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Hi i'm new 7 months 1 week ago #30434

Hello everybody i'm new to caving and exploring mines. I was hoping somebody could provide some information about mines and caves in the area that are safe for novices. I have been to hendre spar mine and that got me hooked thanks for any info
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Hi i'm new 7 months 1 week ago #30435

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hi phil
welcome to the forum, if you fancy coming underground we cave every thursday night.
there are plenty of caves and mines in the area so if your free any thursday just give us a shout


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Hi i'm new 7 months 1 week ago #30439

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Hi i'm new 7 months 1 week ago #30444

Thanks for the offer would you mind if a couple of friends come along with me when we are free?
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Hi i'm new 7 months 1 week ago #30449

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Philrush32 wrote:
Thanks for the offer would you mind if a couple of friends come along with me when we are free?

no probs just let us know
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Hi i'm new 7 months 1 week ago #30451

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Yes, what he said ;)

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Hi i'm new 7 months 1 week ago #30452

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Hi i'm new 6 months 2 weeks ago #30558

Hey are you going cavibg tonight? If so where are you going?
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Hi i'm new 6 months 2 weeks ago #30559

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Hi Phil,

This week we are erecting a fence around a mine entrance.

You would be welcome but, in fairness, it would be an completely crap trip for you.

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Hi i'm new 6 months 2 weeks ago #30560

Ok thank you can you recommed anywhere for tonight for me and my friends please?
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Hi i'm new 6 months 2 weeks ago #30561

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Favourite would be Poacher's cave;

www.ucet.org.uk/index.php/forum/21-knowl...nnonau-poachers-cave

You would need a short electron ladder for the entrance. Expect to get wet and muddy (change of clothes perhaps?)

How experienced are your friends? Do they have helmets/lamps?

I see you have done the Spar mine (also a good easy one). There are some others a little further afield (Belgrave mine in the knowledge bank for instance).

If you fancied a "squeezy" one you could do Ogof Nadolig (in the knowledge back) but there is a roped drop of 12 feet you would need to deal with.

It really depends how comfortable and experienced you all are?

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Hi i'm new 6 months 2 weeks ago #30562

Im sure ive been told poachers cave is suseptable to flooding. We have been to the spar mine and the slate mine in glyn ceiriog we have the gear and we use a lot of common sense in taking care of safety. Something along the lines of the spar mine would be great as we are still starting out
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Hi i'm new 6 months 2 weeks ago #30563

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I have only known Poachers flood once since 2003 (when I started caving). On that occasion the flooding prevented entry.

A lot depends on where you are based ....

How far are you away from Penarth mine ?

www.ucet.org.uk/index.php/forum/21-knowl...ank/910-penarth-mine

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Hi i'm new 6 months 2 weeks ago #30564

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Ordinarily, I would be happy to come out with you and take you around the cave. Unfortunately, I am in no fit state to do so at the moment :(

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Hi i'm new 6 months 2 weeks ago #30565

Thanks if the offer still stands when your raring to go we will be happy to take it
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Hi i'm new 6 months 2 weeks ago #30569

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Hi Phil, Welcome to the forum. Sorry I'm a bit late to the party on this one. Gors mine (Babell) is a nice little trip (see knowledge bank). It's a smallish mine but quite interesting. No ropes or ladders to contend with, but there is a flooded shaft in the floor to look out for and another flooded stope further in. I would be happy to come with you if you give me a bit of notice...
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