© Chelsea Spelaeological Society - Updated March 2020


Trips, meets and events for 2020. 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 March 27th-29th - Devon Weekend Staying at the DSS hut in Buckfastleigh. Trips to include Afton Red Rift, Pridhamsleigh Cavern, Dog Hole plus any extra bonus caves that people fancy from the bevvy of short but interesting ventures available in the area. April 24th-26th - Whitewalls/Forest of Dean Weekend Jennie Lawrence will be leading a trip to Old Ham Iron Mine 7:30 Friday night, please contact either Jennie or Helen for details if you’d like to come along. Saturday will be a trip to Westbury Brook Mine with Jann Padley, this should be a fun trip and will involve a few short  SRT pitches so don’t forget to bring your SRT kits. May 29th-31st - Yorkshire Dales Weekend Organiser Adrian Fawcett. Provisional plans are for a trip on Ingleborough like Tatham Wife Hole on Friday, an Easegill adventure on Saturday and a short but fun trip like Swinsto on Sunday. Contact Adrian for further details about accommodation and trips. June 26th-28th - CSS Summer BBQ Whitewalls A weekend of fun, flames and feasting on the Llangattock escarpment with plenty of caving options to suit all abilities. Trips to include a Daren through trip with Mandy Voysey, plus an easier trip on Sunday suitable for novices, beginners or anyone slightly hungover and in favour of gentle but fun outing. July 24th-26th - Mendip Weekend Staying at the SMCC cottage. Trips to be arranged closer to the time, but there are plenty of options for both burly and less strenuous trips so there should be something for everyone. July 25th-30th - Eurospeleo 2020 in Cantabria More information on the EuroSpeleo Forum 2020 website. August 15th - Kayaking on the Wye A fun day on the river paddling from Glasbury to Whitney with a lunch stop at Hay on Wye. Whether you’re a seasoned kayaker with your own vessel or never been on a river before, it should be a good day out. Camping accommodation is available nearby. Canoe hire and transportation will be arranged by Helen, so please get in contact for more details. A £10 deposit will be required by 10th April to secure your place, bookings after this date will depend on availability. August 21st-24th - Whitewalls Bank Holiday Weekend/Mendip Cave Fest Paul Tarrant will be leading a Nantymwyn Mine trip in Saturday, this is a very photogenic Welsh lead mine, involving some sort SRT pitches. September - Hidden Earth November 6th-8th - CSS Bonfire Weekend Fire, frolics and caving fun. Bring a stonking firework and do your best anti-rain dancing. Caving trips TBC but will include a range of options for all abilities. December 4th-6th - 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. December 31st - New Year’s Caving at Whitewalls Why not see in the New Year with a caving trip and get together with chums at Whitewalls. The ODSS might even be in a fit state for a party by then. Please confirm your attendance of events on the club Facebook group. Contact Helen if you have any requests/suggestions for any upcoming trips.
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak some or all of these events will be cancelled or rescheduled. Please check on the Facebook group or contact Helen for updates.