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Second Saturday Trip

June 8 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm

Portland.

Duration – All day Saturday and Sunday optional.

Meeting Place:-
Saturday – Either at the Wessex at 9am prompt or the Ferrybridge car park, part way along the beach road as you leave Weymouth (There are toilets and a cafe) at 10:45am.
Sunday – Ferrybridge car park at 11:00am.
Equipment:-
Standard caving kit including belay belt. SRT kit for those wanting to do one of the more vertical trips (see below).
Trip Options:-
Sandy Hole to Blacknor through trip. Moderately tough trip with some difficult squeezes halfway through and SRT kit required.
Steve’s to Hopeless – A fairly tough trip (needs a good head for heights).  SRT kit or a belay belt for various climbs.
Blacknor round trip + some of the side passages to see the pretties.  Other than the entrance it is all easy. SRT kit required is required.
Grove Cliff Caves (now much bigger than they used to be as Tim Rose and Co have been joining things up).  This can include one of the longer new through trips and exit from either Rumble Chasm or Grove Cliff Fissure. A belay belt & krab is needed.
Wellington Cave (a new cave found last summer).  It is a straight forward crawl to the end and back which is about 25 min each way.  Tides mean trips there will need to be between 2 and 6pm.  The cave is not too exciting but the wander down to it is good fun if the weather is good. It would work as a good second trip on Sat or Sun.
Sandy Hole round trip. Suitable for novices but is uninspiring.
Details of the caves can be found here:
The planned beach BBQ is currently on hold as the weather doesn’t look good enough. However we will keep an eye on the forecast and arrange something if it improves. Please note that there is still some room at the Portland Bunkhouse (see http://www.portlandbunkhouse.com/) if you want to stay over Saturday night.
So that we can make appropriate arrangements please email wayne@cuckcoocleeves.uk to let me know as soon as possible:-
  1. If you are coming and which days you will be there, Saturday and / or Sunday.
  2. Whether you are coming to the Wessex or meeting us at the Ferrybridge car park.
  3. Which of the above trips you fancy doing.

 

Details

Start:
June 8 @ 9:00 am
End:
June 9 @ 5:00 pm
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Organiser

Wayne Starsmore