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Posted: 06/07/2018 16:25:14
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Anyone notice lots of new areas now becoming explorable with the dry weather? Any good discoveries?

The normally sumped adit at Bwlch y Plwm is bone dry and was at Pandora yesterday, the tunnel leading off from the car chamber the water looks manageable now but still a wetsuit job, has anyone explored that way fully?

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Posted: 06/07/2018 17:19:16
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Although I've not checked the next level down at Dinas Silica is probably accessible now.



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Posted: 06/07/2018 17:23:08
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Interesting.

Can anyone visiting please report on this. Also anything happening with the 'gateway' on the public road adjacent to the car park, and also, if you dont mind a five minute walk, the Public Right of Way which leads off to the mine on the left about half way up and opposite a track.

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Posted: 07/07/2018 16:43:04
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Will check out the 'gate' next time I'm passing.

Just in case anyone fancies doing the normally flooded level it requires a full wetsuit.
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Posted: 07/07/2018 21:49:50
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Roy, had a look tonight, no change, no gate. There is a misleading 'no trespassing' sign. IP: 86.183.246.155
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Posted: 08/07/2018 09:30:00
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I think probably varies a lot, I was in Cults mine last Tuesday and the water had dropped maybe six to eight inches, visibly lower but not enough to make submerged areas accessible, it would have to drop about 20-30ft to make any submerged areas accessible, which obviously isn't going to happen, unless it stops raining for about five years or something. IP: 89.243.197.231
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Posted: 08/07/2018 15:05:54
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We're a mere year too late to drop No.1 Shaft at Grove Rake.

First time I was down there, many years ago, the arch head of the 60fm level was just visible at the waterline.

Sadly now concrete-capped; no return trip in my lifetime Sad

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Posted: 08/07/2018 19:08:31
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DaveM wrote:

I think probably varies a lot, I was in Cults mine last Tuesday and the water had dropped maybe six to eight inches, visibly lower but not enough to make submerged areas accessible, it would have to drop about 20-30ft to make any submerged areas accessible, which obviously isn't going to happen, unless it stops raining for about five years or something.


The water level at Cults drops a fair bit over the year, unless we get a monsoon I think it'll be lower than it's been for years by the end of October.

These pictures show June and September 2010.



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Posted: 08/07/2018 23:50:17
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Thats remarkable, how low it is in the 2nd picture, must have been a very dry year, be interesting to see how low it gets this year if it stays dry. IP: 89.243.197.231
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