC Committee Meeting  
24 - 26 Southampton University Caving Club, ~ 12  
24 - 26 Hades, 4  
19 needed (Sun)  
18 needed (Sat)  
17 - 19 Nottingham UCC, 13  
17 - 19 Cambridge Climbing & Caving Club, 8  
17 - 19 Hades, 5  
16 - 19 Yorkshire Dales Trip - We are staying with the BPC at Brackenbottom, near Horton in Ribblesdale. We have a permit for Lost John's on Friday and are planning to do Ireby Fell Cavern on Saturday - Contact Gary Vaughan.  
12 needed (Sun)  
11 Lel  
10 - 12 Aberystwyth Caving Club, now only ~10  
10 - 12 Reading Caving Club, 15  
10 - 12 Dudley Caving Club, 2  
4 - 5 SWCC members of Dudley  
4 Pwll Dwfn - Training trip looking at SRT Rigging and other skills - Contact Gary Evans 07836 748752.  
3 - 5 Kent University Caving Club, was 15 but now only 8.  
3 - 5 Dudley Caving Club, 12  
January
30 Duty Officer Needed
29 needed (Sun)  
28 Gary Evans  
27 - 29 Must be SWCC's Oxbridge weekend!

Cambridge University Caving Club, 15
 
27 - 29 Oxford University Cave Club, 15  
26 Duty Officer needed
21 - 22 Instructors from Stanley Head OEC, ~7  
21 - 22 Allan Richardson  
21 Craig a Ffynnon - Contact Gareth Edwards.  
21 SWCC Committee Meeting  
14 needed (Sat)  
13 - 15 RRCPC (2) & Cambridge Uni (3)  
13 - 15 B.E.C., 5  
13 - 14 Aberystwyth University Caving Club, 1  
8 needed (Sun)  
7 Porth yr Ogof - Contact Steff Davies on 07816 844654  
7 needed (Sat)  
4 - 6 YUCPC, 2  
1 Columns Open Day - be ready to go by 10am.  
2011
December
31 - 1 Jan 2012 Piers, Annie, James & Meghan  
30 OFD - A chance to explore areas of the cave that you might not be familiar with - Contact Andy Freem if you want to join this trip.  
28 - 2 Jan 2012 Wessex CC and a few friends, max. 12  
25 needed (Sun)  
24 needed (Sat)  
18 - 21 Over and Under Caving Club, up to 8  
18 needed (Sun)  
17 Ogof Draenen - Contact Neil Weymouth on 07968 490996 if you're interested in joining this trip.  
17 needed (Sat)  
16 - 18 Combined Services Caving Association, 6  
16 - 18 A party of 5, including B.E.C. and S.U.C.C.  
11 needed (Sun)  
10 needed (Sat)  
9 - 11 Southampton University Caving Club, 15  
4 - 8 George, an instructor from Carlton Lodge Outdoor Centre  
4 Hywel Davies  
3 Janine Graham  
3 SWCC Committee Meeting  
2 - 6 Miri, Dare and up to 4 other Finns  
November
27 Pete Hobson  
26 Lisa Williams  
25 - 27 Lincoln Scout Caving Club, now 8  
25 - 27 Llanelli Photographers, up to 8 on the Saturday  
25 - 27 Orpheus Caving Club, 4  
24 - 28 Hades Caving Club, 2  
19 - 21 The B.E.C., 8 on Saturday, just 2 for the Sunday night  
19 - 20 Sue and Jules  
18 - 20 Southsea Spelaeological Society, 6  
18 - 20 Eldon Pothole Club , now 7  
18 - 20 Campers, 23 (They won't be using the kitchen, honest!)  
18 - 20 Shropshire Scouts Caving Team, 3 (adults)  
18 - 20 B.E.C., 4  
13 Guy Bryan-Brown  
11 - 13 Devon SS, 8  
11 - 13 MUSC, 20  
11 - 13 3: some B.E.C members and a guest  
10 - 11 Fairbridge, 10  
5 - 6 Peter Devlin  
5 SWCC Committee Meeting at 4.00 pm today.  
October
30 needed (Sun)  
29 - 30 University of Bristol SS, up to 20  
29 Ian Thompson  
27 - 28 Over and Under Caving Club, 2  
23 - 27 Some from Cardiff University CC and others, 6  
23 Dot Williams  
22 Idris Williams  
21 - 23 Peak District Mines Historical Society, 8  
21 - 23 Nottingham Uni CC, now 24, but 'cooking communally' which should help relieve kitchen numbers  
16 needed (Sun)  
15 needed (Sat)  
15 Gareth Davies  
14 - 16 Kent University Caving Club, 20  
14 - 16 Lost World Caving Club, 4  
9 SWCC Committee Meeting - 2.30 pm on the Sunday!  
8 - 9 Needed for Ogof - Fest  
7 - 9 No Visiting Parties this weekend, sorry.  
1 - 2 Jonathan Evans  
September
30 - 2 Oct The B.E.C., 6  
25 - 29 Three from the Wessex, Sun. to Thu.  
25 needed (Sun)  
24 needed (Sat)  
24 Neil Weymouth  
23 - 25 Campers from Penarth. 18 + 3 staff staying inside.  
23 - 25 Chesterfield Caving Club, ~11  
17 - 18 Paul Quill  
16 - 18 Kent University Caving Club, 18  
16 - 18 Campers from Penarth. 14 + 2 staff staying inside.  
16 - 18 Hades CC, 2  
11 SMWCRT Cave Rescue Practice Ogof Draenen - If you are new to these, contact Pete Hobson for more details.  
10 - 11 M & K Groves  
10 SWCC Committee Meeting  
9 - 11 Gloucester Speleological Society, 8  
9 - 11 Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club, 6  
9 - 11 EUSS, 2, joining a few from the BEC  
4 Claire Vivian  
3 Jowita Myburgh  
August
28 Andy Dobson  
27 Phil Buckberry  
26 - 29 University of Portsmouth CC, 6  
26 - 28 York University Cave and Pothole Club , now 6  
22 - 26 Liz Millett and friends, up to 9 of them  
20 - 21 Rhys Williams  
13 - 14 Lisa Williams  
12 - 14 Mendip Nature Research Committee, up to 15.  
7 needed (Sun)  
6 Jill Brunsdon  
1 - 3 A Wessex member and his wife  
July
31 needed (Sun)  
30 needed (sat)  
24 Caitrin Richardson  
23 Jeff Calligan  
22 - 24 Orpheus CC, 4  
22 Small Common Room booked by SMWCRT this evening for a course  
18 - 20 Campers from Cathays up to 18 + 6 (these poss. staying inside)  
17 needed (Sun)  
16 Steffan Davies  
15 - 17 Cave and Crag, ~10  
15 - 17 Crewe Climbing and Potholing Club, 2  
12 - 14 Exeter university speleology soc., 4  
10 Chris Amabilino  
9 - 10 Cadley Hill Caving Club, 3  
9 Geoff Amabilino  
9 SWCC Committee Meeting  
8 - 10 Lost World Caving Club, 6  
8 - 10 Over and Under Caving Club up to 7  
8 - 10 Hades CC, 2  
2 - 3 Kevin Diffey  
1 - 3 BEC, 3  
1 - 2 Aberystwyth University Caving Club. 2  
June
26 needed (Sun)  
25 Tom Moore  
24 - 26 Devon SS, 8  
24 - 26 BEC, 3  
22 - 28 2 from York University Cave and Pothole Club  
19 Claire Garman  
18 SMWCRT Cave Rescue Practice OFD 1 1/2 - If you are new to these, contact Pete Hobson for more details.  
18 Ali Garman  
17 - 19 Bracknell District Caving Club, ~10 but only 2 on the Friday  
17 - 18 10 Mountain bikers from Llandudno to Port Talbot for charity  
17 - 18 Wessex C.C. 2  
16 - 20 Southampton University Caving Club, 12  
12 Jeff Calligan  
11 - 12 Bristol and District caving club, 4 (Possibly also Friday night...)  
11 John Absalom  
7 - 9 Campers, 50  
5 Dave Dobson  
4 Tony Baker  
4 SWCC Committee Meeting  
3 - 5 Exeter Speleology Soc., 15  
May
30 Brian Clipstone  
28 - 29 Chris Grimmett  
27 - 30 Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club, 9  
27 - 30 Yorkshire Subterranean Society, max. 6  
27 - 30 GOCCG, up to 10.  
