A handbook with full descriptions of each trip through each cave or pothole system. Definite must have for any caver, and a great gift. The authors and local experts have selected the best caves from 9 areas of Britain and Ireland, and described the classic trips that can be tackled by any competent party.
The irresistible appeal of caves is obvious from the enduring popularity of commercialised show-caves: dark, mysterious and beautiful, the hidden world of caves draws the visitor ever deeper. However, although it is 'one small step' from the concrete path to the rugged cave floor and from tourist to caver, it is a step that most are reluctant to take. Those few who do venture into the wild cave discover a world of spectacular halls, grottoes, rivers and waterfalls.
Arguably the foremost showcave complex in the Britain, Dan yr Ogof also contains greater beauty beyond the reach of the casual visitor. Martyn Farr's superbly illustrated book includes many excellent colour images and a wealth of little known archival material; it is a classic account of cave exploration in South Wales, which takes its beginnings from the early years of the century.
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