Spring Bank Holiday, Club Meet to
On the Sunday after being thoroughly mucked up in Ogof Hesp Alyn, more easily known as O.H.A, the previous day (I hope this trip is being written up by someone else.) (No. Ed.) the remaining enthusiastic club members decided to have a lock at the second ? of the two caves in North vales.
a party of Mike, Pete, Hugh, Andy, Bob & Bill had a look down Poachers
Cave, known locally as Ogof o’r
Herwheliwr, which was recently found & dug out by
the N.P.C. but pirated and explored by the N.W.C.C. (They said it was on their
patch!.) A tenuously designed, locked manhole cover revealed a pitch of about
twelve feet into Dyers Adit, a short length of mined
passage on a prominent vein. From the floor of this a short dig led to a
phreatic network of muddy tubes, at first with calcited tree roots hanging
eerily from the roof. This passage eventually opens to a fine active streamway,
leading upstream to a large chamber & downstream to a series of grotty
muddy tubes. It was here that respective members furtled about for varying lengths of time, depending on
their enthusiasm. Finally the stream could be heard tantalizingly behind an
impossible squeeze where Hugh tried without success to persuade me to make
myself infamous, & then blamed me for his failure to do so.
In summary, an interesting cave, but possibly with not as much interest as the excellent draught Bass (Mothers Milk) in the nearby pub, where we spent so much of our time that weekend.