24 - 26 Campers, 50  
22 Steve Roberts  
21 - 22 A group of outdoor instructors from Somerset, 5  
21 Martin Hoff  
20 - 21 BEC, 2  
15 needed (Sun)  
14 - 15 North Wales Mining Trip. Croesor / Rhosydd and Cwmorthin / Oakley through trips. All members welcome, you must be proficient in SRT and be able to swim! Staying at Pant Ifan (Cave and Crag) - Contact Allan Richardson for details.  
14 needed (Sat)  
13 - 15 Hades CC, now down to 3  
7 SMWCRT Cave Rescue Practice Ogof Tarddiad Rhymney (near Trefil) - If you are new to these, contact Pete Hobson for more details.  
6 - 8 Llanelli Photographic Society, 10  
6 - 8 Duncan Hornby with a special group of up to 9  
2 Gareth Edwards (Mon)  
1 Catherine Abercromby  
April
30 - 2 May No visiting groups this weekend, sorry, its our AGM and we will be full!  
30 Gareth Edwards (Sat)  
26 - 28 Campers, 50  
24 - 25 Harvey Lomas  
24 Columns Open Day - be ready to go underground by 11.00.  
22 - 24 Southampton University C.C., up to 6.  
21 - 25 CPC, now up to 15, mostly camping  
21 - 25 The Finnish Caving Society, ~6 (+ our 2 Finnish Members)  
21 - 25 Cambidge Uni CC, 4  
20 - 21 Campers from Surbiton, 20  
17 Duty Officer needed (sun)  
16 - 20 CSCA, up to 16  
16 Duty Officer needed (sat)  
12 - 13 Campers from Cwmtawe, 20  
10 Duty Officer needed (sun)  
9 Duty Officer needed (sat)  
8 - 10 Campers from Penarth, 15 + 2 bunking inside  
3 Wilderness Expertise, USING THE LCR from 15:30  
3 D.O. Needed (Sun)  
2 D.O. Needed (Sat)  
2 Elizabete Das Neves  
1 - 3 Dudley CC, 15  
1 - 3 Devon SS, 8  
1 - 3 Cheddar Caving Club, 4  
March
30 - 31 Wilderness Expertise, with a party of 20  
27 Piers Hallihan  
26 D.O. Needed (Sat)  
20 - 27 York University Cave and Pothole Club, varying numbers through the week up to 17  
20 SMWCRT Cave Rescue Practice OFD 2 - If you are new to these contact Pete Hobson for more details.  
19 - 20 Sam Moore  
19 SWCC Committee Meeting  
18 - 20 Shropshire Scouts Caving Team , 4  
18 - 20 Exeter Uni SS, 15  
18 - 20 West Sussex caving club, 2, helping with more filming  
13 D.O. Needed (Sun)  
12 D.O. Needed (Sat)  
11 - 14 Evolution Outdoors, 6 - cancelled 11.3.11 (21:23!)  
11 - 13 University of Southampton Caving club, 12  
5 - 6 Training Event  
5 - 6 Keith & Sue  
4 - 6 Oxford Uni Cave Club, 20  
4 - 6 TSG, 10  
February
26 - 27 Keith Edwards  
25 - 27 Yorkshire SRT Beginners Trip. Staying at YSS at Hellwith Bridge. Contact Gary if you are interested - spaces are limited.  
25 - 27 Manchester University Speleology Club, 20  
25 - 26 MNRC, 6  
25 - 26 2 CDG members sleeping in a camper  
20 Gary Vaughan  
19 - 20 Introduction to SRT course at SWCC. In a tree on Sat, in a cave on Sun! Contact Gareth if you are interested.  
19 Paul Meredith  
19 SWCC Committee Meeting  
18 - 21 2 from Bradford Pothole Club  
18 - 20 A mixture of SUSS and Eldon PC, 8, possibly more later (..if there's still room!)  
18 - 20 Shropshire Scouts Caving Team , 4  
18 - 20 Red Rose CPC, 2  
18 - 20 West Sussex Caving Club, 3, to film the Scouts  
18 - 20 OUCC, 6, Camping and Cooking Outside  
13 Gareth Davies  
12 Richard Sore  
11 - 13 Nottingham uni caving club, 20 (Again; they must like our part of the world!)  
11 - 13 Lost World Caving Club, 4  
11 - 13 Hades, ~ 6  
6 - 8 B.E.C., 3  
5 - 6 Brendan Marris  
4 - 6 Nottingham University Caving Club, 20  
4 - 6 Hades CC, ~6  
January
30 Trip Event  
29 - 30 Peter Dennis  
28 - 30 Southsea Spelaeological Society, 6  
28 - 30 Reading University Caving Club, 20  
25 A motley group of mountain bikers/climbers (Their description!), 4  
22 - 23 Nick Davies  
22 Duty Officer needed (Sat)  
21 - 25 Morgannwg Caving Club, just 2  
21 - 23 Exeter Uni Speleology Society, 15  
15 - 16 Oxford Uni Canoe & Kayak Club, 5  
15 - 16 Allan Richardson  
15 needed (Sun)  
15 SWCC Committee Meeting  
14 - 16 B.E.C., ~5  
14 Duty Officer needed (Sun)  
13 - 16 Kent University Caving Club, 8  
9 D.O. needed (Sun)  
8 D.O. needed (Sat)  
7 Porth Yr Ogof - Contact Steff Davies on 07816 844654  
1 Columns Open Day - be ready to go underground by 11.00.  
2010
December
19 a snowman  
18 Tom Moore  
17 - 19 A party of canoeists - all Instructors at QE2 activity centre, 6.
Snow report - the Club is snowbound, and unreacheable this weekend.
 
12 D.O. needed (Sun)  
11 D.O. needed (Sat)  
10 - 12 Lincoln Scouts Caving Club , 5  
5 - 11 Cambridge University Orienteering Club, up to 20  
4 - 5 Helen Jenkins  
4 SWCC Committee Meeting  
3 - 5 C.S.C.A., up to 10  
2 - 5 Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club, now 11  
November
28 Nicky Bayley  
27 Andy Harp  
26 - 28 Shepton Mallet Caving Club, 15  
26 - 28 Lost World Caving Club, up to 6  
26 - 28 YSS, 2  
21 Antonia Freem  
20 Andy Freem  
19 - 21 Brighton Explorers Club, 12  
19 - 21 B.E.C., 5  
13 - 14 Peter Devlin  
12 - 14 Attendees on a Surveying Course up to 14 - Contact Mike McCombe if you're interested in joining them!  
12 - 14 Cambridge Uni CC, ~15  
6 - 7 PCW  
6 SWCC Committee Meeting at 5.00 pm  
5 - 7 Mendip Nature Research Committee, 14 + 2 in a camper  
3 - 5 Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service , 5  
October
31 Corrie Schrijver (Sun)  
30 - 31 Oxford University Canoe Club, ~10  
30 Steve Tomalin (Sat)  
24 needed (sun)  
24 andrea lewingdon  
23 needed (sat)  
22 - 26 Cadley Hill Caving Club, 3  
22 - 24 University of Plymouth's Adventure and Expo club, ~30  
17 needed (sun)  
16 John and Tess Lister  
15 - 17 Aberystwyth CC , ~20  
15 - 17 Rubber Duck Caving Club, 3  
9 - 10 Fred Levett & Lizzy das Neves  
9 SMWCRT are hosting a SWSARA event (Combined with Mountain Rescue Teams & Search & Rescue Dogs Association) based around Penwyllt (9th Oct.)
 
9 SWCC Committee Meeting  
3 needed (sun)  
2 John Hutchinson  
1 - 3 Nottingham University Caving Club, about 20  
1 - 2 B.E.C., 2  
September
26 John Wellbelove  
25 needed (sat)  
24 - 26 Cerberus, 7  
22 - 23 Cheddar CC, 2  
19 needed (sun)  
18 WBCRT Practice in Ogof Draenen.  
18 needed (sat)  
17 - 19 Bradford Pothole Club, now max. 10  
12 Lisa Williams and Pete Hobson  
11 Lisa Williams  
10 - 12 Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club, ~9  
10 - 12 Campers from Penarth, 5 inside and 23 campers (Cooking outside).  
