Date: 31st August 2019
About a year ago on a visit to Tooth Cave, we noticed a small depression full of cold cave air, near the sediment choked original entrance to Llethryd Swallet.
As cavers it was too much to ignore and a quick ferret around quickly exposed spaces between boulders underneath. This looked like it might provide a way round the blockages and regain access to one of Gower’s largest and best decorated cave system.
|5 of 7 all looking clean and keen to get digging!|
Fast forward a year and on a perfect weekend 7 of us descended on the dig site. I was blown away by how much Andy et al. had progressed the dig. A year ago it was a small muddy hole, now it was a clearly defined entrance with a surprising amount of surrounding rubble.
|The entrance, already much work has been done bringing waste to the surface.|
|Peter at the top of the improvised hauling line, cable is tied to a tree further back.|
|Andy loading a drag tray|
|The dig face; consists of loose material, mud and with a draft!|
Time dwindled away and we eventually collected at the surface to clean up the site and head back to the cars.
|End of the day’s dig, extremely muddy and several tonnes brought to the surface. Val seems remarkably happy!|
|Back at Andy’s home, the only way to get the mud off was with a jet washer.|