© Chelsea Spelaeological Society - Updated April 2019


Trips, meets and events for 2019. At time of writing some venues and dates are provisional. Other items and additional detail will be added as it becomes available. Contact the Meets Organiser - Helen Pemberton for more information.
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UPCOMING MEETS April 19th-22nd - Easter in North Wales April 26th-28th - ODSS Working Weekend Scaffolding and preparation for the upcoming re-roofing work. May 24th-June 2nd - Old Daren Sunday School re-roofing week A week of working in the glorious Welsh sunshine, supping beer, and constructing a roof of magnificence that we can all enjoy. Helen has commandeered Saturday 1st of June to be our first CSS “Glamour Night” so bring your sequined outfits and classy cocktails. Suggested caving trips for this weekend are Little Neath River Cave and Ogof Rhyd Sych. June 28th-30th - Whitewalls Summer BBQ A fun packed weekend of caving and chargrilled food on the hillside. July 4th-8th - NAMHO Conference Mid-Wales This year the event is based in the village of Llanafan, Ceredigion. There are many excellent mine trips on offer including Frongoch, Bwlch Glas, Ystrad Einion, Cwmystwth, and many more. See www.cambrianmines.co.uk/NAMHO_2019 for more details. July 26th-28th - TBC August 23rd-26th (Bank Holiday) - Caving in the North York Moors Trips to include the Jenga/Excalibur Pot through trip, which has only been possible since 2015 and has some good unspoiled formations to see. Hopefully we should also get the chance to visit a recently discovered jet mine, and Bogg Hall Rising, which has fish and an otter in residence (wetsuit needed). This will be a good weekend for doing some more unusual caving trips. In the absence of caving huts it’s likely that we’ll be camping, and Helen would appreciate it if people would let her know they’re coming in plenty of time for her to organise this (bearing in mind this is a Bank Holiday Weekend and will be busier than usual). September 6th-8th - Rescon Cave Rescue Conference - Mendip This event will be an opportunity to gain knowledge in many aspects of cave rescue including First Aid and casualty care, technical rigging, and use of the comms. Workshops will be held both above and below ground. See www.caverescue.org.uk/bcrc-rescon-2019 for more information. September - Hidden Earth - Date and venue TBC October - TBC November 1st-3rd - Whitewalls Bonfire Weekend A weekend of caving, fireworks, fire and feasting. December 6th-8th - Whitewalls Curry Weekend A caving and home-cooked curry themed weekend.