9 - 10 Gower College Swansea, ~23  
8 - 9 Gower College Swansea, ~54  
5 Annabelle Hallihan  
4 Piers Hallihan  
4 SWCC Committee Meeting  
August
28 - 30 Sue and Jules  
23 - 27 Liz Millett and friends, up to 8.  
22 Miri Pihlaja  
21 paul tarrant  
20 - 23 2 members of Derbyshire CDG plus a German visitor. Possibly leaving Monday  
17 - 30 More Finns, with Miri, up to 4  
17 - 19 Speleološki Klub Samobor: Croatian cavers with some GSG, ~10 altogether.  
14 - 15 Volker and Liz from Flörsheim, Germany.  
14 - 15 Rhys Williams  
13 - 14 Aberystwyth caving club, 5, on day 4 of a 75 mile sponsored walk for Cave Rescue. Go to (justgiving.com/acc-walk) to help them out.  
8 needed (sun)  
7 needed (sat)  
6 - 10 Devon Spelæological Society, ~10  
1 - 8 Speleo Rhal Caving Club, up to 12  
1 Boyd Potts  
July
31 needed (sat)  
30 - 31 O.U.C.C., just 2  
25 needed (sun)  
24 needed (sat)  
23 - 8 Aug Some Belgian (3W) and some French Cavers (L'USAN), ~10  
23 - 28 Cadley Hill Caving Club, up to 6 with a couple staying on into the week.  
18 John Hutchinson  
17 Chris Hutchinson  
16 - 18 Speleo Rhal Caving Club, ~5  
12 - 17 A couple of Geology students form Cardiff Uni, Camping  
11 Gary Vaughan (sun)  
10 Janine Graham (sat)  
10 SWCC Committee Meeting  
4 Piers Hallihan  
3 - 4 K.U.C.C. & Friends, 5  
3 Piers Hallihan  
2 - 3 Campers from Rendcomb College, 6  
1 - 8 Dare and 3 other Finns (OFD Virgins); Mid-week OFDI leaders would be appreciated! (dare@iki.fi)  
June
29 - 1 Jul 4 members of Cheddar CC  
27 Alastair Garman  
26 Alastair Garman  
25 - 27 Plymouth Caving Group, 3  
25 - 27 Yorkshire SRT Weekend. Possibly Marble Steps / Ireby Fell. All abilities welcome. Contact Gareth Edwards for details.  
20 Duty Officer needed (sun)  
19 WBCRT Practice: Mid Wales Mines. Camping/Accom. will be available.  
19 Duty Officer needed (sat)  
18 - 20 Wealden Cave & Mine Society, 10  
12 - 13 Peter Devlin  
11 - 13 Provisionally booked for CDG Training camp  
11 - 13 No visiting parties this weekend, sorry (Provisional only at this stage)  
5 - 6 Andy and Dave Dobson  
5 SWCC Committee Meeting  
4 - 6 Southsea Spelaeological Society, 6. We will be full so no more visiting clubs this weekend, sorry.  
May
29 - 30 Gareth Davies  
29 - 30 Chris Grimmett - Sub.  
22 - 23 4 from the Wessex Cave Club  
22 - 23 Duty Officer needed.  
22 WBCRT Practice in Daren Cilau/Prices/Ogof Cnwc  
15 - 16 North Wales Mining Trip. Moel Fferna slate mine and Belgrave lead mine. Relatively easy trips - Contact Allan Richardson for details.  
15 - 16 Sally and John Harvey  
8 - 15 Belgian cavers, (Red Triangle), 6 with Steve Tomalin  
8 - 9 Anne and Simon  
6 - 7 Overflow from Dulwich College Field Centre, 25  
1 - 2 No visiting groups this weekend, sorry, its our AGM and we will be full!  
1 - 2 Duty Officer needed  
April
24 - 25 Duty Officer needed  
23 - 25 Paul Craddy and friends, ~20  
22 - 23 Swansea college, up to 14.  
17 - 18 Andy Freem  
16 - 18 Kenya project outdoor group, climbing and gorge walking, now Max 25  
15 - 16 Campers from Surbiton, 12  
10 - 11 Duty Officer needed  
10 - 11 Martin Hoff  
9 - 11 Shropshire Scouts Caving Team, ~8  
3 - 4 Harvey Lomas  
2 - 4 University of Bristol SS, just 2  
1 - 5 B.E.C., 3  
1 - 2 Campers, 32  
March
29 - 2 Apr Newton Rigg Caving Club, 4  
27 - 28 Duty Officer needed  
27 - 28 Kevin Diffey  
26 - 28 Keyhole Caving Club, ~6  
26 - 28 YUCPC are still here, max. 23 this weekend  
25 - 26 Campers, 13  
23 - 24 Campers, 12  
20 - 21 Penarth Gold DOE, 18+2, camping.  
20 - 21 Allan Richardson  
20 SWCC Committee Meeting  
19 - 28 York University Cave & Pothole Club, max 21 this weekend  
13 - 14 Duty Officer needed  
12 - 14 (The Finns are still here)  
12 - 14 Reading University Caving Club - a "Reunion weekend"; up to 45 so it'll be extremely busy. They are 'Mass catering' however...  
6 - 14 Varsinais-Suomen luolatutkimus, 3. Yes it's our Finnish friends back again!  
6 - 7 Duty Officer needed  
5 - 7 Aberystwyth CC, up to 15  
5 - 7 The B.E.C., ~15  
5 - 7 Yorkshire Dales Trip - Open to all, caving trips will be arranged to suit the ability of those who come. Contact Gareth Edwards for more info (also if anybody has any specific trip permits that they would like arranging).  
February
28 - 2 Mar Devon Spelæological Society, a party kept from Scotland by the snow!  
27 - 28 Neil Weymouth  
20 - 21 Basic SRT Training. Contact Gareth Edwards if you're interested in taking part, or for more info.  
20 - 21 Gareth Edwards  
20 SWCC Committee Meeting  
19 - 21 Shepton Mallet Caving Club , 9  
19 - 21 Technical Speleological Group +, 4  
13 - 14 Keith & Sue  
12 - 14 Exeter Uni SS, 15  
12 - 14 Southampton University Caving Club , 15  
11 - 12 28 Campers  
9 - 10 27 Campers  
6 - 7 UBSS, 10  
6 - 7 Duty Officer needed  
6 - 7 Steve Roberts  
5 - 7 Oxford University Cave Club, 15  
January
31 needed (sun)  
30 - 31 Helen Langford  
29 - 31 Dudley Caving Club, ~10  
29 The Club is now fully up and running again after the 3rd ice age!  
28 - 29 Campers, 18  
28 needed (Sun)  
26 - 27 Campers, 19  
23 - 24 Water Supply is still frozen and at the moment there is no gas for Central Heating. If you are a visiting caver or club it may be cold! Watch this space or contact Bookings Secretary.  
23 - 24 Steve Roberts  
23 SWCC Committee Meeting  
16 - 17 Snow Conditions and the fact that our water supply has frozen means that the Cottages are Closed to visiting groups for this weekend at least. Watch this space or contact Bookings Secretary.  
16 - 17 Duty officer Event  
16 - 17  
16 SWCC Committee Meeting Postponed to 23rd Jan  
9 - 10 Snow Conditions mean reaching the club may be difficult this weekend, and the water supply may be frozen. Watch this space or ring the club. (9 Jan)  
9 - 10 Duty Officer needed  
8 - 10 Brighton Explorers Club, up to 10  
2 - 3 Piers Hallihan  
2009
December
26 - 27 Duty Officer needed  
21 - 24 Kent Uni, 2  
19 - 20 Duty Officer needed  
18 - 20 Gloucester Mountaineering club + OUCC, about 12.  
