CSCC Dig Fest 2016

CSCC DigFest 2016 Keep on Digging!

Ever fancied finding new cave? Now's your chance. The diggers of Mendip will be opening their digs for you to visit and have a go.

  • Digging
  • Photography Workshop with Duncan Simey
  • Digger's Question Time
  • Wessex Challenge (hosted by the BEC)
  • BBQ
  • Stomp (with Karaoke)

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Fri June 3rd

  • From 19:00, Hunter's Lodge
    • Dig Matchmaker - catch up with the above people named below in the Hunters on Friday evening or before to find out more info.
      • Sites confirmed include:
      • Longwood Valley Sink - Alison Moody: A long term prospect with excellent picnic facilities.
      • Grebe Swallet - Chris Binding: Apparently it is absolutely guaranteed to go. No ifs, buts or maybes …
      • Blakes Farm Depression - Graham Price: More holes than Swiss cheese on steroids.
      • Sludge Pit Hole - Mike Kushy: A great cave with a lot to do. They have specially requested someone good with building walls. Do you fit the bill?
      • Cutlers – Estelle Sandford: A very interesting site with two nice easy digs. Parking is limited so a bit of planning to car sharing is needed.
      • Swildons Hole – Josh Bratchley: Josh is looking for someone to help carry cylinders.

Sat June 4th Wessex Challenge 2016

  • From 10:00, Village Hall
    • Final Dig Matchmaker
      • Depart for dig, dig, digging.
      • Meet digging teams and depart for caverns measureless.
    • 10:00 Photography Workshop with Duncan Simey1)
    • Dig-o-meter
      • It's not a competition but who found most.
    • 17:00 Bar
    • 17:30 Wessex Challenge (hosted by the BEC)
      • To be held on the top green by the village hall.
    • 19:00 BBQ
      • Stomp till late with DJ and Karaoke

Sun June 5th

  • From 10:00 - 12:00, Village Hall
    • Digger's Question Time - A panel of digging experts will answer your questions. Chaired by Mike Kushy
  • From 10:30, Hunter's Lodge Long Room
    • BCA AGM



This is intended as a practical session and we will be heading down to an easy part of a local cave to experiment with flashes and continuous lighting. I will be bringing plenty of kit, so having your own is not necessary, but if you bring it, expect to use it! The practical will be followed by a short debrief around a laptop when we will have a look at the results from our trip and how to get the best out of them with a little post processing.
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