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Underground Exploration for students at UWC Atlantic College


As part of our underground exploration project our students took part in an exploratory caving trip on Sunday 22 February. The team headed to the labyrinth of underground passages that are called - Porth Yr Ogof, Wales's largest cave entrance, and also home to the Afon Mellte, Lightning River, which is responsible for the numerous cave features, passages and pools that lurk in darkness under the ground. This, of course, also includes the infamous 'letterbox' squeeze!

Everyone had a great time exploring and learning the required team and personal skills needed to take part in the project and we are hoping that the provision of caving activities, which is not only an amazing personal challenge, but a hugely educational experience will start to play a bigger part in the range of outdoor and adventure offered by Atlantic Outdoors. Through caving we can make use of the vast networks of passages in our limestone environment of South Wales as well as make the most of the bad weather and dark days/nights as underground - it doesn't really matter!

Tom Partridge

Director of Outdoor Learning

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