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CLUB EVENTS 2021

Trips, meets and events for the second half of 2021. Some venues and dates are provisional. Other items and additional detail will be added as it becomes available. Contact the Meets Organiser - Helen Nightingale for more information.
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UPCOMING MEETS July 23rd-25th - Whitewalls Working Weekend The plan is to get Whitewalls ready for a return to group caving and social events in time for the CSS Summer BBQ scheduled for the following weekend. There’ll be plenty of jobs for all skill levels, and plenty of cleaning and tidying too. We’ll also have beer and a post-work BBQ, and possibly even caving if enough work gets done. July 30th-August 1st - Summer BBQ Weekend A weekend of caving, flames and feasting at Whitewalls. There’ll be at least one OFD trip on the Saturday, including the option of a descent down The Knave, so bring your SRT kit along if you’d like to do that. There’s also the option of any of our local caves and as usual there’ll be a barrel of beer (or maybe 2), and BBQ accompaniments provided for a small fee. Just bring your own meat/veggie choice to put on the BBQ. August 20th-22nd - Kids Caving and Family Weekend Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews for child-friendly caving and other fun stuff. The priority for the weekend is happy kids (and parents) instead of lots of hard caving. If it happens that you’re child-free, come along anyway to join the fun. August 27th-30th - Cave Fest and Chelsea Film Night There’ll be a Draenen trip on Saturday, followed by a Film Night in the evening so bring plenty of popcorn. Other trips will be decided closer to the time, or you can just bring your own ideas and see who else wants to join you. September 3rd-5th - Portland, Dorset Portland has some really interesting caves, the longest and most notable being the Ariel/Sandy though-trip which involves an abseil down from the cliffs, so don’t forget your SRT kit if you’d like to do that. There’ll also be some easier options available, and possibly a day of kayaking/SUP. There are also plenty of good walks in the area. Please let Helen know in advance if you’re coming so she can arrange accommodation. September 17th-19th - CSS “Un-annual Banquet” We’ll be having a 65th Anniversary Un-Annual Banquet on Saturday night, so get your evening dress or DJ on for a candle-lit dinner in Eglwys Faen. There will of course be food and beer (for a small fee), and to work up an appetite a caving trip to DYO during the day. Other trips to be decided closer to the time, but there should be something for everyone. October 15th-17th - Whitewalls Weekend Trips for this weekend to be decided, but if there’s anything in particular you’d like to do, let Helen know. Alternatively just come along and bring your ideas. November 5th-7th - CSS Bonfire Weekend Fire, frolics and caving fun. Bring a stonking firework and do your best anti-rain dancing. Caving trips to be decided, but it will include a range of options for all abilities. As usual there’ll be a communal feast for after the fireworks, barrels of beer and a huge bonfire to enjoy. December 3rd-5th - Whitewalls Curry Weekend The annual evening of home-made culinary curry delights with a selection of caving trips on offer to work up an appetite. Bring along a curried concoction to share, be it a vat of curry, a spicy side-dish or some tasty sundries. Please confirm your attendance of events on the club Facebook group. Contact Helen if you have any requests/suggestions for any upcoming trips.
These events could be affected by any coronavirus restrictions that are in force at the time. Please check on the Facebook group or contact Helen for updates.