We entered the cave and rigged the 10m pitch down into Default Chamber. It is here that a slope leads up to a 20m long sandy passage that leads to the Sand Sump. The sand had previously been dug and only a small access crawl led through to what was once a body sized sump which had now silted up somewhat.
|Keith in the sandy passage that approaches the Sand Sump|
|A view of the sump at the start of the dig with bucket for scale|
|Keith at the sump at the end of the days dig|
More information on Cwm Dwr II on this link.
Can anyone shed any light on who other than Hywel Jopling has previously dug at this site? During the day we talked to Hywel, but from his description of the dig we think that it must have been worked since his last involvement.
Present: SWCC Members - Mark Burkey, Keith Edwards and Brendan Marris + Chloe Burney, Mark Burgess and Ian Millward from Dudley CC.
Photos by Brendan Marris