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Posted: 04/08/2015 22:41:45
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Hi if anyone has any info.we are off to Brecon for a week at the end of August has anyone got any tips on underground stuff in or around that area me and my daughter are looking for something to do we are from Swindon and have done the mines etc in our area.
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Posted: 05/08/2015 11:18:51
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Dinas Silica mines are not too far away? IP: 188.39.178.242
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Posted: 05/08/2015 12:38:21
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Bridge cave is a nice little bimble!

There's plenty to choose from on this page though:

http://www.ogof.org.uk/maps.html

Where are you Staying? SWCC or the Stump??

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Posted: 05/08/2015 22:12:28
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Thanks, we are renting a house outside of hay on wye. IP: 82.11.34.177
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Posted: 05/08/2015 23:57:43
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Wormster wrote:

Bridge cave is a nice little bimble!

There's plenty to choose from on this page though:

http://www.ogof.org.uk/maps.html

Where are you Staying? SWCC or the Stump??
Before anybody gets the wrong idea, The Stump cannot be used by paying guests.

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Posted: 06/08/2015 09:02:38
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I hear Big Pit is very good - however despite frequent good intentions I haven't made it there yet! Roll Eyes IP: 188.39.178.242
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Posted: 06/08/2015 09:29:53
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Peter Burgess wrote:

Before anybody gets the wrong idea, The Stump cannot be used by paying guests.


I wasn't aware of that Peter, thanks for that.

If I'm going to stay in the area I go to SWCC.

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Posted: 06/08/2015 09:57:24
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Wormster wrote:

Peter Burgess wrote:

Before anybody gets the wrong idea, The Stump cannot be used by paying guests.


I wasn't aware of that Peter, thanks for that.

If I'm going to stay in the area I go to SWCC.
We are permitted to have accompanying guests but cannot charge a fee, so we ask for a donation and hope it covers costs.

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Posted: 06/08/2015 09:58:43
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Good non-cave underground sites in the area are a bit thin on the ground, unfortunately. The comments above more or less cover it. There will be a few railway tunnels if you are into that sort of thing.

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Posted: 06/08/2015 13:16:58
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ttxela wrote:

I hear Big Pit is very good - however despite frequent good intentions I haven't made it there yet! Roll Eyes


It is and free too.
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Posted: 06/08/2015 16:57:21
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Above ground:

http://www.ape-monkey-rescue.org.uk/



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Brecon reigon
Posted: 09/08/2015 23:03:05
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How far time/distance are you prepared to travel?

Underground only or surface walks/features?

2nd vote for Big Pit, add a visit to Blaenavon Ironworks museum (also free) as well at the same time.

Within an hour or so's travel you have the Forest of Dean, Cwmystwyth, Elan valley, numerous minor trials/mines of mid Wales and of course all the S Wales caves... Take your pick!
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