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Jul
11
Sat
Porth yr Ogof @ Cwm Porth
Jul 11 @ 11:30 – 17:00

Porth yr Ogof (Entrance to the Cave) has the largest entrance in Wales, at 17m wide and 5m high. Actually it has many entrances, because it is formed where the Afon Mellte (Lightning River) flows for 200m through a huge limestone bridge. It splits in two before it goes underground, but emerges as a single stream. There is also an entrance which takes you to the underground river, and many entrances in the river banks. There is a small but entertaining network of passages which are all quite open and interconnected, so it will be easy to explore while maintaining distance. You are never more than 10 minutes from the outside, so it is safe to split into small groups and do mini trips. Further downstream are the famous waterfalls. So the whole area is very interesting, attractive, exciting, and speleologically significant. The trip is suitable for all, including children, whether you want to walk, cave, or just have a splash around and a picnic. Full wetsuit is recommended if you want to enter the water. Extreme caution is required in deep water. If in any doubt, wear buoyancy aids or DO NOT ENTER! There is a car park which costs £4 per car, but sometimes the attendant very generously tells cavers not to pay.

See http://www.ogof.org.uk/porth-yr-ogof.html

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Jul
13
Mon
SRT training session @ GCRG depot
Jul 13 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Single Rope Techniques and ropework skills training
Hone your skills or learn new ones
Expert guidance !
Bring a Helmet and Light – it will be dark later and there are no lights on the tower.
And your SRT kit if you have any ….

Please ensure you phone or email Dave Appleing beforehand if you intend to attend

Location at either GCRG depot or Dean Field Study Centre climbing tower

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Jul
16
Thu
Sapperton Canal Tunnel @ The Tunnel House Inn
Jul 16 @ 18:30 – 22:00

The idea will be to take a look at the tunnel entrance at the pub (if no-one’s seen it before) before taking a walk through the woods above the tunnel, walking along the line of the tunnel shafts below. If we have enough people to make up 2 groups, then we can stagger the timings of the groups going off etc etc.

Due to the current restrictions there will not be the GSS BBQ available & all are expected to bring their own food if they wish, but the pub ought to be open afterwards for a drink etc outside on the grass (very pleasant).

The various links below will give you some history of the canal and the tunnel, which at one point was the longest of its type in Britain:

https://tunnelhouse.com/about/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapperton_Canal_Tunnel

https://web.archive.org/web/20100409015732/

http://www.cotswoldcanals.com/history.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ySeodpz8VY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZyIQFu5UYA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyoPCat6cy0

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Please let us know if you intend to come…

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Aug
10
Mon
SRT training session @ GCRG depot
Aug 10 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Single Rope Techniques and ropework skills training
Hone your skills or learn new ones
Expert guidance !
Bring a Helmet and Light – it will be dark later and there are no lights on the tower.
And your SRT kit if you have any ….

Please ensure you phone or email Dave Appleing beforehand if you intend to attend

Location at either GCRG depot or Dean Field Study Centre climbing tower

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Sep
14
Mon
SRT training session @ GCRG depot
Sep 14 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Single Rope Techniques and ropework skills training
Hone your skills or learn new ones
Expert guidance !
Bring a Helmet and Light – it will be dark later and there are no lights on the tower.
And your SRT kit if you have any ….

Please ensure you phone or email Dave Appleing beforehand if you intend to attend

Location at either GCRG depot or Dean Field Study Centre climbing tower

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Oct
12
Mon
SRT training session @ GCRG depot
Oct 12 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Single Rope Techniques and ropework skills training
Hone your skills or learn new ones
Expert guidance !
Bring a Helmet and Light – it will be dark later and there are no lights on the tower.
And your SRT kit if you have any ….

Please ensure you phone or email Dave Appleing beforehand if you intend to attend

Location at either GCRG depot or Dean Field Study Centre climbing tower

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Nov
9
Mon
SRT training session @ GCRG depot
Nov 9 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Single Rope Techniques and ropework skills training
Hone your skills or learn new ones
Expert guidance !
Bring a Helmet and Light – it will be dark later and there are no lights on the tower.
And your SRT kit if you have any ….

Please ensure you phone or email Dave Appleing beforehand if you intend to attend

Location at either GCRG depot or Dean Field Study Centre climbing tower

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Dec
14
Mon
SRT training session @ GCRG depot
Dec 14 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Single Rope Techniques and ropework skills training
Hone your skills or learn new ones
Expert guidance !
Bring a Helmet and Light – it will be dark later and there are no lights on the tower.
And your SRT kit if you have any ….

Please ensure you phone or email Dave Appleing beforehand if you intend to attend

Location at either GCRG depot or Dean Field Study Centre climbing tower

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Jan
11
Mon
SRT training session @ GCRG depot
Jan 11 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Single Rope Techniques and ropework skills training
Hone your skills or learn new ones
Expert guidance !
Bring a Helmet and Light – it will be dark later and there are no lights on the tower.
And your SRT kit if you have any ….

Please ensure you phone or email Dave Appleing beforehand if you intend to attend

Location at either GCRG depot or Dean Field Study Centre climbing tower

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Feb
8
Mon
SRT training session @ GCRG depot
Feb 8 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Single Rope Techniques and ropework skills training
Hone your skills or learn new ones
Expert guidance !
Bring a Helmet and Light – it will be dark later and there are no lights on the tower.
And your SRT kit if you have any ….

Please ensure you phone or email Dave Appleing beforehand if you intend to attend

Location at either GCRG depot or Dean Field Study Centre climbing tower

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