12 - 13 Nicole  
12 - 13 Clark Friend  
12 SWCC Committee Meeting  
10 - 11 Campers, 19  
8 - 9 Campers, 34  
5 - 6 Duty Officer needed  
4 - 6 RRCPC, 8  
4 - 6 Cambridge University Caving Club, 8  
November
28 - 29 Oxford Uni Kayak club, 3  
28 - 29 Duty Officer needed  
28 - 29 Andy Freem  
27 - 29 Exeter Uni Speleology Society, ~15  
27 - 29 Southsea Spelaeological Society, 6  
27 - 29 Wessex Cave Club, 5  
26 - 27 Campers, 28  
24 - 25 Campers, 31  
21 - 22 Duty Officer needed  
19 - 20 Campers, now 35  
16 - 20 B.E.C., just 3  
14 - 15 Peter Devlin  
13 - 15 Kent University Kayaking Club, 12  
13 - 15 MNRC, 5  
7 - 8 Jenny & Ash Burrows  
7 SWCC Committee Meeting (starts at 5.00)  
October
31 - 1 Nov Vince Allkins  
30 - 1 Nov Southampton University CC, 15  
30 - 1 Nov Southsea Spelaeological Society, 4  
27 Swansea college, up to 10  
24 - 1 Nov ARGE Grabenstetten from Germany, now ~ 13: Check them out on www.arge-grabenstetten.de/  
24 - 25 Chris Grimmett  
23 - 25 MUSC, ~25 (But "...could be up to 30"!)  
17 - 18 Elsie Little  
16 - 18 Nottingham University Caving Club, now ~19  
16 - 18 Hades, ~8  
13 - 15 ACC, 3, researching water in OFDII and the library(!)  
10 - 11 Gary Vaughan  
10 SWCC Committee Meeting  
9 - 11 Southampton Rats Climbing Club, 14.  
9 - 11 B.E.C., 2  
3 - 4 Duty Officer needed  
2 - 6 Cadley Hill Caving Club, 6, with a few staying until the Tuesday  
September
26 - 27 Duty Officer needed  
25 - 27 Cerberus, now only 8  
25 - 27 Wealden, 3 Stump-workers  
22 (Retrospectively) Campers ~ 14  
19 - 20 Guy Bryan-Brown  
18 - 22 Craven, ~6  
18 - 20 Southampton University CC and friends, 4  
18 - 20 Lincoln Scouts Caving Club, 6  
16 - 20 Kent University CC, 15  
12 - 13 Janine Graham  
12 SWCC Committee Meeting (starts at 5.00)  
10 - 11 Swansea Students, up to 25 with Staff  
9 - 10 Swansea Students, up to 50 with Staff  
5 - 6 Duty Officer needed  
4 - 6 Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club, 10  
4 - 6 Aberystwyth Caving Club, 11  
August
30 Columns Open Day - be sure to be ready to go by 10 am!  
29 - 30 Elsie Little  
25 - 27 Cheddar CC, up to 4  
25 - 27 Campers, Numbers unkown (Added Retrospectively)  
24 - 28 Liz Millett and friends, up to 8  
22 - 23 Steve Roberts  
18 - 20 Campers, Numbers unkown (Added Retrospectively)  
16 - 19 WCMS A Stump working party, 7, some of whom would like to use Married  
15 - 16 Piers Hallihan  
8 - 9 Andy Freem  
7 - 9 Aber / BEC, ~4 (Retro)  
3 - 10 The Finns again (Varsinais-Suomen luolatutkimus), at least 3 but possibly more at some stage.  
1 - 2 Duty Officer needed  
July
31 - 2 Aug ULSA, 9  
25 - 26 Alastair Garman  
25 SWCC Expedition to Annecy 25th Jul to 8th Aug. Come for some or all of it. Contact Gary.  
18 - 19 Martin Hoff  
17 - 20 Black Rose Caving Club, up to 8, but only 3 for the Sunday night.  
17 - 19 Wealden CMS, 4  
13 - 20 Visitors from the Swedish Speleological Society, 9, all camping.  
13 - 15 Jon Evans - 24 Campers and 5 staff  
11 - 12 OUCC, just 2  
11 - 12 Helen Jenkins  
11 SWCC Committee Meeting  
10 - 12 Lost World caving Club, 6  
5 - 12 Speleo Rhal C.C., max. 12 for the week  
5 - 6 Duty Officer needed  
June
30 - 2 Jul Cheddar CC, just 2 for a mid-week visit  
26 - 28 Shepton Mallet Caving Club, up to 15  
26 - 28 Devon Speleological Society, 10  
25 - 27 A German family, 5 (Also hoping for a trip into OFD, any volunteers?)  
19 - 21 Exeter University SS, ~12  
19 - 21 BPC, 18  
13 - 14 Derbyshire trip, staying at TSG, Titan is booked for the Sat. Please contact Tony.  
11 - 13 Southampton University CC , 10  
5 - 7 BEC, 5  
May
30 - 31 Andy and Dave Dobson  
30 SWCC Committee Meeting  
29 - 31 No Visiting Parties this weekend, sorry  
23 - 24 Chris Grimmett  
22 - 24 No Visiting Parties this weekend, sorry  
21 - 22 A DoE group, actually from Mon.18th - varying from 5 up to 25  
16 - 17 Annual North Wales Mines Trip. Sat Moel Fferna slate min, Sun Hendre spar mine. Camping at Tower Farm campsite, Llangollen, see their website for details www.towerfarmholidays.co.uk. Any questions contact Allan Richardson.  
16 - 17 Damien Thomas  
15 - 17 Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club, now up to 10  
15 - 17 Orpheus, just 3  
15 - 17 Hades CC, 5 or 6  
8 - 10 Cerberus, 10  
8 - 10 Southampton University Caving Club, 15  
3 Columns Open Day - be sure to be ready to go by 10 am!  
2 - 3 No Visiting Parties this weekend, sorry.  
2 - 3 Janine Graham  
2 AGM - all members invited - ceilidh in the evening. Ceilidh fully Booked!  
April
30 Campers, 25  
28 Campers, 21  
25 - 26 Kevin Diffey  
24 - 26 A team being assessed from the Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre, up to 10 of them  
24 - 26 EUSS, 6  
23 Campers, 41  
21 Campers, 46  
18 - 19 Elsie and Julia  
17 - 19 NOTE: 20 spaces reserved for attendees of the planned Cave Technology Symposium and Cave Surveying Group meeting - Max. 10 in other visiting parties.  
15 Campers, 15  
12 Columns Open Day - be sure to be ready to go by 10 am!  
11 - 13 Harvey Lomas  
9 - 13 Wealden CMS, 10  
9 - 12 Members of University of Southampton caving club, 2  
9 - 10 Campers, 57  
8 - 13 Varsinais-Suomen luolatutkimus (Finnish), 3 at the moment.  
3 - 5 Maxine Bateman and guests, total 17.  
3 - 5 B.E.C., 4  
2 Campers, 42  
March
31 Campers, 42  
28 - 29 John Wellbelove  
28 About 26 Campers - cooking outside as well! With 4 others staying inside; just the Saturday  
27 - 29 Lost World Caving Club, ~6  
26 Campers, 32  
24 Campers, 32  
21 - 22 Keith & Sue G.  
21 SWCC Committee Meeting  
20 - 22 The Wealden Cave & Mine Society, about 15  
20 - 22 Red Rose CPC, 5  
19 Campers, 35  
17 Campers, 42  
13 - 15 G.O.C., 6  
13 - 15 Wessex Cave Club , 4  
13 - 15 Cambridge University Caving Club, ~5  
7 MCG and guests, up to 10.  
6 - 8 Plymouth Uni. C.C., 20  
6 - 8 Bradford CC, 5  
February
28 - 1 Mar Northern Pennine Club and guests, ~8  
28 - 1 Mar Geoff Amabilino  
27 - 1 Mar MNRC, about 10  
21 - 22 Aberystwyth Caving Club, just 3 of them, only Saturday night.  
20 - 22 Idris and the Shropshire Scouts Caving Team: 8 Explorer Scouts and 4 Adults; they'd like some to use Married...  
20 - 22 M.U.S.C., 20  
14 - 15 Elizabete Das Neves  
14 SWCC Committee Meeting (bring a rose!)  
13 - 15 Exeter University Speleology Society, 15  
6 - 8 Oxford Uni CC, now 22!  
January
30 - 1 Feb Kent University Caving Club, 18  
27 - 29 Darkside Caving Club, just 2  
23 - 25 The B.E.C., ~17  
23 - 25 Southsea Spelaeological Society, 6  
23 - 25 A party (of adults) from Forest School, up to 6  
17 - 18 Allan Richardson & Vince Alkins  
17 WBCRT Rescue Training - Gower Caves. Possibly Tooth Cave or Llethrid Swallet.  
17 SWCC Committee Meeting  
12 SWCC Committee Meeting  
8 Campers, 27  
6 Campers, 25  
2008
December
19 - 21 MUSC, Max. 10  
19 - 21 Cambridge University Mountaineering Club ~7  
13 - 14 Duty officer Event  
8 - 10 Swansea College, about 15  
6 - 7 Duty officer Event  
6 SWCC Committee Meeting  
5 - 7 Exeter University Speleology Society, 15  
5 - 7 RRCPC, 2  
November
29 - 30 Duty officer Event  
28 - 30 Coventry University Mountaineering Society, about 30  
28 - 30 Yorkshire Meet. Sorry, cancelled, not enough takers!  
