Caves between Caswell and langland.. info..

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Caves between Caswell and langland.. info..

Post by kayak1 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:17 pm

Went for a great paddle today from Caswell to Three cliffs, then from Caswell to Langland exploring the coastline.. this is my local haunt for sunny day sea kayaking and thought I knew every crook and cranny.. apart from seeing a lone dolphin and a curious seal that circled us complete with an audience of spectators on the coastal path, that also noticed the wildlife around us with cameras clicking..we came across a cave, it was mid tide.. and would say halfway between Caswell and Langland was an entrance to a cave..one of many along the way, when we entered this one we were expecting it to end or at least to get closed off due to a low roof line..But this one just kept going, it went quite narrow then opened up to what seemed like a large chamber.. we didn't have torches with us to see the full size but kept going as far as we dared in darkness, we tried to turn around inside but was only halted by the knocks on the ends of the boat inside.. but it must be at least 13ft wide and goodness knows how further we could have gone..it was a real treat.. and shall return with head torches again soon..Just wondering if anyone is aware of this one or if they have names given to them..It goes to show that no matter how much you think you know a stretch of coastline, how different tide heights can make a big difference on each visit...

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Post by jmmoxon » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:38 am

Is it Culver Hole?
http://www.cambriancavingcouncil.org.uk ... hp?ID=1903

The registry is not complete, but this map gives you an idea:
http://www.cambriancavingcouncil.org.uk ... y/CCRm.htm

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Post by kayak1 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:57 am

Thanks Mike, but it was in between Caswell and Langland bay.. Culver being more Port Eynon way..looks like an entrance like any other cave along that bit of coastline.. just kept going.. there were two of us in the chamber with room to move around, just a shame we didn't have torches to go further..

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Post by jmmoxon » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:59 pm

It seems there are 3 Culver Holes, all on the Gower (culfre being old English for dove), this is the famous one:
http://www.cambriancavingcouncil.org.uk ... hp?ID=1100

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Post by kayak1 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:39 pm

Mike, I know Culver very well, the cave I mentioned is at sea level so you can paddle into it, the culver holes need a rope to climb into them.. thanks

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Post by AndrewSansum » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:25 pm

Sounds amazing. I grew up on the beach at Langland and have been along the rocks at low tide between Langland point and Whiteshell point many times as a kid.Have also boated it, sailed and kayaked and cannot think where it might be except maybe just east of whiteshell where the path rises. Will have to investigate next time I'm down at my mum's! Something to look forward to.


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Post by dwrgi » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:45 pm

If you do manage to get to the end there is a really old man sitting on a wooden chair and he offers you a choice to drink out of several goblets. Choose wisely.

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Post by kayak1 » Mon May 01, 2017 11:18 am

That would be brilliant!! or better still a portal to a jurassic world...

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Post by jmmoxon » Mon May 01, 2017 6:08 pm

...the Dorset coast ;-)

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Post by jmmoxon » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:42 am

Had a paddle along here yesterday & it's not surprising you've missed it before, there's only between 1 & 2m of the tide where you can get in, as it dries out at low & entrance covered at high. Passageway decreases in size to a solid wall after about 150ft, although I couldn't get close enough to see if it continues to left or right as slight swell pushing me against roof (although none of other caves we looked at had any lateral extensions). The roof inside was about 30ft above us, but no idea if interior dries out or contains a pool at low water.

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Re: Caves between Caswell and langland.. info..

Post by kayak1 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:12 am

Thanks Mike.. so more exploration is still needed with a torch then..Still a nice find I thought..

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