26 - 30 A party of Dutch Cavers, 6  
21 - 23 Brighton Explorers Club, 12  
21 - 23 Hades Caving Club, up to 13  
20 - 23 Craven Pothole Club 2 of them  
20 Campers, 25  
16 - 19 Tutors from the Bendrigg Trust, up to 10 of them.  
15 - 16 Duty officer Event  
14 - 16 About 18 Scout Cave Leaders, plus additional reciprocals and members.  
14 - 16 Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club, now up to 10  
14 - 16 Southampton Rats Climbing Club, 6 of them  
8 - 9 Duty officer Event  
8 SWCC Committee Meeting at 5pm to make time for Fireworks!  
7 - 9 Sheffield Uni SS, 10  
6 Visitors Event  
4 Visitors Event  
1 WBCRT Rescue Training - Cave Diver Search. In OFD 1 1/2 along with divers.  
October
31 - 2 Nov Cambridge University Caving Club, 15  
31 - 2 Nov Oxford University Caving Club, ~15  
30 Visitors Event  
28 - 31 3W's club from Mechalen in Belgium, ~6  
28 Visitors Event  
24 - 26 University of Plymouth Adventure and Expo club, ~30  
24 - 25 A small party from the UBSS, ~5  
20 Visitors Event  
18 - 19 Duty officer Event  
17 - 21 Cadley Hill Caving Club, ~4, possibly staying until the Tuesday  
17 - 19 Kent University Caving Club, up to 18  
17 - 19 Imperial College Caving Club up to 16  
17 - 19 Chesterfield Caving Club, just 4  
14 - 16 Visitors Event  
11 - 12 Duty officer Event  
10 - 12 Lost World Caving Club, 3 on the Friday and 5 on the Saturday night.  
10 - 12 Nottingham University Caving Club, ~25  
10 - 12 Wealden Cave & Mine Society, up to 10  
4 - 5 Duty officer Event  
4 WBCRT Rescue Training - Joint Practice with SWSARA. Working closely with the South Wales Search and Rescue Teams.  
4 SWCC Committee Meeting  
September
26 - 28 Cerberus, 8  
20 - 21 Duty officer Event  
12 - 14 9 Adult members of Lincoln Scouts Caving Club  
6 - 7 3 from the BEC  
5 - 7 Instructors from the Essex County Scout Caving Team,10. They would like to use Married, but understand that this cannot be reserved for them.  
5 - 7 Yorkshire SRT Weekend. Possibilities ate Lost Johns/Lancaster/Penyghent Pot. Contact Helen Brooke.  
2 - 3 Swansea College, about 45 tbc.  
August
30 - 31 Duty officer Event  
24 Columns open day. Let the DO know if you want a trip by 10 am.  
24 SWCC Committee meeting (Sunday)  
23 - 24 Duty officer Event  
21 - 25 Speleo Rhal, Camping (by special invitation)  
17 - 22 Liz Millett plus seven during the week.  
9 - 10 Duty officer Event  
8 - 10 Cerberus Spelaeological Society, up to 8  
2 - 3 Duty officer Event  
1 - 3 Devon Speleological Society, ~8  
1 - 3 Orpheus C. C., 6 inc. Boyd and Jenny  
July
25 - 27 Shepton Mallet Caving Club, ~10  
25 - 27 Up to 10 University friends of Bethan (Moore); they will come prepared to camp.  
19 - 20 Duty officer Event  
19 WBCRT Rescue Training - Mines Rescue. Mid Wales.  
14 - 16 Jon Evans with about 30, inc. 24 campers  
12 - 13 Duty officer Event  
11 - 13 B.E.C., about 10  
10 - 14 Over and Under Caving Club, ~6  
6 - 7 Visitors Event  
5 - 6 Duty officer Event  
5 Gower Caves. Tooth Cave and Llethrid Swallet Contact Helen Brooke.  
5 SWCC Committee meeting  
1 - 2 Call of the Wild, 18 campers plus 3 staying in the club  
June
28 - 29 Duty officer Event  
14 - 15 Visitors Event  
14 - 15 Derbyshire Weekend. Possibilities are Tital/Peak Cavern/Giants/Oxlow. Contact Helen Brooke.  
14 - 15 Steve Roberts  
13 - 15 NOW CANCELLED Oxford University CC, up to 10 of them  
7 - 8 Sarah and James  
6 - 20 Our German friends Ken and Christa are planning a return visit.  
May
31 - 1 Jun Duty officer Event  
31 Agen Allwedd. Contact Helen Brooke.  
31 SWCC Committee meeting  
24 - 25 Duty officer Event  
17 - 18 Sue and Jules  
17 WBCRT Rescue Training - Search and Rescue. Sinc Y Giedd area.  
12 - 13 The annual North Wales Mining Weekend. Saturday is the Croesor-Rhosydd through trip. All persons taking part in the trip must be proficient in the use of SRT and be able to swim. Sunday is a through trip in Pandora mine, and again all in the party need to be proficient in SRT. Any queries contact Allan on 01772 783194 or Email  
10 - 11 Lizzy Das Neves  
9 - 11 Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club, now only 6 of them  
9 - 11 Hades, now only 8.  
3 - 4 Duty officer Event  
3 SWCC Committee meeting  
April
25 - 27 Exeter University, ~20 Cavers and Walkers.  
19 - 20  
19 Campers, up to 3 from Brynmawr Caving Club, just the Saturday night.  
18 - 20 Wealden Cave & Mine Society, about 20  
11 - 13 M.U.S.C., about 20.  
4 - 6 Border Caving Group, now 14.  
4 - 6 Lost World Caving Club, about 6.  
4 - 6 G.O.C., ~6  
4 - 6 Derwent Mountaineering Club Caving Section, only 4  
March
28 - 30 Three from Craven Pothole Club  
22 Bradord Pothole Club, ~6 for the Saturday night only  
21 - 28 The Swedes (Sveriges Speleolog-Förbund) repeating last years visit, enjoyed by all; up to 15 of them.  
21 - 24 Duty officer Event  
14 - 16 A small party from WCMS, just 6.  
14 - 16 Chesterfield Caving Club, 4  
8 - 9 Duty officer Event  
8 SWCC Committee meeting  
7 - 9 A small party from the B.E.C., ~4  
February
25 - 1 Mar Friends with Liz Millett, 4  
22 - 24 Southampton University CC, now only 13.  
22 - 24 Cadley Hill Caving Club, up to 5  
15 - 17 Wessex Geriatric Group (Their name!), about 14 of them  
15 Shepton Mallet CC, 4, for just the Friday night.  
9 - 10 Duty officer Event  
9 A last-minute 6, from Aberystwyth CC, just for the Saturday night.  
8 - 10 Oxford University CC, 12.  
8 - 10 Orpheus Caving Club, 6  
8 - 10 Now Cardiff University, ~ 10.  
3 SWCC Committee meeting  
2 - 3 Duty officer Event  
January
26 - 27  
26 - 27  
26 CDG, now only ~6, just for the Saturday night  
18 - 20 Devon SS, up to 8  
18 - 20 Southsea Spelaeological Society, up to 8.  
12 - 13 Duty officer Event  
12 SWCC Committee Meeting  
11 - 13 Imperial College Caving Club, 14 (They obviously enjoyed themselves so much in October!)  
2007
December
15 - 16 Duty officer Event  
7 - 9 MNRC, ~10.  
7 - 9 Brighton Explorers Club, 12.  
7 - 9 DoE Campers, about 25 + 5 staff who will be sleeping inside. The campers will be 'self-contained' so shouldn't need the kitchen.  
1 - 2 Duty officer Event  
1 SWCC Committee Meeting  
November
24 - 25 Gary Vaughan  
23 - 25 CHECC Seminar - Not open to the Public. Only Open to Bona Fide CHECC Members. It is agreed that SWCC members use Family this weekend. No other visitors this weekend, sorry.  
16 - 18 Oxford University CC, up to 20.  
9 - 11 The Frank Chapman Centre, with a Walking Group Leader Assessment course; 8 in total.  
9 - 11 Exeter University Speleology Society, 16.  
9 - 11 Kent University, just 4 of them.  
4 SWCC Committee Meeting (Sun 10 am)  
3 - 4 Duty officer Event  
2 - 4 Members only this weekend, sorry.  
October
27 - 28 Duty officer Event  
26 - 28 Cerberus SS ~8  
26 - 28 Kent University Caving Club, 14.  
26 - 28 A small party from the BEC, 6 of them.  
20 - 21 Duty officer Event  
19 - 21 Oxford University CC, up to 20.  
19 - 21 Visit to BEC on Mendip - hopefully Upper Flood and St Cuthberts. - contact Helen Brooke  
13 - 14 Duty officer Event  
12 - 14 Nottingham University Caving Club, 21.  
12 - 14 Imperial College Caving Club, 14  
6 - 7 Rigging and Bolting course by Nigel Ball. Contact Paul Meredith  
6 - 7 Duty officer Event  
6 SWCC Committee Meeting  
September
28 - 30 Leicestershire Scout Caving Team, 10 - all adults.  
28 - 30 Shepton Mallet CC, about 15  
28 - 30 "Youth Adventure" (Manchester), 7  
23 Otter Hole overtide trip - contact Paul Meredith  
22 - 23 Duty officer Event  
19 - 22 A couple of Swedes en-route for Hidden Earth. Who remembers Sven from the Gouffre Berger expedition in the mid-90s?  
15 - 17 Orpheus C. C.., about 6  
8 - 9 Duty officer Event  
7 - 9 Instructors from the Essex Country Scout Caving Team, about 10.  
7 - 9 Lost World Caving Club, 5 - 7  
4 - 5 Swansea College, ~40 + staff just for the Tuesday night, up for some hill-walking.  
1 - 2 Duty officer Event  
1 WBCRT Rescue Practice We will be meeting at DYO Car Park at 9.30am. Tunnel Cave Lower Series and carry out through Cathedral.  
1 SWCC Committee Meeting  
August
25 - 26 Duty officer Event  
20 - 24 Liz Millett and friends, ~6.  
18 - 19 Duty officer Event  
17 - 24 A small group of Germans, from Devon(!). Only 4, staying in Married, probably not staying right up to Friday 24th.  
6 - 11 Bielsko-Biala Cave Club from Poland, (Orange 'bat' sticker on locker door in the kitchen!); ~ 10.  
5 - 6 D of E 9 persons camping plus loos. Sunday night only.  
July
21 - 22 Duty officer Event  
14 - 15 Duty officer Event  
13 - 15 A mixture from CPC and Kendal CC, 5 in total.  
7 - 14 Speleo Rahl, up to 10, for the week.  
7 - 9 SUSS, ~6  
7 - 8 Duty officer Event  
7 WBCRT Practice - in OFD 2 (not Little Neath - forecast is too wet). Meet at Penwyllt at 9.30am, so that we can head underground around 10.00am  
7 SWCC Committee Meeting  
1 - 2 18 DoE Gold Campers, just for the Sunday night.  
June
30 - 1 Jul Duty officer Event  
23 - 24 Duty officer Event  
22 - 24 Cadley Hill Caving Club, Max. 5  
22 - 24 Exeter University Speleology Society, 8  
18 - 24 Hoehlenrettung Baden-Wuerttemberg e.V. (Cave Rescue Organisation), now sadly only two! Let's make Christa and Ken welcome anyway!  
16 - 17 Duty officer Event  
9 - 10 Duty officer Event  
2 - 3 Berger Training Weekend - Details to be Confirmed  
2 - 3 Duty officer Event  
2 SWCC Committee Meeting  
1 - 3 Cardiff University Caving Club, up to 10.  
May
26 - 27 Duty officer Event  
25 - 28 Start of Working Week (26/27) No Guest Parties this weekend.  
22 Call of the Wild, with ~25, from 08:00 to 17:30 only  
19 - 20 Duty officer Event  
18 - 20 Oxford University CC, up to 20  
12 - 13 Duty officer Event  
11 - 13 Mendip Nature Research Committee, 12  
11 - 13 Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club, 8, + 2 camping on the Saturday.  
11 - 13 G.O.C., no more than 8  
4 - 7 No Visiting Parties this weekend.  
April
28 - 29 Duty officer Event  
27 - 29 Cambridge University Hillwalking Club, ~ 20  
27 - 29 KUCC, up to 5.  
21 - 22 Duty officer Event  
20 - 22 Hades, about 15  
7 - 8 Duty officer Event  
6 - 13 Sveriges Speliologförbund, about 10 now.  
6 - 9 Craven Pothole Club, about 12, camping.  
6 - 9 Easter Weekend. This is going to be a busy weekend! If possible try to stagger meal times, and it may be advisable to keep some food boxes in the car over the weekend to give more space in the kitchen.  
March
31 - 1 Apr Duty officer Event  
30 - 2 Apr Exeter University Speleology Society, now max. is 8.  
27 Visitors, camping the one night  
24 - 25 Duty officer Event  
24 Some Reading Walkers, 12 of them, only the Saturday.  
23 - 25 Wealden Cave & Mine Society, wanting more! About 15 plus up to 5 camping.  
17 - 18 Duty officer Event  
17 SWCC Committee Meeting  
16 - 19 Exeter University Speleology Society, only 3, joining Kent for some training. They are coming prepared to camp if need be.  
16 - 18 Kent University CC, 14.  
12 - 16 YSS, only 2, Mon-Fri.  
10 - 11 Duty officer Event  
9 - 11 Oxford University CC, up to 12.  
9 - 11 Sheffield University Speleogical Society, 12  
9 - 11 Cadley Hill Caving Club, Max. 5  
3 - 4 Pete and B Dobson  
2 - 4 Bradford Pothole Club, 12  
2 - 4 Shepton Mallet Caving Club, up to 10.  
2 - 4 Exeter University SS - up to 9  
2 - 4 Mendip Weekend. Accommodation has been booked at the M.C.G. cottage. Possibility of a trip to see the new discoveries in Upper Flood Swallet. If anyone is interested they can contact Bill Buxton at  
February
24 - 2 Mar Black Rose C.C, 10 of them.  
24 - 25 Duty officer Event  
23 - 25 Lost World Caving Club, 4 of them.  
17 - 19 Southampton Uni. CC, ~ 30  
17 - 18 A family party from Cerberus SS, 4 of them, who would like to use 'Married'.  
17 - 18 Duty officer Event  
10 SWCC Committee Meeting  
9 - 11 Oxford University CC, up to 12  
9 - 11 Chesterfield Caving Club, 5.  
9 - 11 Duty officer Event  
3 - 4 Duty officer Event  
2 - 4 Brighton Explorers Club, ~ 12  
January
27 - 28 Duty officer Event  
26 - 28 Devon SS, just 4 of them  
20 - 21 Duty officer Event  
19 - 21 Kent University CC, now 18.  
19 - 21 Cerberus SS ~8  
19 - 21 Southsea Spelaeological Society, only about 6  
13 - 14 Duty officer Event  
13 WBCRT major rescue practise in OFD. Contact WBCRT for details.  
13 SWCC Committee Meeting  
6 - 7 Duty officer Event  
2006
December
30 - 31 Duty officer Event  
16 - 17 Duty officer Event  
15 - 16 A small party (4) from Kent Uni, just for the Friday Night  
9 - 10 Duty officer Event  
8 - 10 Manchester Uni S.C., 20-22 of them, bringing tents.  
8 - 10 Kent University CC, 10.  
8 - 10 Shropshire Scouts, 8 - they've been told to bring tents just in case...  
2 - 3 Dan & Bridget  
2 WBCRT team rescue practise at Llygad Llwchwr Full practise moving a casualty from one of the River Chambers and exiting the cave. Contact WBCRT for details.  
2 SWCC Committee meeting  
1 - 3 Oxford University CC, up to 12  
November
25 - 26 Duty officer Event  
18 - 19 Mendip weekend staying at the MCG hut. Contact the training officer to sign up.  
18 - 19 Duty officer Event  
17 - 19 MNRC, ~10
(Sounds like a 'region-swap'!)
 
17 - 19 Underground Overground (formerly DeMontfort Uni. Alumni), 7.  
11 - 12 Duty officer Event  
10 - 12 Southampton Uni Cavers and Hillwalkers, ~30  
4 - 5 Sarah & James  
4 SWCC Committee meeting  
3 - 5 Kent University C. C., 18.  
3 - 5 Wealden Cave and Mine Soc., now ~13; a few are coming prepared to camp.  
October
28 - 29 UBSS, ~20 of them. They won't be arriving until the Saturday.  
28 - 29 Nicky and Andy  
27 - 29 Keyhole CC, ~6  
27 - 29 SpeleoRahl, just 3.  
23 - 27 A Large Party of DOE students
Note: No further bookings for this week
 
21 - 22 Duty officer Event  
20 - 22 Wolverhampton Mountaineering Club, up to 15  
20 - 22 Orpheus CC, now 10, with 4 coming prepared to camp...  
20 - 22 Harper Adams university College, 12  
14 - 15 Duty officer Event  
13 - 15 Nottingham University CC, now increased to 30; some coming prepared to camp.  
13 - 15 Cambridge Climbing & Caving Club, 8  
13 - 15 Hades again, 6-8 of them, on the understanding that Cambridge and 15 Nottingham have first call on bunks!  
7 - 8 Duty officer Event  
7 SWCC Committee meeting  
6 - 8 Cadley Hill Caving Club, ~ 6  
6 - 8 Hades, 5. 2 of them arriving on Sat.  
September
30 - 1 Oct Duty officer Event  
30 WBCRT rescue practise at Agen Allwedd. A Joint practice with Gwent CRT. The date and details of the practice are still to be confirmed with GCRT.  
29 - 1 Oct G.O.C., up to 6 of them.  
23 - 24 Duty officer Event  
21 Campers, 20  
20 - 23 BBC - Filming, Its confirmed. Please be warned, there may well be some inconvenience to members and guests. Apparently only Married Downstairs will be out of use for the Saturday. (NB The club is receiving a goodly addition to the roof fund from all of this!)  
19 Campers, 20  
16 - 17 Welsh Section CDG, doing some Rescue Practice; ~6 of them.  
16 - 17 Derbyshire trip staying at the Orpheus hut. Contact the training officer to sign up.  
16 - 17 Duty officer Event  
9 - 10 Instructors from the Essex County Scout Caving Team, ~10. They are intending to use Married Quarters, but have been informed that any Families will have Priority.  
9 - 10 Duty officer Event  
2 - 3 Training Event  
2 - 3 Duty officer Event  
2 SWCC Committee meeting  
1 - 3 Chesterfield Caving Club ~6.  
August
26 - 3 Sep Digging Week - find new cave for our 60th anniversary - see details here.  
25 - 28 De Montfort Alumni CC, 10 of them for 3 nights.  
25 - 28 Shepton Mallet CC, ~10 of them, camping.  
19 - 20 Duty officer Event  
13 - 17 Speleo Bratislava, 10 from Slovakia - still here from the 9th  
12 - 13 Duty officer Event  
11 - 13 Southampton University and some guests, ~10  
9 - 17 Speleo Bratislava, 10 from Slovakia  
5 - 6 Long weekend in the Yorkshire Dales staying at the Craven. Rumbling hole booked for the 5th. Contact the training officer to sign up.  
5 - 6 Steve W  
4 - 6 Keyhole CC, 6  
July
29 - 30 Duty officer Event  
28 - 30 Swaledale Outdoor Club ~ 10, including some in Married Quarters.  
28 - 30 Southsea SS, ~6  
22 - 23 Gary V. & Paul M.  
22 Otter Hole trip: Email if interested. Possibility of both between and over the tide trips. Very muddy then very pretty!  
21 - 23 The Frank Chapman Centre, up to 10, walkers  
21 - 23 Southampton, 1 Uni club member & 3 friends  
20 Campers, 20  
18 Campers, 20  
15 - 16 Bethan Moore  
13 Campers, ~20  
11 Campers, ~20  
8 - 9 Janine and Nicole  
8 SWCC Committee meeting  
7 - 9 Southampton Rats Climbing Club (with Ian Thompson), 16 possibly including a couple of families.  
4 - 6 Campers, ~40  
3 DoE Campers - 10  
1 - 2 Laura Buckberry  
June
24 - 25 Sue & Jules  
24 WBCRT rescue practise Mid Wales Mines. We practice in Mid Wales once every 2 years. Venue still to be decided for 2006, but it won’t be Cwmystwyth this time. Contact WBCRT for details.  
23 - 25 Hades, up to 16.  
23 - 24 A 'Family' party (inc. some OUCC members), about 8, including four children (in Married)  
18 - 19 SRT beginners training particularly organised for new/ provisional members with little or no experience of SRT. Contact the training officer for details.  
17 - 18 Dave Edwards  
16 - 18 Kent Uni, ~4  
10 - 11 John & Tess  
9 - 11 Newcastle University, about 7  
8 Campers  
6 Campers  
3 - 4 DeMontfort Uni Alumni CC, 8, from the 2nd.  
3 - 4 Dave and Andy  
3 WBCRT rescue practise 2 scenarios in Dan-yr-Ogof and a vertical scenario in Pwll Dwfn. Three practices to choose from on the day. Contact WBCRT for details.  
3 SWCC Committee meeting  
2 - 5 4 Irish cavers - (friends of Gareth E.)  
May
28 Columns Open Day- OFD II. Parties wishing to visit the Columns should have a valid permit for OFD II and should make themselves known to the Warden by 10.00am on the Bank Holiday Sunday.  
27 - 28 Aberystwyth, ~ 5 at the last minute!  
27 - 28 Chris G. / Graham C  
20 - 21 Pete F.  
19 - 21 Lost World CC - 4 of them  
13 - 14 North Wales mine trip planned! More details. Contact Allan Richardson to reserve your place.  
13 - 14 Martin Hoff  
13 Some DOE Campers, with Jon Evans, just the Saturday night.  
12 - 14 Hades CC, 7-10.  
6 - 7 Duty officer Event  
April
30 Columns Open Day- OFD II. Parties wishing to visit the Columns should have a valid permit for OFD II and should make themselves known to the Warden by 10.00am on the May Day Bank Holiday Sunday.  
29 - 1 May No Visiting parties this weekend.  
25 - 26 Campers (Apparently!)  
22 - 23 Cadley Hill CC, up to 6, from the 21st  
19 - 20 Campers  
16 Columns Open Day (Easter)- OFD II. Parties wishing to visit the Columns should have a valid permit for OFD II and should make themselves known to the Warden by 10.00am on the Bank Holiday Sunday.  
15 - 17 No Visiting parties this weekend.  
15 - 17 Duty officer Event  
8 3 WCC members, including 'Lizzy', the central player in last May's OFD rescue (Actually 6th - 12th)  
1 - 2 Peter Harvey  
March
29 Campers, ~ 14  
27 Campers, ~ 14  
25 ~6 Kayakers (from OUCKC) just using the club as a base  
24 - 26 Kent University CC, 8, including 3 from Exeter Uni.  
24 - 26 Portsmouth University CC, 5.  
18 - 19 Cave surveying training weekend based at SWCC. This will be a joint meet with the Cave Surveying Group. The aim of the weekend is to offer different levels of training in cave surveying, and also in the use of Survex (cave survey software). Contact Brian Clipstone or Allan Richardson for details.  
18 - 19 Bob and Elaine  
18 SWCC Committee meeting  
17 - 19 Cerberus Speleological Society, ~ 6 members  
17 - 19 Northern Pennine Club again, with Clive W. again, 5 again.  
4 WBCRT joint rescue practise at Miss Graces Lane meeting at 9:30am, contact WBCRT for details.  
3 - 5 Kent University CC, about 14 of them again.  
February
25 - 26 Keith and Sue  
24 - 25 Keith & Sue  
18 - 19 Bracknell District CC, ~12 just for the Saturday night.  
18 - 19 Duty officer Event  
17 - 19 Nice to see MUSC again, ~15.  
17 - 19 Southsea Spelaeological Society, ~8  
11 - 12 Bristol Exploration Club - 5, but will they be recognisable? "...quiet unassuming mendipians..." - the BEC?  
11 - 12 Provisional members weekend at Penwyllt. The aim is to have a variety of trips on offer for provisional and prospective members and to help them get to know the members and committee better. Bridget will be cooking a curry on the Sat night - please let her know for number and if you are veggie. Volenteers to lead trips welcome please!  
11 SWCC Committee meeting  
10 - 12 Sheffield University, (SUSS). 10.  
10 - 12 Northern Pennine Club with Clive W., 5.  
3 - 5 Kent University CC, now 18  
3 - 5 Shropshire Scouts, 6, with Idris  
3 - 5 University of Portsmouth Caving Club, ~6  
January
28 - 29 Duty officer Event  
27 - 29 Reading University, ~15.  
27 - 29 Combined Services Caving Association, ~10-15.  
27 - 29 Aberystwyth CC, ~6  
21 - 22 Duty officer Event  
15 WBCRT AGM - 9.30am at Penwyllt. All welcome.  
14 - 15 Duty officer Event  
14 Navigation training- map reading, blind navigation, underground navigation etc with Sally Harvey. Book with Bridget.  
14 SWCC Committee meeting  
13 - 15 Brighton Explorers, 8  
6 - 8 Shropshire Scouts with Idris, about 8.  
1 Columns Open Day- OFD II. Parties wishing to visit the Columns should have a valid permit for OFD II and should make themselves known to the Warden by 10.00am.  
2005
December
30 - 2 Jan 2006 No Visiting parties to stay this weekend, sorry.  
28 - 29 Eldon have decided that they are coming after all; just the Wednesday night, ~9.  
16 - 18 Portsmouth University CC, ~5  
3 WBCRT Rescue Practice – Ogof Ffynnon Ddu
Contact WBCRT for details
 
3 SWCC Committee meeting  
2 - 4 Manchester University (MUSC to most!), about 15  
2 - 4 Kent University Caving Club, 8 - to join the Rescue Practice - good for them!  
November
26 - 27 Digital Photography Underground course run by Peter Collings-Wells - back by popular demand. The course will cover basic use of a digital camera on the surface and underground, use of flashes and slaves with digital cameras and the use of photoshop to edit those photographs. Places are limited contact Bridget to book. You can find more on Peter's website , including equipment info, or contact Peter with questions. Also see the results from last time.  
25 - 27 Gareth Uglow, amongst 20 Kayakers (from OUCKC?) just using the club as a base  
24 - 26 Cerberus, 5.  
19 - 20 Yorkshire weekend Staying at Red Rose. Notts Pot and Lost Johns booked!!
Let Bridget know if you want to come on .
 
19 - 20 Duty officer Event  
18 - 20 Keyhole Caving Club, 6  
18 - 20 Southsea Spelaeological Society, approx.8.  
11 - 13 Cambridge University Caving Club, about 20. They have been told that some should be prepared to camp.  
11 - 13 Southampton University (Cavers and Hill Walkers), could be up to 30.  
5 Ladder and lifeline training course - A one day course to be held at SWCC. Course will cover rigging and safe use of ladder and lifeline. It will include surface and underground components. Limited space. Sign up at or contact Ben.  
5 SWCC Committee meeting  
4 - 5 'Flemisch naturefriends' still with us from previous weekend, but until the Friday only. They have been warned that it's likely to be crowded!  
4 ARGE Grabenstetten (Germany), up to 6. Probably still with us from the previous week.  
October
31 - 4 Nov School Group - DEA Gold - 20 Camping (unless it rains!)  
30 - 4 Nov ARGE Grabenstetten (Germany), up to 6. They too have been warned that it will be crowded at the 2nd weekend, and may leave before the Friday.  
29 - 4 Nov 'Flemisch naturefriends', about 12 of them, here until Friday 4th Nov., possibly that Friday night too.  
29 - 30 UBSS, about 15 of them, just for the Saturday night.  
29 - 30 Duty officer Event  
28 - 30 Duty officer Event  
24 - 28 Pengelly Tust, numbers varying from 1 to 6  
22 - 23 Ian Alderman's friends, 20 of them. (Did you know he had that many?)  
22 WBCRT Rescue Practice – Ogof Draenen with Gwent CRT
Contact WBCRT for details
 
22 Cadley Hill CC, up to 7 of them for the Saturday night but maybe some on the Friday night too.  
21 - 23 Chesterfield Caving Club, up to 6 of them.  
17 Call of the Wild, 25 of them.  
14 - 16 Black Rose CC, 4.  
14 - 16 Aberystwyth Caving Club, 14.  
8 - 9 Duty officer Event  
8 SWCC Committee meeting  
September
14 - 15 Call of the Wild, between 10 and 20  
10 - 11 Instructors from the Essex County Scout Caving Team, about 14. They are intending to use Married Quarters, but have been informed that any Families will have Priority.  
3 - 4 Craven Pothole Club, 6, but mostly camping.  
3 CANCELLED: WBCRT Rescue Practice – Miss Graces Lane Cave with Gloucester CRG. Due to circumstances beyond our control - may be rearranged at a later date.  
3 SWCC Committee meeting  
August
28 Columns Open Day- OFD II. Parties wishing to visit the Columns should have a valid permit for OFD II and should make themselves known to the Warden by 10.00am on the Bank Holiday Sunday.  
13 - 14 Mendips weekend Staying at MCG. Upper Flood and St Cuthbert's leaders obtained. Classic trips like GB, Swildons and Longwood/August.
Let Bridget know if you want to come on .
 
July
29 - 1 Aug Swaledale Outdoor Club, 9 including some campers.  
24 DoE Campers, 14  
23 - 6 Aug Come and enjoy French caving in the Franche-Comté. See the pictures!  
17 DoE Campers, 13  
16 - 17 Shepton Mallet CC, 10-15 of them.  
16 - 17 Duty officer Event  
15 - 18 Visitors Event  
14 - 15 Wessex Cave Club. about 3.  
10 WBCRT Exec. meeting  
9 SWCC Committee meeting  
8 - 10 Cambridge Climbing & Caving Club, 4  
4 DoE. Campers, 8  
1 - 3 Lost World Caving Club, 5  
June
24 - 26 Reading University CC, 14.  
18 - 24 Kent University, 4 - Staying 'til the 24th now.  
17 - 19 Southampton University CC, up to 8.  
11 WBCRT Major Underground Rescue Practice – Dan yr Ogof
Contact WBCRT for details. Wetsuit recommended, SRT kits useful.
 
4 - 5 Duty officer Event  
4 SWCC Committee Meeting  
May
14 - 15 North Wales Mining Trip - contact Allan for details. Sat trip to Penmorfa mine on the Great Orme at Llandudno. See pictures of previous years trips. Details of usual campsite on Anglesey. Now see report from this trip!  
7 - 8 Rolls Royce CC ( 6 )  
7 - 8 CDG AGM at Penwyllt (15/20)  
2 - 8 Belgian visitors (17 - mostly camping)  
April
16 WBCRT Technical Training Day at Penwyllt – 10am Start
Contact WBCRT for details
 
March
25 - 28 Visitors UHUCC(8), CPC(13), Red Rose(3)  
19 SWCC Committee meeting  
12 - 13 Kent Uni (10)  
February
25 - 27 Visitors - Dan Whittaker + Group  
25 - 27 Derbyshire Weekend - TSG hut is booked for 18 people (located in Castleton, right next to 6 pubs!). SRT and classic horizontal trips available, hopefully including a through trip from JH Mine to Peak Cavern. Contact Bridget for details ( ). This trip is now FULL - sorry!  
18 - 20 Visitors - MUSC (Manchester Uni)  
12 - 13 Digital Photography Underground course run by Peter Collings-Wells.
See the resulting photographs.
The course will cover basic use of a digital camera on the surface and then more importantly underground. The use of flashes with digital cameras and then the use of photoshop to edit those photographs. Depending on demand it will be a one or two day course with no more than 6 peope on each day. There will be some cameras and flashes to borrow but I suggest this course to thoses who already have them or can borrow one predominantly. Here is a link to Peter's site on equipment http://ogof.net/ofd1/photography.html. This course is now full but if you are interested let Bridget know as there may be a repeat course. ( )
 
12 SWCC Committee meeting  
January
21 - 23 Visitors - Reading Uni (10 people)  
15 SWCC Committee meeting  
2004
December
4 Rescue practise at OFD.  
4 Committee Event  
November
20 - 21 Trip Event  
6 - 7 Training Event  
6 SWCC Committee Meeting  
June
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March
January
15 SWCC Committee meeting  

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